ROAD TRIP: Pt 1 – Christmas Day

Richmond, VA to Knoxville, TN (450 miles – 7 hours)


Departed RIC at 7:45AM arrived in Knoxville, TN at 3:30 PM


Our route was supposed to be 64-W to 81-S to 40-W.


When we got to the end of 81-S, 40E is what our Dad said to take when 81-S ends and that was totally wrong he sent us right into North Carolina. We soon figured out we were on the wrong route when we saw “Welcome to North Carolina” signs. We went into NC about 10 miles and then finally an exit came up and we turned around. This little detour put us about one hour later into Knoxville than we had planned.



When we arrived into Knoxville we stopped by our stepmom parent’s house for hellos and a lil snack. We then continued onto our grandmother’s house to say hello and pick her up. We then headed over to our aunt and uncle’s house to do dinner and open gifts.


Dinner was great, all the normal fixins, turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, and everything else.


We then opened gifts (just Kenny and me) everyone else had already opened gifts at the annual gift exchange dinner, which happened the Saturday before. I got at $15 Starbucks card and Khaki pants (which we both excellent gifts). Kenny got “Walk the Line” DVD and Desperate Housewives Calendar (Gag gift).


We then played “Things: Humor in a Box”, which was really funny. I think John Allen won on that one. Then we played “Mad Gab” which is a hilarious game to watch but not so fun when you’re in the hot seat. I think we ended up having a tie on that one between Team Gram (Uncle David, Aunt Natalie, and Gram) and Team Under Armor (Dad, John Allen and Me).


After all that we went into movie and sleep time. Kenny, John Allen, and Uncle David ended up watching “Walk The Line” downstairs and I watched about 30 mins of “The Wedding Date” with Kelsey (my cousin).


I finally got to bed about 12:30 – 1 AM.