Good morning, my friends! Here is a look at my diary entry from yesterday, a most delightful day in our lives:
September 19, 2012 WednesdayUp at 5ish.
No walking or gym for us---gotta get ready to go to the "Gotta Know Knoxville" tour Sponsored by the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation. Yippee!
We arrived at the Crowne Center parking garage at 11:30. That is where we were supposed to park. But---the garage was full. SH*T!. Had to call the Tourism office for directions. They directed us to the Market Square Garage near Market Square. We found it easily---off of Wall Street.
The weather was clear and an
incredible 63 degrees at noon. The most
beautiful day imaginable.
|The Knoxville Visitor Center Downtown|
|WDVX Radio Presents Free Live Performances Daily at the Knoxville Visitor Center|
Got to the Tourism office on Gay Street at 11:45 and was stunned that this was the place that radio station WDVX broadcasts its live "Blue Plate Special" music every day at noon. Heck, I listen to the "Blue Plate Special" almost every day and love it. Staff folks at the Tourism center were very nice and professional.
|Our Group. That's Me on Far Left. Cindy is Third From Left.|
|Laney Shorter, Director of Visitor Services. What a Fireball!|
|Gay Street, Downtown Knoxville|
|Market Square, Downtown Knoxville|
|The Sunsphere at World's Fair Park Looms over Knoxville and Serves as an Icon for the City|
|The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville. There are 96,000 Dimples on the Ball!|
|My Panera Chocolate Cookie Was Big, Chocolaty, Gooey and Memorable. Thanks, Laney!|
On the way home, we stopped at Papa Murphy's Pizza for the large, thin-crust Mediterranean pizza and headed for home, our minds abuzz at the wonderful things we had seen and learned, and visions of Gay Street, Market Square, the mighty Tennessee River, the Sunsphere, the Smoky Mountains and a super-enthusiastic Laney Shorter dancing through our subconsciousness…with a taste of Panera chocolate cookie, of course. Ummm.