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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

3 comments:

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.