We have honored guests for a couple days in Knoxville and momentarily we’ll begin a tour. Our friends from Kentucky, Bree and Jessica (the American linguist), have come to see us. To the hammock thief: Jessica brought us another one upon leaving Mexico for her visit, and it is better (double woven) and more colorful. Chains and U locks and booby traps will greet you, should you return: consider me the vigilante.
The Knoxville tour will include, backing up to last night:
A walk downtown through Fourth and Gil. Dinner at The Night Owl in the Old City. A walk home through Happy Holler and knocking on the door at Toots Little Honky Tonk (closed) and speed walking to lose a drunk who mistook us on the wrong corner as “working the corner.”
Today: headed to Three Rivers Co op soon for Cruze Farm chocolate milk. Maybe Magpies Cupcakes for happy hour. Then to the WDVX Blue Plate Special. Then Moorelock Music and Yee Haw Letterpress. Perhaps the Suttree statue and a stroll down to the river for a lesson on alternative demeanors held by historical Knoxvillians.
We may go to the strip, only because we are all University of Kentucky alumni and find “The Strip” (which is UT’s concentration of college bars and chain chicken joints) worthy of rival comparison to our own Limestone and Euclid Avenue in Lexington.
This evening: Shakespeare in Market Square for community theater and a picnic.
Other than that, it’s anybody’s guess.