On our way out of Tennessee we couldn’t resist a quick diversion to downtown Chattanooga (a.k.a. Chattaboogie and Chattanooger and Chatty) where we walked across the Tennessee River over the Walnut Street Bridge and visited a favorite pizza place (Mellow Mushroom).
The leaves were just beginning to turn. We were a little early for peak colors but seeing red and yellow leaves has been such a treat. I remember seeing the Delta Queen on the Ohio River as a kid. On one of those occasions, my family and I watched from just a few feet away as it traversed the Cannelton Locks. I remember a passenger at the front of the boat stepping off as the boat moved through the lock and then stepping back onto the Delta Queen just before he became a new local resident.