Sunday, January 4, 2009

Knockin' Around Knoxville, Tennessee

For my final adventure in 2008,
my Divalicious Chaperon bra'ved the nippy winter weather to take me out
and expose me to some of Knoxville, Tennessee's most famous landmarks!
(brrrrrr....it's 9 degrees...put me ON, Diva!)
The Mast General Store has been around since 1883...
and it's said that "If you can't buy it here, you don't need it!"

Thankfully, inside the store was much warmer...
and my attention was immediately drawn to a sign that said
BEER!
Dang!...not the kinda beer I was hopin' for!
But 'twas still pretty sweet!
Then we headed over to the famous Krystal
for some authentic Tennessee grub. Here, I learned two things...
1st: Ya call it THE Krystal....
2nd: They serve what Diva calls Gut Bombs.

Apparently, Guido, the chef really enjoys his own cooking!
I gave him a hug and he said,
" Olga, la Traveling Bra! Io il mio nome accanto piatto dopo voi!
La Bra Buster!"
Next on the agenda was Diva's favorite place on earth....
(This is also where I met Jake & Elvis)
Diva wasn't up to performing with me that day (too many guts bombs, I think)
but it was thrilling just to be such on hallowed ground.
Then, even though I am NOT a sports bra,
Diva showed me Neyland Stadium,
where her beloved Tennessee Volunteers play football...
or some silly game, I'm not sure...
I wasn't really paying attention to what she was saying 'cuz
off in the distance something else had caught my eye!
Check out that GIANT DISCO BALL!
I was excited to think maybe we'd watch it drop at midnight on New Years Eve!...but then Diva told me it wasn't a disco ball...it's a structure called the Sunsphere, built for the 1982 World's Fair.
Oh well, I still say it looks like a giant disco ball.

Thanks Diva! This was a GREAT way to end the year...and now I'm looking forward to more exciting globe-trotting adventures in 2009! Stay tuned for more from Tennessee...and beyond!
Ta-Ta! (for now!)

17 Bodacious Comments (so far) ~ Add Yours!:

Jeanna said...

Go Vols! And Titans of course. Looks like my kind of place. And thank you so much for the Santa hat, Olga, I finally got my post up from the day after Christmas.
You seem a little perplexed by just the one globe.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Disco Ball ..... do do doooo do do da do do doooooooooooo

Do the HUSTLE!!!!!!!!

Gut bombs????

You cannot go wrong there. I will have 16 - my personal record.
Did you get frost bite Olga? ehhh, nothing a warm woolight bath cannot cure. Diva is soo cool ... is there a karoake song in the wings??????

A boy can only hope (smile)

70steen said...

Yoh a giant disco ball .. 70s dancing :-)

do you have any gaps in your 2009 travel diary for the UK ?

Would love to see you over here again :-)

Tarheel Rambler said...

Gut bombs, huh? I wonder if they're anything like the sliders from White Castle?

Dang, Olga, you were that close to North Carolina and you didn't stop by and say hello? We're going to have to arrange and East Coast tour so you can visit Queen Mimi and some of us other Tarheels!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Lee - I am still in Tennessee! Perhaps I'll check with my travel-director & see if I can swing by your neck-of-the-woods! ;)
~Olga

70's - I can come for SURE! But am holding for my blog-mistress to accompany me...got my straps crossed for that! Will keep you abreast of the situation....
~Olga

Speedy - Hope springs eternal for boys and bras alike! And no frost bite....just a bit nippy! :)
~Olga

Jeanna - Yeah, TWO globes woulda made a lot more sense if ya ask me.
~Olga

meleah rebeccah said...

that is so totally a giant disco ball!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Talking about giant glitter balls ........ oh never mind.

[Apparently, my internet connection is going to be crap for the foreseeable future - please don't forget me Olga ......... *wimper*]

Hungry Mother said...

I hope you get to Pigeon Forge, a cultural highlight of the area.

Travel Betty said...

Looks like another fabulous year for you, Olga! Keep the posts coming. You're an inspiration to all us boobs!

The Rev. said...

UGH

Krystal is absolutely wretched - they truly (TRULY) are gutbombs!

I shan't be taking Olga to said establishment whilst she visits; once a year is enough for this Rev!

Drowsey Monkey said...

heehee - I like those photos! :) I really like the chef ... you look good on him.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

I agree Meleah!!! TOADILY!!
~Olga

DaddyP - I could NEVER forget you!!! XOXO
~Olga

HM - Sounds GREAT!...But I dunno where I'm going 'til I get there!
Congrats on the new grandbaby!!!
~Olga

HI Travel Betty - Yours is one of the FIRST blogs I ever read! It's been a wild 'n crazy journey so far, hasn't it?!?
~Olga

Rev - I'm sooooo looking forward to experiencing Memphis with you! And shan't and whilst are SUCH greats word! :)
~Olga

Drowsey - Guido was cool.
~Olga

The Rev. said...

I shan't disappoint.

;)

thewishfulwriter said...

Hey, them are my old stomping grounds!!!

I love that Olga is visiting my old 'hood!

Kuanyin Moi said...

Wow---your page took forever to download, but I hung in there to greet you and wish you a Happy New Year! I love to follow up on all your exciting travels! Keep perky my darling bodacious one!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Giant disco ball! What a party animal you are.

Lauren said...

Thanks for the karaoke info for my trip to TN...whenever that is. HAHA!

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