East TN tour, day 5

We were expecting to wake up to an icy storm this morning, but there wasn’t so much as a snowflake…

Instead, I woke up to Dr. Simmons yelling “It’s 8:00! We leave at 9:45! Come eat breakfast! I hope my voice is annoying to you!” He was, in fact, very proud of the (third) batch of pancakes he had made, which had (for the first time) turned out perfectly. He let us in on the secret: turn the griddle down some.

After eating Dr. Simmons’ Perfect Pancakes, we went to UT Knoxville where we sang at a donor’s luncheon. When we got back this afternoon we just hung around the chalet for a while (during which time I learned how to play Spades). We all went out for supper, and Matt and I ate at the Olive Garden. If you’ve never had their tiramisu…you’re missing out. On the way back the rest of our van wanted to stop at the Marble Slab Creamery. While we were there a few more people about our age came in and we found out that it was one girl’s birthday. So, we proceeded to sing her happy birthday in three-part harmony. She was so impressed that she wanted us to take a picture with her and find us on facebook!

We’ve been at the chalet the rest of the night; some of us planned on getting in the hottub, only to find it set to 80° and half the water mysteriously gone. This is our last night here, and tomorrow afternoon we leave for Chattanooga.


I found new pajama pants at the American Eagle outlet!

I found new pajama pants at the American Eagle outlet!