April 22, 2017
Total Miles: 253
After my max patch adventure Jon Magnuson, who is my good friend Tia’s brother in law came to pick me up and take me back to knoxville to spend a couple days off to visit and have a place to do my Skype interview.
I have stayed with them a few times before when I would come out to knoxville with Tia for a “girls trip”.
This time it was different since it was just me coming over.
And I promise…
You will not meet a better family than this one.
First off… Jon himself had to sit in a car for about 3 hours. And hour and a half to come to where I was on Wednesday and back to knoxville. Then to drop me off again on Saturday.
It doesn’t stop there.
Erica, Tias sister the next morning let me know that everything in the house was available. I could do laundry, dry out my stuff, eat whatever I wanted, use their computer, etc.
She was even more than willing to drive me around so that I could get my errands done without any worry.
She also made me some bomb ace egg sandwiches and coffee…. Which I mean… Common. SO GOOD.
(I am already obsessed with it).
I felt welcomed and loved more than I could ever imagine.
The generosity poured from each individual.
They truly made me feel special and reinforced that what I am doing on this adventure is pretty dang cool. Constantly supporting me in every way.
What did I do with three whole days off?
I visited a little with Honey, Tia and Ericas mother ( who I absolutely adore).
I went to their sons Alex soccer game, which I was SO stoked I was able to go.
I had a Skype interview.
I replaced some gear, bought groceries, and sent a box home of stuff I realized I didn’t need.
I hung out and played with lil Tev.
I watched the movie a man called Ove (SO GOOD)
I bought some books for the nook.
(If anyone has good book suggestions let me know!!)
I got ice cream with Alex.
I called family.
I just simply be.
My time in Knoxville was exactly what I needed and more.
To each of the family members, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You made me feel like family, I was honestly sad to leave, you guys made me feel like I just fit in so simply.
Saying Thank you will never feel like enough. ❤️❤️
Iz and Oz