We drove 120 miles from Atlanta to Chattanooga to bring my grandson to spend the day
with "Thomas The Tank Train". We arrived Saturday morning and I realized that I had
booked the wrong RI in Chattanooga. My son and daughter had been there before and
didn't realize there were two RI's. So I went to the desk to find out if there were any
two-bedroom suites available. Happily there was one and I booked it for the AAA rate of
$227.00 for one night.(We canceled the other RI room without any charges.) The room
was not ready at 10:45, but the young man said he'd put a rush on it because my grandson
would need a nap around lunch time.
With some time to kill, we walked NEXT DOOR to the Children's Museum. It was the
best kid's museum I've ever experienced. It was perfect! A dinosaur sand room with real
fossilized skeletons, an awesome water play area, a train/car room, a roof with a giant
chess set and several kids swing pulley rides. There was a library, China exhibit, art room,
music room, play acting room etc. Awesome for kids!
After leaving, we walked across to the next block to the Blue Water Grill. We sat outside
and had fish tacos, and nachos. They had $5.00 Bloody Marys that came with just the
vodka over ice and then you visited the Bloody Mary Buffet to add just about anything
you wanted to your glass. Never seen this anywhere else.
The room was ready by 1:00p.m. and we checked in. The suite was the usual RI set up
and had the Pack'N'Play we requested. Non-feather pillows were on the beds even though
I hadn't requested them verbally.
That evening we walked NEXT DOOR to see the Chattanooga Outlook minor league
baseball game. $9.00 for the most expensive seats was a deal. There was a live reptile
display in the walkway under the stands and lots of family orientated activities.
We had breakfast the next morning. The usual RI fair. Very helpful staff to be sure that all
items remained stocked. I took my grandson swimming after breakfast and the pool was
small but clean.
We checked out with all items correct on the bill. Note: $8.00 parking per day.
The Thomas event was about 5 miles from the Inn. It was a great take for my grandson (and us).
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