Apropos of Nothing

Anyone know anything about Knoxville?

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  1. It’s a nice enough little college city, pretty scenery, but I don’t think they’ll ever finish the damn interstate construction on the Knoxville bypass. They’ve been working on it since before Jon and I started dating (Knoxville is on the way between Atlanta and Ohio, where Jon and his family live, so we drive through it often).

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  2. They have a giant round thing on a stalk. It’s been there since 1982. They call it the Sunsphere. It’s gold-colored because there’s actual gold dust in the glass. It used to be a restaurant. It was built for the 1982 World’s Fair, the theme of which was Waters of the World.

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  3. It’s spread out over many miles of I-40. The surrounding area is pretty, but there isn’t much to do in Knoxville itself unless there’s a Vols game (Saturdays in the fall). There’s a nuclear reactor in Oak Ridge (as in Boys) north and west of town.

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  4. Very interesting. I see there have been many attempts to re-open a restaurant. I will keep my fingers crossed for them.

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  5. Ah, nuclear reactor. Gross.

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  6. Bart Simpson went there once – http://web.knoxnews.com/advertising/worldsfair/simpsons.html
    We drive through Knoxville once a year on our way to the L. Family Reunion. I always point at the sphere-thing from the World’s Fair and mention the Simpson’s episode.
    Then R. quotes his favorite line from that episode, which is when Milhouse says, “I’ve always wanted to go to Macon.”
    We’ve been doing this for 10 years……

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