Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Saturday in Chattanooga.

For Spring Break this year, we decided to take a weekend road trip to Chattanooga.  The kids always look forward to riding Thomas the Tank Engine in the spring, but this year Ben and I decided to get our train fix in a different (and much better!) way.

We made it up to the city in time for lunch, and after parking and taking a leisurely stroll through the downtown streets, we ended up at Sticky Fingers, a personal fave.

Chattanooga has so much to offer families, which made it a little difficult to pick our afternoon activity.  We settled on the Creative Discovery Museum the day before we left, and WOW! what a great choice we made.

And, for the record, my very handsome husband was part of the groundbreaking for this facility back when he was in high school.  Ask him about it sometime...he'd be happy to share everything about it with you! :)

The kids and I have been to both INK and and the Children's Museum in Atlanta, and neither can hold a candle to what this place has to offer.  I seriously cannot wait to go back.

Babe's favorite activity was the massive PlayScape we ventured onto immediately upon entering.  Harris enjoyed the "dinosaur" sandbox and theater room.

I was partial to the music rooms.  I was especially stoked to find an old harpsichord just like Mom used to play!

Emmy was content to check it all out from her cushy seat in the stroller.  She's such a good baby.

The art room was quite impressive as well.  Ben and I did a little sketching while the kids worked on some stamping, rubbings, and clay creations.

Harry and Babe were even brave enough to pet the snake!

Ben preferred keeping his hands on this girl.

After spending a couple of hours inside the museum, we headed up to the rooftop playground, which was totally cool!

We even managed a trip up the "tower" before calling it a day.  Ben's fear of heights only immoblized him slightly.

It was such a fun family outing, and a great start to our weekend trip.

Stay tuned to see where we headed next...

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