To the Queen
A Sincerely White Christmas
I thought I might spend another night somewhere around Nashville but
opted to sleep at home instead. I visited Belle Meade for the first time
and the National Corvette Museum for not the first time.
Chattanooga gets its first serious Christmas Day snowfall in forty-one
years and everyone loves it. Roaming the Delta Queen with no more that a
dozen people aboard at any given time was an interesting and enjoyable
experience. By contrast, she's all but sold out for New Year's Eve just
one week away.
It was a quiet Christmas Eve. I got in a walk and some reading plus two
It took awhile but I did find a good spot for breakfast. In Chattanooga, I
finally got inside the Coker Museum then returned to the Delta Queen.
Not much excitement in my drive to the north edge of Knoxville but I
filled out the page with some real Christmasy stuff from Sunday.
I'm continuing my Christmas away from home streak this year even though it
won't be all that far away. A number of things, including the fact that
retirement takes the pressure off of squeezing a major outing into the
Christmas to New Years slot, work to keep me closer to home. Chattanooga,
Tennessee, will be the southernmost point of the trip. Going and coming
will probably involve a little time in Nashville and/or Knoxville. One
reason that Chattanooga got the nod is that the Delta Queen has a special
winter rate for weekdays so I'll be spending at least one night there.