Friday, July 25, 2014

Tennessee, Summer 2014, Part 3

Part 3 of the two weeks in Tennessee actually features two excursions in Georgia = an Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets game, and a trip to Chickamauga National Military Park.  The same day as the latter, I also revisited the International Towing & Recovery Museum in Chattanooga.  Here are some quick photos.

I usually hang around Atlanta during my time out in Chattanooga, but Turner Field (aka "The Ted") was the only thing I saw / did in ATL this time around.

My brother-in-law was kind enough to join me.

Sweet!  Sweet Water!

1990s dominance only resulted in 1 World Series victory.

View while waiting for a (really good) hamburger.

We got to our seats just in time to see lead-off batter (and former New York Yankee) Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run.  Mets lead 1-0 before I can take a bite of my food.

We moved a little higher to have elbow room.  Here's a slightly wide angle view from our seats.

Corporate Atlanta = Coca Cola, Chick-Fil-A, and Delta.

The sky had an awesome color to it, so I highlighted it using the "Pop" feature on my camera.

It's hard to tell, but the Braves fans are doing the Tomahawk chop.  Keep in mind that just days beforehand, the Washington Redskins lost the trademark to their name.

After being down 3-0, the Braves rallied, as seen here, in large part thanks to the Mets committing multiple errors as well as the horrible pitching of Jeurys Familia.

Andrelton Simmons hits the ball towards Eric Campbell, who will fumble it, allowing the go-ahead fourth run.

Atlanta won 5-3.

My parents had never been to a Civil War battlefield before coming out to Chattanooga.  After seeing Lookout Mountain's Point Park, it was time to see the site of the battle that preceded it, in Chickamauga (Fort Oglethorpe, GA).

The gun collection is exceptional.

The Spencer Rifle, second from the left, changed the course of some battles due to its quick firing design.

It was too hot for my parents, so we speedily did the driving tour around the battlefield.

You wouldn't know that soldiers lay dying right around this spot 150 years ago.

Many monuments are scattered throughout the site.

This one is the largest.

There's also this tower, which was actually open to climb (unlike the last time I came, in December 2011).

The funkiest museum in Eastern Tennessee has to be the International Towing & Recovery Museum.

My mom and dad found it interesting.

I ordered my pop to stand next to the largest rig.

This photo is unrelated to everything above, but since it was in the same time period (and Chris looks adorable), I'm including it.

Coming up next = a day trip to Birmingham, Alabama.

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