Chuggers Lounge

Driving to Florida when I was a kid in the 1970s was a lot of fun. This was before seatbelts; driving in huge cars; 70 mph speed limits; AM radio; a CB; no video games and no air conditioning. All we had to do was look out the window, read books and draw pictures.
Looking at the different sites along the way was a lot of fun. One of the "landmarks" on 1-24 through Nashville was the Holiday Inn with the Chuggers Lounge. Truly a sign that went above and beyond announcing the existence of a bar.
Having no real sense of distance or time when we were kids, we used these landmarks to tell how close we were getting to Florida. It's funny how we could remember all of them from year to year, and some of them are still around today. Now each year, my kids keep looking for some of the same landmarks- and lots of new ones too.

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