Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland: Romance under Glass

Story by Kathie Farnell Photos by Jack Purser One of the largest hotels in the nation has transformed itself from a theme park adjunct into a destination, a gorgeous greenhouse replete with waterfalls, tropical foliage and its very own river. Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, built to service guests to a now-extinct amusement …

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Tennessee Aquarium Adds River Explorer

By Kathie Farnell Chattanooga’s Tennessee Aquarium is launching a high-speed catamaran designed to let Aquarium visitors venture into the heart of “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” The 65-foot River Gorge Explorer will transport up to 70 passengers into the Tennessee River Gorge to experience this unspoiled stretch of the Tennessee River. During each 90-minute cruise, passengers will …

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Chattanooga, Tennessee is Ginormous

By Bob & Barbara Epstein Now that Merriam-Webster, the dictionary people over in Springfield, Massachussetts says it’s OK, and have updated their new dictionary versions to include “ginormous” along with some 99 other new words, we can now say that our experience visiting Chattanooga and local environs was just that: “Ginormous.” This an adjective out …

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