We started our break with the traveling Broadway presentation of The Wizard of Oz, and it was great. The girls really love shows like this, and I think this one was even better because they've seen the movie and read the book so many times.
Monday morning, we headed up to Huntsville to the Space and Rocket Museum.
I'm not sure what I expected, but I was a little disappointed. There's a new building that was incredible, but that only took us about 30 minutes. Then we headed to the other
building, which was much older and really run-down. We did see a great IMAX film called Walking on the Moon, and I don't regret going, but we won't be headed back any time soon!
We left Huntsville and drove to Chattanooga. Much of this drive was on a highway, and it was really beautiful. We arrived at our hotel and realized how perfect it was: in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, near the aquarium, the Children's Museum, and lots of restaurants, free breakfast, and an indoor pool! I can't say enough great things about this Residence Inn!
The first thing we had to do upon checking in was to pull Sarah's tooth.
She was determined to lose it in Tennessee, and had been working on it the whole drive up! Perry and I both tried unsuccessfully to pull it (we're both squeamish!), so I decided to try tying dental floss around it and slamming a door. After about 10 tries, it finally came out! Sarah was so brave.
The girls swam for awhile, and just as we were deciding where to go for dinner, we got a call from some friends who were also in town and heading to dinner, so we joined them. This was our favorite meal of the trip. The restaurant was great, the kids were entertained by each other, and the adults were able to relax and enjoy the moment.
More on Chattanooga later...