Well, I made it to Knoxville just fine! I flew out at 5am on December 26th (just before the blizzard), and despite two hours on the tarmac in Charlotte awaiting de-icing, I got to Knoxville about 12:45pm. My original flight (leaving at 5am on Monday, December 27th) was canceled, so I’m glad I made it. I wonder how much snow will be left when we return to Boston. April, who is staying with my mom, is enjoying the snow immensely! My mom and stepdad swear that she is part husky.
Today is Matt’s (and his twin sister, Diana’s) GOLDEN birthday. They are 28 on the 28th! WOO HOO!! We celebrated by checking out the new Brazilian steakhouse in Knoxville. What an experience. I had heard of the concept, but didn’t know exactly how it worked. You are given a chip. Red means “No, thank you”, and green means “MORE PLEASE!”
We started with a salad course. Delicious cheesey poufs (little muffins) were also consumed.
Then came the meat. Now I am not a big red meat fan, so I had to say “No thank you” to all of the guys with their many cuts of beef.
But yes to chicken legs, chicken breast wrapped in bacon, and pork sausage.
We were stuffed when all was said and done. It was a fun experience, and highly recommended if you are a carnivore.
This evening we opened presents:
And ate cookie cake!
I gave Matt a digital camera. He kept stealing mine to go to site visits, so I got him one of his very own! Good thing, too. I appear to have forgotten my camera. I swear I checked that I had packed it, but I can’t find it! ARGH! It had better be sitting somewhere in our house. I guess the fact that I stayed up all night until the taxi arrived at 3am caused me to be forgetful. Speaking of which, my cab ride to the airport was $39 (plus tip), and I only gave the driver $27! Luckily I figured it out and called him back to hand him another $20. I wonder what he bad words he was saying when he saw that I had shorted him.
Anyway, happy birthday to Matt and Diana! We are off to Cincinnati in the morning for LOTS OF WEDDING STUFFS!