Another quiet day of travel. We expect 9 hours on the bus from Knoxville to Washington, D.C. again with Megabus.
We start our day with an hour of strolling around downtown Knoxville. Unfortunately the weather is not kind, overcast and some drizzle but its our only chance to see the area. Our hotel, Holiday Inn, is located on the edge of Worlds Fair Park, where the World Fair was held in 1982. A tower called the Sunsphere is opposite but does not open until 11am so we can't visit that. In the photo below our hotel is on the left.
Worlds Fair Park
A nice statue of Rachmaninoff. Apparently he played his last ever concert at the University of Tennessee (UT) in 1943.
UT is a big part of this city and their football team has almost a religious following. Approximately 110,000 people go to each home game. A photo looking towards UT.
Downtown Knoxville has some lovely old buildings. This is the Court complex.
We wandered into a small park that was used to start a Fun Run for prevention of kidney disease. A few cold looking runners here.
Onto Market Square where there is this statue to commemorate the fight for women's rights. Go girls!
It was a mistake having dinner so late. Far too much and far too late. It would have been much better to save the money, "starve" for now and have a better breakfast tomorrow morning (which unfortunately is not included in the room price).
Good night from the US capital.