Birthday in Chattanooga

From a busy summer to a busy fall, The Cott house has been on a roll y’all!! We’ve had so many fun visitors and outings I feel like I haven’t even had a chance to get into a real swing of blogging since moving to TN. So, while B naps I have Elf (SANTA!!) in the background and the fire lit so I can sit and get caught up on life here in middle Tennessee.

Geoff jokes and always says I like to celebrate a birthday month…don’t be ridiculous. ** It’s no more than a few weeks – tops. But there’s always next year! #goals This year for my (actual) birthday I channeled my PNW-self and set out on an impromptu visit to Chattanooga with my partner in crime. I used to frequent the adventure lane in Washington…on a random week day I’d pack a few day trip essentials and B and I would be off to visit somewhere we’d never been. I’d heard so much about the charming city of Chattanooga so off we went!

I didn’t have much of a plan, other than getting there and checking off a few touristy spots I’d read about. First stop was the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway…I mean something resembling a train?? #yesforB! It was a cute, cheap thrill up a steep mountain where you could get off at the top and walk around to enjoy the views of Chattanooga. In all honesty, after about 10 minutes the thrill began to fade ** but it was cute to take the railway with Brooks and do something different.

Still going by the seat of my bday pants, I googled ‘trains in Chattanooga’ and the old train station came up. It was just a short drive from the Incline Railway so off we went to explore this historic town. B loved the old train station. I know he would’ve be happy to just walk up and down the corridor for hours, but momma was hungry and our departure was nearing. 😉 Inside the train station was a Frothy Monkey so we headed in and had a sweet little lunch date!

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With so many things to explore in our new city I was so thankful to have this day with my B. Life can get so busy and distracting with all the adulating going on #overrated, sometimes I have to force myself to stop and do something outside the norm. I hope I never let life get too busy to keep me from making adventurous memories with my fam…it’s the in-between moments that make life that sweet, sweet lemonade. **

Have a great weekend y’all!

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

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