Jul 14, 2009

Knoxville, TN

I'm back. I spent a lovely (and expensive) weekend delivering my girls to camp. Now I'm kid-free for the next 3.5 weeks.

As we have for the past few years, the girls and I took a small detour on the way to camp this year. The destination was Knoxville, TN. The girls and I arrived mid-afternoon and had time to walk around and see some of the sites. My first impression is of a town that is napping. I suspect that a few weeks from now, when the students return for class, the town will be hopping. I took a few pictures to share.

We appreciated the combination of old and new. Here's the Knox County Courthouse.


We took a walk down to Volunteer Landing and strolled along the waterfront. There were two-seater swings for young and old to relax. There were also fountains everwhere in the city and children enjoyed them all.


As we walked we could see the University of Tennessee from most places we went but we didn't get a close look. Off in the distance you can see Neyland Stadium where the Vols play.


Here's one of the many bridges crossing the Tennessee River. We got there just a few minutes too late to get the last boat ride of the day. Instead we wandered a bit before heading back up the very steep hill to have a bite to eat in Market Square.


I'll finish my tour of Knoxville in another post.


Cursing Mama said...

I love that 1st picture! The overcast sky really gives it a wonderful feel

Carole Knits said...

Great travelogue! I'd love to see the Lady Vols play some day.

Kathy said...

I saw the pictures on Flickr and was wondering what city it was.