We have been having fun in Chattanooga.
On Friday, we went to a glass blowing factory in downtown where they let you blow your own glass ball. You select the colors and the pattern.
This area of Tennessee was the starting point of the Trail of Tears for many of the Cherokee nation. The US Government had identified land for the states. That land included land under the auspices of the Native American tribes. So who had rights to govern? Of course, that resulted in a law that the Native American tribes would be moved to Oklahoma and reimbursed a paltry sum of 5 million. Some moved of their own accord. Others were forcibly driven to Oklahoma. They were not allowed to go into towns to get food and diseases prevailed. This Trail of Tears is commemorated in Chattanooga. The water flows over the steps to the river with art on the sides.
Saturday, there were rowing races on the waterfront.
Chattanooga, like many other cities, is committed to art. Throughout the city, there is art everywhere. I enjoyed these two that were made by the Mason Alliance.
Today, we went to the Farmers' Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion. It was a lovely day, bright and sunny albeit windy. Signs of fall are beginning to show.
Tomorrow, we start our trip back down the Tennessee heading to Joe Wheeler State Park for the Rendezvous.