Ruby Falls ZIP Stream Aerial Adventure

Looking a little apprehensive
When we were at Ruby Falls on Tuesday Emma saw the sign for the Ruby Falls ZIP Stream Aerial Adventure and kept talking about it so finally on Thursday morning we headed out there. She was a little dubious of going when we first got there and I asked her if she was sure she wanted to try it. There is no refund if you change your mind so we wanted to be sure she would do it. She assured us that she would so we paid the $25 for her. We had to wait for a while and during that time a gentleman came off of the adult zip line and according to how his wife was treating him he wasn’t feeling well at all. I think that sort of frightened Emma but she was determined to do it. Her guide was Anna Rene and we couldn’t have gotten a more perfect person to do it. She was so patient and gentle with Emma encouraging her but never forcing her to do anything.

Dressed for adventure
Actually it is an obstacle course with a zip line in it. Emma got to go through it four times and each time chose a different obstacle. There is also a rock climbing wall and Emma climbed all the way to the top. I was amazed at her dexterity but then she is a dancer. Quite frankly, it was the best $25 we spent in Chattanooga!
That pink speck is Emma

We had told Emma about the Unclaimed Baggage store in Scottsboro, Alabama and she really wanted to go there. I’m not sure if she really wanted to go to the store or if she wanted to add another visited state to her list but never the less she wanted to go. We stopped at Wendy’s for lunch and then headed to Scottsboro. It’s not too far, about an hour, from Chattanooga. The store is huge with most anything anyone would want but it seemed different this time. Their prices did not seem to be as good as when we visited a couple of years ago but Emma still found some bracelets that she wanted so another chance to spend “her” money.

The ride back to the campground was long as there was pouring rain and heavy traffic but we made it. Another eventful day!

Home Away From Home

Unclaimed Luggage Store in Scottsboro, Alabama

Today was a day of rest getting ready for the trip home. With no plans for the day and not wanting to see anymore caves or caverns we decided to go to the Unclaimed Luggage store in Scottsboro, Alabama. It was about an hour’s drive and an interesting place. There were many people there and I wondered if they were local or tourists. The store had almost anything anyone would want – if you wanted to buy used items. There was a lot of clothing but as Jerry said, “I’ve got enough used clothes”. I bought a cover for my Kindle that doesn’t quite fit but will be fine, a pair of sunglasses and we bought a suitcase to keep in the RV in case of an emergency flight home at any time. It was only $15.

On the way home we stopped for groceries at Walmart. According to the GPS it was .6 miles away – perhaps as the crow flies but not as the car goes. Got the groceries and came back to the campground by 2:30. It was a beautiful, sunny day so I begged Jerry to drag out my chair and I sat outside for a while. Came in and since Jerry was asleep on the sofa I went in the bedroom and turned on the TV to watch the pre-show for the Derby. I watched it intermittently and napped intermittently until about 5:30. We watched the Derby and then had dinner. After dinner we intended to take the trash out but ending up sitting outside by the fire with neighbors Barbara and Jim until nearly 9:30. Tried to get the GPS set for tomorrow’s trip but the new GPS doesn’t recognize Townville, SC. Not sure I’m going to keep this one either.