Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Today the weather was actually pretty nice - temp was in the mid 80's with very little humidity so we went to the new botanical gardens in Knoxville - There is some terrific history to the property - and the start of the gardens is quite nice - but there is a lot of work to be done out there - and they are situated in a rather dicey neighborhood - so not sure if we'll be going back anytime soon

The best part was that they took my leash of for a good part of the walk.

The olde blonde forgot the camera - so these were all taken on the phone - sorry -!

when we finished our little hike through the "woods" - we were pretty hot and thirsty and there was NO WATER in site - As we drove back through the "hood" we stopped at a fast food spot and got 2 Orange Julias' and a sweet tea for mom. Then, after that refreshment we drove to Turkey Creek and went to O'Doul's Burgers - where there is outside seating - for a little lunch.


  1. OBOY!!! Sound you like have real fun day today!!!

    I beed very very VERY jealous of the Checkers right now!

    Did you get orange julia?

    wif love from the Luke

  2. Looks like you had a pretty awsome day, and off leash too!

    -Mollie and Bobo

  3. I love walking in the woods. But the tall guy hasn't taken me there in a while!

  4. Woo was not too far from me in Chattanooga! I am glad woo had a pretty good time...the heat can be awful!

    Mya Boo Boo

  5. Off the leash, huh? You are SUPER lucky. (Mom says I'm not 'ready' to walk off a leash.) Pretty area, too!

    *kissey face*

  6. I can't see any pics, but glad you had a good time in da hood...

  7. Very full day, Checkers, and beautiful garden photos, loved the hostas.

    woos, the OP Pack

  8. Looks like a pretty great day. =)

  9. Wow Checkers what a FUN, FUN day...Off leash AND Orange Julius.

    Happy Day Smileys,

  10. What a lovely day you had - and offleash too! Wow! Despite the 'dicey' neighborhood you write of, I really like places that are sort of "unfinished" - they have their own beauty. Thanks for sharing this special day!
    Hugs xo

  11. Hi Checkers,
    Looks like you all had a great time! The pictures are beautiful; thanks for sharing!

  12. I like the pictures, my Mom takes a lot of my pictures from a camera phone thingy. Did you get to have orange julius?? That sounds good. Sometimes once in a while I get a little Dairy Queen, but mostly I just get the cone since the ice milk makes me go potty in the house. Seriously I have no choice.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  13. I couldn't see the piccies either. Mom says it's her computer.....

    The off-leash part was awesome!


  14. What an adventure. Thanks for sharing.

    Lots of treats,
    Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

  15. We enjoyed the photos - loved the hostas - must have very few slugs around there!! We were out killing slugs in the garden at midnight last night - warm and humid here and we couldn't sleep - but the slugs still got to the hostas!!

    Take care

  16. Don't worry Checkers. The photos are great!
    Sounds like you had lots of fun!
    Rufus and Indie

  17. Great phone photos - and glad you had a wonderful time off leash. You sure are adventurous, Checkers! Have a wonderful day...

  18. Awesome pictures Checkers! Just a little FYI... we tagged you in our blog (our mom isn't sure how to link up your name yes...) Glad you had a fun day!

  19. Hi Checkers,

    That is the kinda place mom likes to visit. Gardens and old buildings. It looked to be nice and shady too. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy some nice weather.

    Wags & wiggles,

  20. Tank woo fur sharing your day!

    Sounds furry interesting!


  21. Hey, Checkers...as you know things have been CRAZY at my house so I'm sorry I haven't been to visit you the past couple days. I understand that hot stuff...it is a little cooler here this week then it was last. Those gardens look like a great place to visit. Whats the problem with the dicey neighborhood? Doesn't your mom and dad know you will protect them?
    Love and hugs,

  22. Mom loves the little stone houses! How cute they are!
    What a fun-filled day you all had!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  23. I'd need a nap after a tour like that! Bummer to hear you may not go back, but at least you saved us a trip. :)

  24. My Mom loves those orange julia drinks you were talking about. :) Also, very funny dog pictures below! :) Hope you are staying cool!