I am obsessed with college towns. Especially on game weekends! I just love the energy, the excitement, and the traditions! Over Columbus Day weekend, we had the opportunity to experience the University of Tennessee with our friends Blair and Wil. They were the best tour guides because they both went to Tennessee!!! Is there anything better than experiencing a college town with the people who know it best?!
We left Meridian on Friday after the guys got off work. What should have been a six hour drive ended up taking nine hours so needless to say, we checked into the hotel and headed straight to the bar. First stop — DGB, the location of Blair and Wil’s first date! After that, we hit a few spots along Market Square before grabbing one last drink at the speakeasy, Peter Kern Library.
Saturday we woke up early to start tailgating for the Tennessee-Georgia game. It’s so fun to see different tailgating rituals at different schools. We ended up getting tickets last minute to the game (thanks to Wil’s parents!) and it is lucky we did! Tennessee ended up beating Georgia and it was an incredible game!!
On Sunday, we kept the “SoutheReddy family vacation” going and drove to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We tasted our fair share of moonshine at three different distilleries, ate rooftop mexican food, played games at the arcade, and toured the Ripley’s World Record museum.
Luckily the guys were off on Monday for the long weekend so we were able to sleep in and get breakfast at a Pancake House in Pigeon Forge before making the trek back to Meridian. The whole month leading up to this trip, I kept saying that I wanted a fall weekend. This turned out to be the perfect fall weekend!