We went to Knoxville Wednesday morning and came back Saturday. It was my first long solo trip with the boys, and they did great. I packed sandwiches in the cooler, and we stopped in Chattanooga at a rest stop for lunch. Once we got to CiCi's, we played for a while and then we took the boys to the park. They loved it. Thursday morning, we went down to the UT campus and walked on Volunteer Landing. It brought back so many memories for me. The boys loved seeing the river, the boats, and the Three Rivers Rambler. We had lunch, naps, and then headed to Lisa's. The boys swam for almost three hours with Lindsday, PJ, and Cassidy. They were in heaven. Lisa and Patrick grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and we had a nice supper. Friday morning, we hung out at mom's and then met Lisa and Cassidy at the zoo. Lisa set up a tour, and they rode us around in a golf cart. It was so nice, and the boys lasted a lot longer because they didn't have to walk much. They loved seeing all of the animals. We even got to pet a 130 year-old tortoise. The boys crashed when we got home, and then we went to the park one last time and had supper at mom's. We went by Lisa's Saturday morning and then headed home. It was so much fun!!
(The pictures are out of order. This blog has become more and more complicated.)
Paul got out his camping stuff, and we told the boys they would be "camping" on the floor. Sam liked it, but Luke wasn't having it. He ended up in the bed with me.