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Cassie Does What: Spelunking at Lookout Mountain

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Hello, lovelies!

I like doing weird shit, so I decided to start a new series: Cassie Does What. A couple weeks ago, my family and I went to Tennessee for vacation. Even though we were only there for a long weekend, we did a lot, so I’m splitting it into 3 posts. Today, I’m going to tell you all about our cave adventure. After an awful night of sleep in the worst motel we’ve ever stayed in, we started our morning with breakfast at Cracker Barrel before heading to Ruby Falls. Our first adventure was in Lookout Mountain.

The Cave

Okay, I’ll be honest. It wasn’t hardcore spelunking. We really just went on a guided tour through the cave, but it was pretty fucking awesome. Ruby Falls is located inside of Lookout Mountain. It was discovered in 1928 by Leo Lambert.

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They actually crawled through this shit.

After 17 hours of crawling through this tiny ass cave, he and his buddy found a waterfall. He somehow convinced his wife, Ruby, to go with him on another spelunking trip, and he named the falls after her.

I can’t tell you how hard it was to choose pictures for this post, because I took way too many.

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What does this look like to you?

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This was the only formation that we were allowed to touch.

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You may have seen this on on my Instagram.

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They had several formations that looked like food, including Potato Chip, Bacon, and Steak and Potatoes.

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The Falls

The falls were absolutely gorgeous! cave, spelunking, lookout mountain, ruby falls, cassie wears what, cassiewearswhat.comWhen we walked into the chamber with the waterfall, they started playing some super cheesy music. They actually have a light show on the falls with a bunch of colored LED lights. It was gorgeous, despite the cheesiness factor.

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Yes, I’m wearing a pizza cat shirt, and my dad and brother coordinated in their Kikkoman and Sriracha shirts.

My mom wanted to take a picture of us, and our tour guide, Andy decided to photobomb us. He was actually hilarious. By the end of the tour, my cheeks were killing me from laughing so much. If I ever go back to Chattanooga, I’ll definitely take this tour again.

 

The Incline Railway

Before we left the mountain, we took a ridelookout mountain, incline railway, cassie wears what, cassie does what, cassiewearswhat.com on the Incline Railway. We read great things about the view online, but we were definitely worried, when we saw the train. The line was super long, and we waited in the heat for what seemed like forever. When it was finally our turn, we got on the jankiest little train I’ve ever seen. Seriously, it was grosser than BART. I hoped that it would at least be air conditioned, but it wasn’t.

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lookout mountain, incline railway, cassie wears what, cassie does what, cassiewearswhat.comAs we started our trip up the side of the mountain, we were decidedly unimpressed by the boring as fuck recording that gave us the history of the railway. However, about halfway up the mountain, we finally understood it. The view was gorgeous. At the top, we had to wait in line again to get back on and go to the bottom. On our return trip, we got to sit in the front. It was beautiful.

Conclusions

  1. I fucking love my family. Even though that motel room was miserable, we didn’t get mad at each other. We laughed through it and worked together to change our plans.
  2. I love (kinda) spelunking. Seriously, that cave tour was awesome. When I was a kid, I was briefly obsessed with rocks, and it was super cool to see real formations in person.
  3. Going on vacation to a seemingly boring place can be super fun, as long as you go in with an open mind.

Have you ever been to Ruby Falls? Do you ever go on weird vacations? Let me know in the comments! xo

I like doing weird shit, so I decided to start a new series: Cassie Does What. A couple weeks ago, my family and I went to Tennessee for vacation. Our first adventure was in Lookout Mountain.

  • Chasa Parvin

    Yes! Ruby Falls was pretty neat as well as walking on the trails to get to Lovers Leap!

    • We didn’t have time for Lovers Leap 🙁 Maybe next time!

      • Chasa Parvin

        Yeah next time! We didn’t do the inclined railway! That looks like fun!

        • If you can, try to do that on a not too hot day. I thought I was going to melt in that thing!

  • Mrs Fancy-Pants

    Whoever named the formations in those caves did it right before lunch!

    • Or they were like me, and constantly thought about food.

  • Christine Tatum

    Very cool! Glad you had fun!!

  • kandja sylla

    You definitely took amazing pics. Unique but fun idea to name the formations after food! THe falls does look romantic. Love your attitude toward this trip babe! xx

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    • Thanks, dear! I think the guy who named all of the formations was almost as food-obsessed as I am!