….how all the stores give you free coffee to sip while you shop!
….olive burgers! I never knew I needed olive burgers in my life til I moved to MI.
You know what I’m NOT going to miss?
The potholes. The high car insurance. The confused, fearful attitude toward left turns. The high speed limits. The high gas prices.
Just driving in general.
Whoops, haven’t been doing much blogging!
We finished out our time in Knoxville with a few roadtrips: NC, Chattanooga, and a hike up to the Appalachian Trail.
We made it up to the Trail on our last day in the south.
The drive home was more insanity.
When we got home we were clearly starved for culinary creativity, since we didn’t have much of a kitchen in Knoxville. These are the products of our kitchen in August (the yellow dots are bottles of the lager I started in May):
While out of the house for 8 weeks, we wanted to use our fridge to lager a beer. Lagers have to be held between 32 and 50 for about 6 weeks, which is pretty hard to do unless you have the right kind of garage, or a dedicated lager fridge.
So I made a batch (all by myself!!) and put it in the fridge in mid-May.
It bubbled over the airlock many times, and I had to problem solve that a bit. I went with a foil cap for a couple weeks until the pressure died down, then put the regular airlock back on and hoped for the best while we were gone!