It seems every July the kids try to make it down, but this year they all made it together. Rog thought it would be brilliant to rent a monster vehicle so we could all be together for the touring of Knoxville and the Smokey’s. This is the first year their grandma and grandpa are living in this area, so it was an extra special time for all. So 8 of us did the touring and site seeing all together and we had a ball. Lindsey and Chad arrive a day ahead of Jon and Kenya , so we went boating and swimming on the lake. (Chads favorite) He also insisted he do the annual jumping off the silo which he successfully completed. Ollie had her new pink water vest and couldn’t wait to get into the water. Every year she gets better and better.
Jon and Kenya arrived on Friday and we headed for downtown Knoxville to eat at Tupelo Honey, an organic, fresh food restaurant. It was wonderful. Then a little shopping on Market Square and then off to Mast General. Everyone loves Mast General. It is a vintage style store with candy bins galore. It’s full of hiking and camping gear, old fashioned toys, kitchen stuff and any kind of soda you would like, chillin in the Coke cooler. Rog had Neehi Grape, yuk! Jon and Chad both have a candy problem.
Then we headed back to the house for an evening boat ride.
Getting home by dark. Whew I’m tired. More later.