I can’t really say that packing has ever been one of the more enjoyable tasks, particularly after a seemingly short stay of two months. Just enough time to get settled, not enough time to really feel like you’re leaving a place you know.
I’ve had a lot of fun here. I wish I’d had a little more time (though that would be contingent on The Lady being here as well), but I suppose to a certain extent, that will always be the case. One thing is certain: Knoxville is on our short list of places under consideration for post-graduate locales.
One thing that was lacking through my eight weeks here was my inability to visit the Smokies. My first weekend was spent just settling in, the next three weekends were either traveling or playing host, and then I had two weekends to myself to hunker down and get work done before traveling to Vegas, and now here we are. So I carved out a few hours this morning to take a trip down to Townsend, TN and pay the Elkmont Campground a visit. I took a ton of pictures, and even though I didn’t have a whole lot of time to hike around, it was still incredible.
I hope I can make it back here someday, though next time with my better half 🙂