Bam on the Katy Trail-Chattanooga to St. Louis

A beautiful morning in Chattanooga. Oatmeal and killer coffee at the Mean Mug. 

The hotel’s pool and main lobby. 

Street art for Leslie. 

A beautiful sunrise over Nickajack Lake. 

Nice ride through the mountains that flattened out into big farms in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri. I met my hosts, Rich and Chrysa, in Maryland Heights and away we went for the annual botanical show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. A few pics. First the corpse plant. 

The grounds. 

A great dinner with my C2C friends near Lafayette Park, Rich, Chrysa, Jim and Tom and their wives. Tom and I doing a shop ride around downtown St. Louis today. More to come. Peace out Tres

BAM on the Katy Trail-first stop Chattanooga

On the road again. Early rollout from the very successful candidate of District 5 Countywide Hillsborough County Commission, Ms. Mariella Smith. New Tampa Bay Times Endorsement that was again glowing with strong praise. I always miss her.

A regret of no pictures of the south to middle Georgia cotton fields. They were green, white and huge. Quite beautiful in there own way. A steady 600 mile drive with little problems even Atlanta was human. Rest stop in Forsythe. 

I am staying at the converted Chattanooga train station in the back in a huge place. The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. A few pics.

Right twice daily. 

I got a little rest then took an urban bike excursion. Some bike lanes and some streets without. It did not seem to bike friendly really more walking friendly. I went by the UT at Chattanooga stadium. Practice was going on.

The downtown next to the Tennessee River was beautiful. A pedestrian bridge to a very cool side of Chattanooga. A few pics.

A few more pics of downtown. 

Seafood gumbo Nola style. Then bluegrass on the walk back. St. Louis tomorrow. 

Peace out. Tres dog