Sunday, July 11, 2010

Good Ole Rocky Top

Chris and I decided to take a little trip. He is member of the National Fishing Lure Association and they were having a National show in Knoxville (or what I like to call, The Nerd Convention). At the show, men and women come together and show all the fishing lures they have collected. Many of the people want to trade or sell, so Chris saw this as a good opportunity to grow his collection. I joke with Chris all the time that I married the youngest old man around, and he really was the youngest person there!

It was a quick trip, so we decided to leave the girls with the grandparents and take two days to relax. I like to think that Gracie was staging a protest about us leaving, but I do believe that she just liked playing the in suitcase.

Getting there was a little stressful at first. I love Knoxville because my cousin Jenny went to school at the University of Tennessee, and due to the fact that I use to go visit her a pretty good bit, I was familiar with the area. But the Nerd Convention was down in the Old City, and I wasn't as familiar with it as I would have liked to be. But let me tell you, you learn real fast when you keep driving around in circles.
Do any of y'all have a GPS system? Well, ours was possessed with the devil, because I could clearly see were we need to go on the left, and it would tell me to cross three lanes of traffic and turn right!!!

Anyway, when we got there, we found a room and my plan was to drop Chris off and go back to the room and relax. I watched Gray Gardens, which to my surprise was a pretty good movie, and got ready to go pick up Chris and go eat.

This was the view out of our window.

There are many great places in Knoxville to eat, but I must say that Calhoun's is my favorite. They have BBQ and it really is the best I've ever had. It's right on the water so you have a beautiful view to look at while you eat. Unfortunately, I chose the hospital for the background in the next picture.

Driving around hunting stuff was like a stroll down memory lane. I remembered all the fun that Jenny and I use to have when I came to visit. We saw the best Kenny Chesney concert ever in the football stadium. And I also watched Alabama beat Tennessee there!!
Luckily, I lived down the road from a 4 year university, so logically that is where I decided to go. Now, I was there for more than 4 years, but we won't go into that! I also lived at home with my parents during this time, so going to visit Jenny was like a big adventure to me. You know, country mouse going to the big city type of thing. I just loved it!

This big basketball was outside of our hotel at the Women's Sports Hall of Fame. I thought Emily would get a big kick out of seeing it.

On Friday, I parked in the Old City and just walked around a bit and took a few pictures. I'm not a great photographer, so this is really the only one worth anything. Way exciting huh?

After that, I spent the rest of the day shopping. Now that is something I am good at!!!

Chris and I had fun, but I was so ready to get home to the girls. I think they were glad to see us. We sure got a lot of kisses!

Have a great Sunday y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Girl that is where I am from originally! You were just a hop skip and a jump from the small town I live in now! I LOVE Calhoun' very yummy!