We have arrived in Oak Ridge, Tennessee! We’re staying with Matt’s grandmother here and commuting to Maryville (which I have been corrected is not pronounced Mary Ville but ‘Murville’ 🙂 ) for Matt’s cousin on his dad’s side’s wedding.. Elizabeth and Trevor!
On our very long 7 hour ride we snacked on plums and clusters. And we each took naps!
Our drive took us straight to Hot Bagel Co, which is owned by Karen’s sister, Aunt Donna.
Matt and I shared a Lox on Rye bagel sandwich and an amazing Mediterranean panini.
We traveled to Gran Bett’s where we were promptly served delicious pumpkin roll and walnut and blueberry coffee cake!
Gran Bett does not remember her internet password so I’m phone blogging until I am reconnected tomorrow. I’ll be sure to share a wedding glimpse tonight!
You should try the Tomato Head restaurant while you’re in Maryville. You would love it!
I don’t think weed have any more free meals!
Looks like baking/bread-making is in the jeans :)!
Haha genes you mean!?
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
OH a hot bagel sounds super delish!
I think it’s kinda hilarious she forgot the Internet password…. hehe. Have a fun weekend, Kath 🙂
Molly @ RDexposed says
Oooo pumpkin roll. I’ve enjoyed that for many Thanksgiving breakfasts!
Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. says
I had a hot bagel for breakfast from Bruegger’s – Everything bagel with swiss and eggs – hit the spot after my long run! The pumpkin roll looks heavenly! Enjoy the rest of your weeked!
Hey! I grew up in Maryville…as did your friend Seamane who first pointed me to your blog! Enjoy those views of the Smokies!
I didn’t realize she was from Maryville!
We both grew up there, but I for one haven’t been back in years. Have fun!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Love the phone pics 🙂 Enjoy the wedding!
Baking Serendipity says
I love road trips and visiting family 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!
Beth @ 990 Square says
Hey, my aunt and uncle live in Maryville (it is Murville). If you see any realtor signs for a guy named Steve, that’s my uncle!
Lynn @ the actor's diet says
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I’ll take some of that pumpkin swirl 🙂 Enjoy the wedding tonight!
[email protected] says
Have fun on your trip! It sounds like it has been great so far.
Ahh, I could never forget my internet password!!
What a great day for a wedding, be sure and share the cake with us. This morning it was chilly in Springfield Missouri, so I added pumpkin, cinnamon and Roasted pepitas to my old fashioned oat………….it was like eating pumpkin pie but better. I also baked some sweet potato vegan muffins. Found the recipe on Hungry Girk site. If you have not tried them you must.
kathleen @ the daily crumb says
kath your pictures are always so beautiful… even of a strip mall!! now that is a real photographer 🙂
J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
A bread bloodlines, how cool is that!! Glad you Guys made it there safely and are enjoying yummy eats. Sorry about the Internet situation, Dustin might be able to help just holla at yo koala. 🙂
I grew up in Maryville!! It is such a beautiful town with the Smoky Mountains all around. And I always pronounced it “Murville” Lol!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
That pumpkin roll coffee cake looks great and props to you for phone blogging! I have only iphone blogged once and no pics were included. Crazy upload times!
Glad you guys made it and enjoy the wedding!
Erika - The Teenage Taste says
MMmmm…pumpkin roll! <3
Pumpkin roll? Blueberry coffee cake. Does Matt’s gram want another visitor? ; )
Lara @TresLaLa says
I didn’t realize that baking was in the family! Would love to stop over for some of that coffee cake… It’s just not the same unless someone’s grandmother has made it!
Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco says
Mmm. Bagels. Welcome to Tennessee!
Did not realize you were coming to Oak Ridge and Maryville – I live in Knoxville. In fact, I ate at the Hot Bagel company this morning after doing a 5K. What a small world. Have a fantastic time!
Oh wow!! Just missed you!
