OTR: Tennessee, Georgia, Tennessee ?

Maybe I'm just used to seeing "great" divides. The division between states having very specific and measurable lines. Such is not the case everywhere though. Specifically down in the area by Chattanooga, TN. 

Funny - our campground was the first place we saw this. Our campsite was in Tennessee, but the office where we paid was in Georgia. I know there have to be lines somewhere, but it was just so interesting that it was right there in the middle of a campground. Yes, I am very easily entertained. 

The next place we saw it was out and about along a back road. More strange was the fact that they kept putting up the signs - Welcome to Georgia. Welcome to Tennessee. Welcome to Georgia. I kept thinking how weird it would be to have my neighbor, 20' away from me, be in a completely different state and area code! Yes, VERY easily entertained.

4th of July in Chatanooga, Tennessee/Rossville, GA
We experienced the weirdest things ever for the 4th of July holiday. Apparently, in some parts of the country, this holiday is celebrated on July 3rd. Or 2nd. Or June 26th. REALLY? Yep, as serious as a heart attack. Which I almost had when I realized we missed a few community celebrations because we were ... on time. For the past decade (plus), we've celebrated with friends. Although the location has changed during the years, we've always had our friends to celebrate this great country with. Now the thought that we will totally and completely miss the holiday all together? I don't think so. 

We ended up at an amusement park called Lake Winnepesaukah.  Lake Winnie, as it is commonly referred to, has been around for 86 years. It was the only place around doing a celebration on the actual fourth of July. 

We did have a great time though getting to just enjoy some time with the boys goofing off. It is a cute amusement park. Not Disneyland, but certainly far more affordable and just as enjoyable.  They went on a variety of rides and ate far too much junk food. 

At the end of the day, we celebrated the birth of our county. Just the four of us.

Happy Birthday, America!

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