In Nashville we got a chance to watch part of one of the Stanley Cup Playoff games from a large gathering downtown. We had both been to the area before so we just walked around and enjoyed the scenery.
In Knoxville we had a wonderful dinner right on the river and drove through the orange lit UT athletic facilities at night.
Pat Summit plaza, a women’s basketball legend and the all-time wins record basketball coach , is located right outside of Thompson-Boling Arena where she coached for over 30 years before tragically passing away from Alzheimer’s last year. Just inside of the arena is a UT basketball mini-museum.
In Knoxville is also the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
We drove through Pigeon Forge, TN, home of Dollywood and Dolly Parton.
Also through Gatlinsburg, TN which is essentially a tourist trip.
The highlight was driving through the Smoky Mountains on the way to North Carolina.