Chattanooga Daily Photo
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
This may look like an isolated country road, but it's actually a busy shortcut. The school buses use it to get from the high school to the middle school otherwise they would have to take two sharp turns. I use it because it bypasses the traffic and congestion in front of the middle school. This part of the road is one way but it turns into a two way road farther up and doesn't get any wider!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Back to School
Sorry for the interruption in service. I spent the weekend taking my oldest son to Middle Tennessee State University. He just started his freshmen year and is living in a dorm. Here's a picture I took of the football stadium where the Blue Raiders play in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Tomorrow I should be once again featuring Chattanooga--if Blogger cooperates. It didn't want to let me upload earlier today.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Civil War gear
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Chattanooga Fire Rescue in action
I came upon this scene and as usual snapped a picture as I was driving. And as usual, my teenage son had a fit because I'm always taking pictures--whether or not I'm driving.
Anyway, you can obviously see the fire truck but it you look closely at the white pick up truck (you may have to click on to enlarge the picture) you can see it had caught on fire. No one was injured but it did make a mess of traffic for a while.
Monday, August 21, 2006
WW II Alligator
I have been unable to find out why this WW II tank is park by the side of a small strip mall near my house. It's always been there. It's just another one of the interesting things I came across and never really paid much attention to before I started the DP blog. Now I'm definitely more aware of my surroundings. Of course that doesn't necessarily mean I can explain things!
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Musical Word Play
Friday, August 18, 2006
A misty morning
I came across these geese this morning after dropping my son off at school. While still in the school parking lot, I saw them flying in their V formation but never suspected they had landed nearby.
If these aren't enough geese, check out Alexandria Daily Photo and Marie's geese series.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I decided to post a tourist picture today. Ruby Falls is one of Chattanooga's tourist attractions. It's an underground waterfall. Not unique but a fun attraction. We went when we first moved here but have not been recently so I don't have pictures but you can see some on their website.
You take an elevator down to the cave and walk for a bit before you come into the "room" where the waterfall is located.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Gone to the dogs
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This isn't the best picture because I was driving and I was trying to stay away from this truck. You may have to click on the picture to see it more clearly but that big red steel ball and hook hanging from the back of this truck was not secured in any way and bouncing back and forth like a pendulum. It would have been comical if not for the danger. Cars were speeding up and/or slowing down to stay out of his way. At first I couldn't understand the reason for the car ballet but when I got closer I saw it and did my best to stay clear.
Monday, August 14, 2006
First Day of School
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Drivers, start your engines!
Saturday, August 12, 2006
A sign of autumn
Friday, August 11, 2006
The Imax Theater is located downtown next to the Tennessee Aquarium and you can get a discount by purchasing your tickets together. The last thing I saw at the Imax was a movie about an American fighter pilot and Operation Red Flag exercises. For more info about the Imax you can look here.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Just how many international students do they have?
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Another summer shot!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Summertime and the living is easy
I took this picture at the entrance to one of our grocery stores. I thought it really captured the essence of summer--at least for me. Outdoor seating, tropical plants and watermelons. Lots and lots of watermelons. Unfortunately. the melons this summer haven't been the best. Neither has the corn. They say it's lack of rain.
Monday, August 07, 2006
View from Incline Railway Station
Here's the view of Chattanooga from the Incline Railway Station on top of Lookout Mountain. I'm sorry the picture is so hazy but the air quality this summer has been bad. Like most of the country right not, we are in the midst of a heat wave. The weatherman said today that the temperature has exceeded 95 degrees farenheit (35 celsius) every day for the past 6 days.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
The Incline Railway Station at the top
Saturday, August 05, 2006
The Incline Railway
I took this picture of the Incline Railway from the station atop Lookout Mountain. It's on its way back down the mountain. In case you're wondering, the workers at the back of the car are greasing the cables. It works on a pulley system. The car traveling down pulls the other car up the hill.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Who is in charge of counting?
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Donation drop off boxes
These boxes are scattered around the city and they can come in handy during a spring cleaning frenzy and I have stuff that's too good to toss into the trash but I don't want it any longer. The items are resold in stores with the money going for charity. Unfortunately, people also use them as a dumpster, tossing unusable trash. They also dump unusable large items outside the box. In some places the boxes had to be removed. I hope the few people who abuse these don't spoil it for the rest of us.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
DP Theme Day
Today is DP Theme Day and the theme is a picture of ourselves at one of our favorite places. I'm at Panera Bread, a bakery and retstaurant with wonderful breads, sandwiches and bagels. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining and free wireless internet. My favorite for lunch is their chicken salad on semolina bread and my favorite bagel is their wonderful cinnamon crunch bagels.
Please visit the other DP sites participating in today's theme day!
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