Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chattanooga Getaway: part 2

Earlier I shared with you part 1 of our Chattanooga Getaway for our four year wedding anniversary (that my husband so sweetly surprised me with!)

Here is part two!

On the second day of our time in Chattanooga, we woke up and went back to the Bluff View Art District (seriously, one of our favorites places!) for breakfast at Rembrandt's Coffee House.

We absolutely love this place! They have the best mochas!

And their breakfast sandwiches are AMAZING! Looking at these pictures right now is like torture right now, because I now have a major craving for them. So good!

Every time we're at Rembrandt's, it makes us feel like we're at a little coffee shop in Europe somewhere. It's definitely worth a visit (or two, or three.)

After breakfast, we drove over to Cleveland to pay a visit to our Alma Mater, Lee University! It was so fun getting to play tourist and snap lots of photos of this place we love. We even went to the gift shop and bought t-shirts! hehe

We felt so sentimental walking around the campus. So many of our first memories together took place right there (including the first time we met, and Jonathan's proposal to me :) Not to mention many great memories with friends.

Here's the Student Union, where we spent hours upon hours studying and not studying.

This is the Dixon Center, which was my home away from home. This building houses the campus theatre, and is where most of my major classes were held. The majority of my time at Lee was spent in this building.

The Music Building was Jonathan's home away from home, as he spent most of his time here.

Davis Hall was the dorm I lived in my freshman year.

Here Jonathan is in the approximate spot where Hughes Hall (his first dorm at Lee) used to stand. They tore it down recently to make way for the new Science Building.

Speaking of which...here is the new Science Building! We had a chance to go inside for the first time, and it was very impressive!

We then jumped in our car and drove by Carroll Courts, which is where we lived our first 10 months of marriage. The apartments look kinda ghetto, but we made it cozy and nice...and we made lots of wonderful memories there!

We also drove by the house we lived in our 2nd year of marriage. This was also the home that we brought Maxo home to. (Excuse the foggy/blurry picture...we didn't want to be too creepy to the people currently living there, so I just snapped the photo while we were driving by.) :)

After our little trip down memory lane, we went to downtown Cleveland to Cafe Roma, which is a favorite.

Their chicken salad sandwiches are THE BEST I've ever tasted! Also, their sweet potato fries and dipping sauce are THE BEST I've ever tasted!

Their tomato basil soup is also superb. Mmmmm...so good! If you're ever in Cleveland, you'll want to add this place to your list of restaurants to try. Do it!

Once our bellies were full, we walked around downtown Cleveland some more and popped into another one of our favorite spots to get a drink (it was a little toasty outside!)

Gardner's Market is also a favorite of ours. Their sandwiches are great (as are their muffins...and coffee!), but my absolute favorite thing there is their blackberry lemonade. It's the best lemonade I have ever tasted. No lie.

We walked around some more...and oh, and look! There's the church we got married at!

Back in Chattanooga, the next thing on our agenda was to go to the movies! The Rave is our favorite theater...it's HUGE, and clean, and has very comfy seats (not to mention, they give free refills on their large drinks, which is always a plus in my book.)

We arrived to the theater a little (or a lot) early, so we walked around and had fun looking at all the movie posters.

bahaha! :)

At the end of the day, we crashed back at our hotel and got to watch the sunset over the Tennessee mountains. Another perfect day.

The next morning was time to head back home. But we couldn't leave without going to Rembrandt's again for breakfast!

It was an amazing and much needed couple days away together. Thank you, husband, for this wonderful surprise! I'm excited to celebrate decades of anniversaries with you.

1 comment:

  1. You two are SO cute!! Thank you for the sweet sweet comment.
    xo, Elsie