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2023 Summer Knoxville: Budget Reflection

2023 Summer Knoxville: Budget Reflection

The summer of 2023 Will and I did not see each other beyond 24 hours for three-weeks. It was an insane schedule but we made it work. To get through part of the time Will was gone I visited a friend of mine in Knoxville, TN. It was a relatively easy and cheap trip, perfect to break of the long time alone with a toddler while pregnant.

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JMF

Sunday
Drive to the Sanford Airport ~30 min $0.00
Flight: Allegiant Sanford – Knoxville 9:20-11:00am (William as lap infant) $222.00
Lunch: at my friend’s house $0.00
Afternoon walked the riverbank, & visited a little market $0.00
Dinner: Honey Tupelo 1 Market Square; my friend paid $0.00
Snacks: Zaza’s at Sanford Airport $11.00
SUBTOTAL $233.00
Monday
Breakfast: at my friend’s house $0.00
Zoo Knoxville 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive; 9:00am-5:00pm; ~15 min; William was FREE $30.00
Lunch & Nap Drive around during nap & back then to house to hang out after nap $16.00
Dinner: Soko Tacos 3710 Sevierville Pike; we split the bill $20.00
Snacks: QuickFix Coffee Drive Thru 314 North Washington St. $7.00
Miscellaneous: Gas $33.00
SUBTOTAL $106.00
Tuesday
Breakfast: at my friend’s house $0.00
Oak Ridge Children’s Museum & Manhattan Project National Park 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge; ~30 min drive $8.00
Lunch: Dean’s Restaurant & Bakery, Jackson Square $25.00
Drive to Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains during nap ~1.5 hour drive $0.00
Driving through Cades Cove & hoping in and out of the car 11-mile one-way loop $2.00
Tuckaleechee Caverns ~45 min drive to the caverns; 825 Cavern Road $22.00
Dinner: at my friend’s house $0.00
Snacks: QuickFix Coffee Drive Thru & snack at Caverns $10.00
SUBTOTAL $67.00
Wednesday
Breakfast: at my friend’s house $0.00
Ijams Playscape & Quarry Lake 2915 Island Home Ave. $0.00
Lunch: packed leftovers $0.00
Blount Mansion Tour & walk around downtown Knoxville 200 W. Hill Ave.; 10am-4pm $10.00
Dinner: at my friend’s house $0.00
Snacks: Honeybee Coffee $16.00
Miscellaneous: Gas $19.00
SUBTOTAL $45.00
Thursday
Breakfast at Knoxville Airport $11.00
Lyft to Knoxville Airport $42.00
Sanford Airport parking $62.00
SUBTOTAL $115.00
GRAND TOTAL $566.00

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