Read your blog every day..totally never comment but I live in Knoxville! def going to check out Hot Bagel when I’m over in Oak Ridge next time..they have a lavender festival every June that we go to. Hub’s in the Air Force so we’ve lived all over..but there’s no place like home..where’s my red slippers? 🙂 enjoy your time here in TN 🙂
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
Pumpkin roll and walnut and blueberry coffee cake…mmmm sounds delish!
1. Just you talking about bagels makes me want to go get a veggie bagel sandwich from Beagle Bagel!
2. My grandparents lived in Oak Ridge when it was first created. He helped on the Manhattan project during WWII.
3. I living in Oak Ridge for a summer when my dad worked at the physics “institute” there. I have VERY fond memories…except for the school shots I got at the health department. My best memory is the daily trip to the pool followed by Crunch-n-Munch while watching “Jaz” (that cartoon that was the rock star with pink hair?!). LOVE the 80’s!
4. Have fun at the wedding!
[email protected] says
My husband has been down to the lab in Oak Ridge for work before. I’ve only driven through the very northeastern corner of TN on our drive from NJ down to GA a couple years ago. The mountains are so pretty!
Sweet and Savvy says
Sounds like a nice drive down! Have a great time at the wedding and visiting with family!:)
Again Kaci and I are really sorry that we missed meeting up with you guys! We cannot wait to see pictures from the wedding! Yep, Maryville is one of those words that has to be pronounced with a Southern accent. =p Only if it wouldn’t put a kink in y’alls plans, we would love to say a quick “hello” tomorrow before you leave town, but if that doesn’t work, then definitely no biggie. Have fun tonight!
It might. Not sure of AM plans yet
Ha! I grew up in Oak Ridge, TN & went to high school in Knoxville!! What a small world………My parents get bagels & challah from Hot Bagel all the time 😛 Enjoy your time in east TN.
Stephanie C says
If you need any help with figuring out the password.. I can help. Stayed with a family member recently and had to figure this out for myself! (On a windows machine)
Sure! Anything I can try to look it up?
Stephanie C says
This explains it pretty well.. hope it works out!!
Never got to try it – I think she had Windows XP – but thank you!
Pumpkin roll! That is one of my favorite fall/pumpkin treats 🙂 My aunt makes a delicious homemade one.
Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy says
Glad you guys made it there safe! Love the pictures, have a great time at the wedding!
Sorry…don’t care for the “effects” added to your photos. I think your gorgeous photos by themselves are stunning and prefer seeing them in the original format.
I think it’s because she said she’s blogging from her phone Greg and not a computer.
Exactly. Can’t get to a computer with internet..
Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas says
That last pic looks like a HUGE yodel…even though it’s probably not…is it the pumpkin roll?
Laura I. says
I think the “vil/vul” is an East Tennessee thing–so many places where the “wille” is generally pronounced “vul”–Knoxvul, Greenvul, Crossvul. . . . etc.:-) At least it’s not “Vol,” LOL. (I went to UT.)
I had to drive from Roanoke to Johnson City and back today–one of the prettiest stretches of highway there is!
Brittany (Delights and Delectables) says
Hey Kath! I am from the Knoxville area, and we have always said Mary Ville. My husband is from Sevierville, and it is pronounced Sevier Ville. 🙂 I hope you enjoy East TN as much as we do. While you are in Mary Ville 😉 or Knoxville you MUST eat at The Tomato Head. It will not disappoint- promise!
cat @ cat's belly fat cure says
Your pumpkin roll looks SO YUM-O! I’ve been craving pumpkin so much lately! Have fun at the wedding.
Meghan @ Day-to-Day Crazy says
There’s nothing better than a good bagel! And that one looks amazing. 🙂
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I bet there’s nothing better than being greeted with rolls and cakes after a long drive!
Kayley Ray says
I’ve lived in East Tennessee all my life and have been following your blog for about a year and half, so this post definitely makes me happy! I hope you enjoyed your trip here, and believe me, if I’m ever in C-ville, I will definitely be checking out the bakery!
Mmm, bagels! Sounds like you had a fun time!
ps. Doesn’t Retro Camera rawk?! 😉
I like the frames around the pics. — nice added touch!