America's Outback: Knoxville Tennessee
I've forgotten what it's like to break a nine-to-five workday with lunch in a wooded park where spring is rampant. And I can't remember the last time I laughed at kids running with feigned trepidation through sidewalk fountains: those mini-geysers that squirt from cement circles in outdoor malls. And dinner at a sidewalk café on a warm evening – it's been years.
It's nice to go back and have a serious look every so often. It keeps things in perspective and memories fresh. I'm in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not an overly big city, but it has more people in one place – 185,000 – than any that I am used to in my travels. ...
—Bill Graves, trailerlife.com, April 12, 2012