Chattanooga/Smoky Mountain Trip Day 1
I was so eager to set out!! I’ve been looking forward to and planning this trip since last fall.
After a 45 minute back up I made it thru the pile up and sped on my way. I stopped in Tennessee and did 2 geocaches, one of which was near this horse statue. I love when I see crazy stuff like this....
As I approached Chattanooga I decided to make a quick detour into Alabama.....
never been to Alabama and it's my goal to eventually hit every state. Although I didn’t have any time for sightseeing that day, my
main goal was to grab 2 geocaches, one of them at a Trail of Tears historical
marker. That was very interesting!
The other one was at this cute little statue. See, I told you that you see crazy stuff geocaching....
I was thrilled to have visited a new state, also get credit for my geocaching state map, and add another state to my travel map. Woo hoo!!
After a brief delay in Chattanooga due to road construction - is there road construction everywhere??? I arrived at Holiday Travel Park where I would be spending the next 3 nights. The Travel Park is located on a Civil War Battlefield, so that in itself was pretty cool. They even have an historical marker there which I went and visited, and then quickly found the nearby geocache.
All in all it was a nice first day and I was exceptionally pleased with my JEGS rooftop carrier.
It was the first time I’d gotten to use it and I was thrilled with how much stuff I was able to put it in. It took me about an hour to stop worrying that it was going to blow open on the highway and toss my belongings all over the place. But once I settled down and stopped worrying, it was great. I didn't even notice it was up there. It doesn't make any noise or anything. If you're short like me, this car door step comes in really handy. You just hook it on the inside of the back door and it holds up to 400 pounds. It makes reaching my JEGS carrier a breeze.
Two more new items that I used for the first time were my SetPower freezer/refrigerator and my Jackery generator.
OMG – how did I ever live without these before?? Let me just say this – no more messing around with ice cubes or ice blocks. Hip, hip hooray!! The SetPower is really nice. I kept it plugged into the outlet in the rear of my car while driving and then once I reached camp I plugged it into the Jackery. The Jackery can charge your USB items with the 2 provided USB plugs and it has 1 AC outlet and 1 dc car port. It came in so handy for everything!
Come on back for the next post - I'll be covering downtown Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain.
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