We moved out of the house on April 27 and floated around the Holland/West Michigan area for 6 weeks. The return to life-on-the-road didn’t really feel like it.
Thankfully, Mike was asked to do a training class for a Knoxville-area business. We decided the family and house would go with him and we’d do some adventuring in Tennessee and on the drive back to Michigan for orthodontic appointments the first week of July.
During the three days of Mike’s training (Tues-Thurs), the kids and I found things to do. For one, Harrison began an online Biology course (it meets 3 days a week). He loves it. Harrison also finished up his World History course and the two kids worked on finishing up their math.
In addition, the kids and I ran plenty of errands (groceries, clothing,etc) as well as visited the 2nd run movie theater ($2.50/ticket) during the heat of the afternoon.
On Friday, the family went to Oakridge to visit the Museum of Science & Energy and check out the Secret City Festival. We anticipated spending only a couple of hours checking things out, but ended up spending the better part of the day. Prior to this trip, I had no knowledge of the Manhattan Project. Nothing like learning history where it actually happened!
Over the weekend we had the opportunity to meet up with new and old friends. Saturday we went downtown Knoxville for lunch with some of Mike’s business peers, and Sunday evening we had dinner and visited with a Jeepin’ friend and his family.
After a week in one place, we packed up and headed into the Smoky Mountains.