Monday, October 01, 2007

The Chatanooga Choo-Choo (Part2)

Finally getting to post the photos from Paul's belated birthday trip many weeks ago. Tommy, Paul Michelle and I all went to the Train Museum and the Aquarium up in Chattanooga. We all had a blast!

Paul got all excited because he got "real coal dust in his hair!" from riding in a restored Pullman car. Steam engines are pretty darn cool.

This is the engine we took a little ride on.

When we stopped to turn around the conductor showed us the huge warehouse where they are restoring the trains. This was on one of the trains in the warehouse - I just thought this was funny - but humping is actually pushing the car instead of pulling.

The view of the tracks from the back of the car as we were going back.

Michelle, Tommy and Paul on one the engines the museum has on display in the train yard.

One of the fantastically beautiful pitcher plants at the Chatanooga aquarium. They were huge! These things could have swallowed an armadillo if it had wanted to!

Obviously these two butterflies never visited the train museum...

Paul Michelle and Tommy enjoying the view.

Seadragons. A relation to seahorses. Perhaps the coolest creature to roam the sea (other than the gelatinous orange creature of Sanibel). Seadragons , Jedi masters of camouflage, imitate their favorite kelp bed. The Chattanooga Aquarium has some others that are this fantastic dark purple and their "leaves" are shaped more like little paddles.

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At 12:42 AM, Blogger Karisse said...

I enjoyed all the train pictures...and the one of your 3 friends looking up! :)

I wanna be a photographer. sigh. :)

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Brina Bat said...

You should try it out then. No one to hold you back but your own doubts and worries, eh?


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