Orange has never been one of my favorite colors, but I am changing my tune. I do believe that I have now been to the orange-iest place in the world, Knoxville, Tennessee on a football weekend. College-age son invited us for Family Weekend, not quite at the last minute, but close. However, we managed to get a hotel room and two football tickets, the two things we had to have in order to make the journey across the mountains.
Orange was definitely the color of the day.
orange we want.
What a great morning! Everyone was having fun.
orange Longchamp bag in Paris a few years back and wondered why on earth I chose the color. Now I know why. So that I could carry it to UT football games.
orange sightings from our post-coffee stroll.
Knoxville's World's Fair Park
This is not the only pair of checkerboard pants we saw, either.
We finally met up with Son. A sight for sore eyes.
orange necktie has little hound dogs on it. The UT mascot is Smoky.
The Parents' Association put on a picnic.
orange. For the record, there were a few Cincinnati fans. (I googled distances to Knoxville and found out that we had to travel further than the folks from Cincinnati.)
orange, too. Cool sunglasses courtesy of the Parents' Association.
orange pants. (Son wants a pair now.)
orange, of course.
Pat Summitt, the UT women's basketball coach, after her announcement that she has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Coach Summitt has won more games than any other college basketball coach.
orange purses, too.
orange sunglass straps.
After the game (Tennessee won), Son decided he wanted to take us to Gus's Good Times Deli, near his dorm, for dinner. He says it is Peyton Manning's favorite hang-out. Who am I to argue with legendary Vol quarterback Peyton?
orange. But they were really good.
We had a great weekend. Son is happy and working hard.
We came back to our empty nest relieved and a little sunburned.
Bon appétit, to our Vol and to Vols everywhere.