Monday, July 16, 2012

Family Day

Last Wednesday, Troy took the day off work so we could have a ‘family day’.  So, we loaded up early and headed out with our destination being Chattanooga; however, first we had to make a quick stop for breakfast at one of our favorite local donut places.

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Once we arrived in Chattanooga, our first stop was the Incline Railway.  Silas continues to have an obsession with all things train related so he was excited about this!  It was a rainy, foggy day with zero visibility at the top meaning we wouldn’t be seeing any pretty views from Lookout Mountain.  We decided to proceed with our plan anyway because all Silas cared about was the railway car and track.  It was worth it to see his excitement!

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After conquering the Incline Railway, we decided to head over to the Creative Discovery Museum.  Silas enjoyed climbing through their indoor playground, playing various musical instruments, manipulating various features of the Tinkertoy exhibit, and even dressing up like a queen bee.  It was a very cute place, and we could have stayed longer but we were getting hungry for lunch!

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Troy and I (ok maybe it’s more me than Troy because I really like to eat!) like to try local restaurants that have gotten good reviews when we visit new places.  So, I researched the night before we left and thought that the Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe looked yummy!  We did have to wait a little longer than we would have liked with a 3 year old that needed a nap, but the food was very good.  I decided to try the Rainbow Sandwich seen in the picture below. It was a three tiered sandwich with homemade chicken salad, pimiento cheese, and cucumber spread. It may not sound like a great combination, but it was delicious. Troy decided to go for the BBQ plate which was tasty too!

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After our late lunch, we decided we had enough Chattanooga fun for one day(especially since Troy and I both had to work the next day)!  Silas slept the entire way home.  We finished off our family day with a walk and play time at the park. I love my family, and I am so grateful we had the opportunity to do this.  I long for the day that we will have fun days as a family of four! Until then, I will continue to focus on the blessings that are right here in front of me!

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