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Monday, October 21, 2013

Evans Escapades at Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain


As I said before. . .Ruby Falls in Chattanooga TN
was on our radar, because I read about it on our

now. . .had I done my due diligence as I usually do,
and gone back to reread the post, I would have realized
that the falls was at the end of a 1100 feet deep CAVE. . .

anyone who’s read our stuff very long,
knows that after Mammoth Cave in Kentucky
I told Dave I was done with caves. . .period. . .
well maybe I will repeat Carlsbad. . .but that’s it. . .
Ruby Falls
soooo. . .here we are to see Ruby Falls. . .hello. . .
I’m pretty much feeling like a dummy. . .
’cause evidently I REALLY was not paying ANY attention. . .
Margery and Paul’s blogpost clearly indicates that it’s IN A CAVE. . .
as do the pages where you buy the tickets. . .
Ruby Falls
but oh no. . .I didn’t register any of that part of the story. . .
Ruby Falls
I just wanted to see the falls. . .and they were glorious!
Ruby Falls
the story our EXCELLENT guide told us is
that they don’t actually know where the falls originate,
although many studies have been done. . .intriguing huh?
Ruby Falls - Janice
it was WELL WORTH IT!   Highly recommend. . .
Ruby Falls
and on the way back out. . .my favorite formation. . .steak and potatoes. . .

Now, I highly recommend checking out
because. . .they used a flash. . .
so their pics are much clearer. . .
I didn’t want Dave to use a flash. . .
‘cause I wanted to have that same sensation
of claustrophobia every time I looked at them,
that I had when I was experiencing it. . .what can I say?

and for our last experience in Chattanooga. . .
the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. . .
Chattanooga - Lookout Mountain Incline Railway 72% gradeChattanooga - Lookout Mountain Incline Railway 72% grade
eh. . .if you’ve never done one before. . .
and just feel the need. . .go ahead. . .
but nothing all that exciting,
other than it being at a 72* grade
which all RV’ers understand is crazy grade status. . .
Chattanooga - Lookout Mountain Incline Railway 72% gradeChattanooga - Lookout Mountain Incline Railway 72% grade
the views from the top weren’t any better, if as good
as the views from the lookout at Ruby Falls. . .
and you could easily drive there yourself if you wanted to see the battlefields. . .
just my opinion you understand. . .

but all in all. . .Rock City and Ruby Falls were well worth the adventure!
see you in Atlanta next,
Janice and Dave