We grabbed a snack, packed up the kids, and made our way out of town right on time. No, it couldn't be that easy. I complained one too many times about not seeing Missionary Ridge or Chickamauga, and Amy insisted we at least drive through them (to shut me up). Unfortunately none of the maps I had were very detailed - or even in agreement with each other - so we wasted valuable time getting to the drive along the ridge. It was worth the effort if only to see the spectacular houses that line it, complete with Civil War troop markers and cannon in their front yards. The ridge has an outstanding view of downtown Chattanooga as well as the looming presence of Lookout Mountain.
Missionary Ridge