Knoxville, Tennessee 3/8/2014

MARCH 8, 2014 (Saturday)

 

Beautiful bright, warm day. We woke to sunshine and it stayed around all day. Felt wonderful.

Didn’t really do anything. Lazed around until it was time to go to our timeshare presentation at 2:00 PM. We all walked down to the building, very close, signed in and waited for a few minutes for the salesman to arrive. He came down, introduced himself, took us upstairs, and then showed us a few things on the computer. We were out of there within an hour. Nice.

At the sales center.

At the sales center.

Nice staff helping us.

Nice staff helping us.

After the presentation we got in the car and went to Knoxville.

Discovered a tunnel on the way out that we didn't go through on the way in.

Discovered a tunnel on the way out that we didn’t go through on the way in.

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When pigs fly!

When pigs fly!

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On the drive we stopped for dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Pelanchos. Very good food and a beautiful interior.

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My Big Veggie Burrito.

My big veggie burrito.

Edie experimented.  The ball is avocado with steak, wrapped in cheese, breaded and fried, she said it was delicious.

Edie experimented. The ball is avocado with steak, wrapped in cheese, breaded and fried, she said it was delicious.

Lex got a chicken burrito with rice, beans and guacamole.

Lex got a chicken burrito with rice, beans and guacamole.

We were going to Knoxville to look for a Bank of America. When we got to the Bank of America, they didn’t have an ATM machine so we found another one and Michael took care of his errand. We drove around a little and saw the Blount Mansion (being redone so it’s closed), part of the beautiful campus of the University of Tennessee, and some lovely areas in Knoxville.

Knoxville skyline.

Knoxville skyline.

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Couldn't believe they did not have an ATM machine at this huge building.

Couldn’t believe they did not have an ATM machine at this huge building.

Blount Mansion.

Blount Mansion.

Nice bridge.

Nice bridge.

Knoxville buses are painted to look like trolley cars.

Knoxville buses are painted to look like trolley cars.

The Hill, University of Tennessee.

The Hill, University of Tennessee.

Beautiful huge campus.

Beautiful huge campus.

Huge stadium on the far right.  Found the ATM in a building about a two block walk away.

Huge stadium on the far right. Found the ATM in a building about a two block walk away.

Sculpture.

Sculpture.

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Church.

Church.

Four fireplaces at least.

Four fireplaces at least.

Dead Kudzu.

Dead kudzu.

Church.

Church.

We drove home and stopped at the “World’s Largest As Seen on TV” store. What a disappointment. The neatest thing they had in there were the painted hermit crabs.

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After that we went across the street to another store and then headed home. Our ride home took over an hour because the traffic from Sevierville to Gatlinburg was bumper to bumper. Miserable. I hope it clears up on Monday when people leave to go back to work.

We are now back home. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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