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Visit to a Garden on top the Mountains

For someone from Florida the hills of Tennessee can seem to be mountains.

A little over a week I journeyed to Tennessee to a highly anticipated conference. Rather than driving many hours straight there I decided we would take our time along the way. Sometimes it is the journey more than the destination you know.

After spending the night in Perry, GA for my cousins’ wedding we headed north to Tennessee. Only a few hours away I had found a place on top of Lookout Mountain to stay. Sight unseen beyond their website, I was nervous to find a bed and breakfast on the mountainside.

White knuckled I drove up the side of the mountain (not really but the hill took concentration for this Florida boy). Winding roads and narrow turn up the mountain we drove. My wife enjoyed the scenery as I watched the road. Memories of my visit as a child flooded my mind as I tried not to look over the side.

Tired from all the down shifting we arrived at our evening stay. Tucked away in the midst of trees was the The Garden Walk Bed & Breakfast Inn.
We were welcomed by the hostess as we checked in. She graciously upgraded our room from a queen to a king as I left my gift card behind. We were led back among the bungalows to our stay for the night.

After unloading we took in the sites of Ruby Falls and ate dinner in downtown Chattanooga. We walked the longest