The weather was gorgeous, I mean perfect, then entire time we were in Knoxville.
My grandparents said they ordered it just for us!
We went out to campus just after lunchtime on Saturday to soak up the Tennessee football traditions.
I love the Sunsphere!
Our first stop was the Volunteer Landing alongside the Tennessee River.
We parked in a deck on a hill across the street, so we took the suspension bridge over to the riverside.
The infamous Calhoun's on the River from the bridge.
Tailgaters at Calhoun's
The Vol Navy...the boats are unreal! There were dozens and dozens of party boats docked all along the edge of the river. It's just fabulous!
Me and my love on the 7th anniversary of our meeting!!
The stadium, what's left of the Henley Street Bridge, and the Vol Navy from the bridge.
Riverwalk of Fame...Pat Summitt!
The riverwalk is beautiful-a great place to relax or to exercise!
more Vol Navy
Speaking of being divided...we both agreed that year after year we see more UGA-UT divided couples than any other rivalry at the games.
It wasn't just couples. It was friends and families.
That makes for a wonderful atmosphere.
Everyone is so friendly and just wants to have a good time.
I love that about Tennessee-they are friendly and hospitable.
I know there are always some bad apples, and maybe we just always get lucky, but we only witness pleasant exchanges between the fans.
the yacht club
I love this because you can still see the original Neyland Stadium underneath it all.
some of the gates going into the stadium
the Vol Walk
Head Coach Derek Dooley
He is one sharp man-reminds me of Tom Cruise sometimes.
high-fiving the players
I admit, I got a little starstruck when quarterback, Tyler Bray, reached his hand out and shook mine!
He was SO tall-probably 6'7".
Yes sir! UT is known for having die hard fans.
Brandon with the UGA equipment truck.
The cheerleaders getting ready to go into the stadium.
More scenes of tailgating on the mighty hill.
This is embarrassing...the UGA band showed up wearing this...they didn't even march at halftime, which is probably a good thing because they can't even form a straight line.
They need to get someone else to be in charge of the Redcoats!!
I'll have to do another post on the game itself!
Basically, if you ever get the chance to go to a game in Knoxville, you need to go!!