Ruby Falls and Aquarium

Current Location: Holiday Trav-L-Park, Rossville, Georgia (Chattanooga area)

Today, our plan was to go to Ruby Falls in the morning, eat lunch, then go to Rock City in the afternoon. The weather forecast had indicated that the rain should give way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Didn’t quite work out that way.

We did go to Ruby Falls in the morning. Here are some pictures from there.

Stuff hanging down.

Stuff hanging down.

The falls, all lit up with colors.

The falls, all lit up with colors.

We had a really nice tour through Ruby Falls. There was a family of four and the two of us, along with our tour guide. It was a nice time. We ended up eating lunch at the Ruby Falls snack bar. Then we drove over to Rock City. It was very foggy, drizzly, cold and windy. We decided to skip Rock City this time, but had already bought tickets. We found out they were good indefinitely, so we’ll make that stop some other time.

We drove down the mountain and decided to visit the Tennessee Aquarium, instead. That was a much better choice for a cold, miserable day. We were very impressed by the setup. They have the salt water aquarium and exhibits in one building and the fresh water in the other.

Malcolm had paid for 2 hours of parking, figuring it would be more than sufficient. As it was, we sort of hurried the last little part to make it under 2 hours. There is a lot to see there. Here are a few pictures.

Frog.

Frog.

Penguin

Penguin

Butterfly in the butterfly exhibit room.

Butterfly in the butterfly exhibit room.

A couple of stingrays.

A couple of stingrays.

Dueling crabs

Dueling crabs

Jellyfish.

Jellyfish.

We headed back to the trailer after the aquarium and did some maintenance on the trailer after dinner. One item that needed attention is the bottom of one of the kitchen chairs which was sagging a bit. The chairs are the type where you flip up the seat and you can store stuff inside them. We put our card games and such in them. A couple of wood screws had them shored up good as new.

The other issue was the laundry rack with the heavy printer/scanner/copier on top. It had started pulling loose from the wall that we had anchored it to. We also wanted to move it to the left to provide better access to the right side of the closet. We ended up buying a 2′ x 4′ piece of board and having Home Depot cut it into 3′ and 1′ sections for us.

Malcolm mounted the 2′ x 3′ piece in the back of the closet and screwed it into the two studs that were behind the wall. This gave us a better area to re-attach the brackets for the shelf in the position that we wanted. We’ll see how that holds up over time.

Malcolm also loaded pictures from the last several days onto the computer. We’ll close with a couple of pictures from yesterday’s Incline Railway visit.

Going up!

Going up!

From the top, looking down.

From the top, looking down.

Looking through the roof of the car.

Looking through the roof of the car.

Tomorrow morning we head up to Pigeon Forge for the rest of the week.

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2 thoughts on “Ruby Falls and Aquarium

    • You take an elevator down and back up. The loop out to the falls and back to the elevator is just under a mile, if I remember correctly. Only about 10 stairs, total. Pretty much all level.

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