Across Tennessee. By Kia.
“It’s a train carriage!!!” I reveal in delight.
We look around our accommodation which is, indeed, a train carriage. I have always been very interested in railway history, and I can’t think of anything much better than staying in a real live train carriage, especially in Chattanooga, which has a long-established relationship with the choo-choo.
“Just like I showed you on the ‘what we are going to do on our holidays’ PowerPoint presentation,” I add.
The LTLP gives me a Look.
“And our itinerary for the day…” I leave a short teasing pause, like they do on the reality shows, “the International Tow Truck Museum and Hall of Fame!”
I pull out a leaflet. “It has loads of tow trucks on display,” I explain.
We have a short chat about the direction that our holiday is taking.
“There is also a special wall, where they commemorate the people who have lost their lives in the course of vehicle recovery,” I urge. “The Toddler will really be moved by it.”
We do not go to the International Tow Truck Museum and Hall of Fame.
Later on, we are walking around some enormous natural caves, featuring giant floodlit montages of dozens upon dozens of nursery rhymes and childrens’ stories. The Toddler pretends to be excited and delighted, so as not to make us feel bad. But I am sorry that she has missed her chance to see the vintage tow trucks.
It is a shame. But the following day we plan to go to Nashville. It is a challenge to find tourist attractions that are suitable for the whole family, but I know that there is one there that everybody will love.