Knoxville, Tennessee


May 2008


While staying outside Knoxville, we drove over to Gatlinburg and walked around.  There are lots of shops and tourist type things to do.  The old mill there is a favorite spot of ours and they have two restaurants there - we ate at one of them.  The next day we went to downtown Knoxville where we took a tour of the Blount Mansion.  It was the home of the first Governor of Tennessee.  One interesting tidbit we learned there was about the origin of the phrase Pop goes the weasel.  A weasel is used to wind the yarn from a spinning wheel into a skein.  When a hundred loops, the standard measurement of a skein, is wound around the weasel, a piece of wood literally pops out.
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