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A Chattanooga Send-Off


Ashlin Philip

A few days ago, I had to say bye to my Chattanooga home to return for Round 4 of Vandy fun. However, this time around my family and I took a more tourist approach to explore the city before move-in day.

Love these siblings of mine

I guess since we DID have tourists among us, as my brother’s in-laws from Muscat were in town, the river boat tour was justified. It was a beautiful, oddly cool summer evening, and we got to watch the sun set over the gorgeous Tennessee river that runs through downtown Chattanooga. It was a peaceful 2 hour boat ride through some of the scenic sections of the city, so it was a really efficient way to show off the city to our visiting family members.

Scenic Chattanooga. The place I get to call home (while not at Vandy, of course)

The following day, we decided to view Chattanooga by land as well, so we went atop Lookout Mountain to get a gorgeous view of the city. Chattanooga is a quaint little city, a perfect 2-hours away from Vanderbilt if the need to quickly get back home ever arose, and a wonderful place to call home. I always love being at home. While saying bye to family and friends was a little sad, saying hello to another year at Vandy only brings forth excitement for the adventures that are sure to ensure as soon as I step foot on campus.

Fast-forward to today: I’m hanging out in the room of Victoria, fellow blogger, first-year roommate, and current suite mate, as we enjoy our last school-free day before classes start tomorrow. (Insert gasps here). In true Vandy style, a lot has happened since I moved in 2 days ago.

More on the final days of freedom to come. Get excited.


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