Friday, June 12, 2009

I've Arrived in Knoxville!

I arrived in Knoxville last evening and was greeted at the hotel by my family, including my parents and my niece and my sister! I am so excited to have everyone here with me.

I met Karen Tucker from the Hall of Fame and she escorted me to a print interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel and then to WBIR TV. Then we had dinner at Calhoun’s on the river. They are known for their ribs and barbecue. Ironically, it is the same restaurant we ate at before winning the NCAA Championship here in Knoxville almost 20 years ago.

As we drove in this evening we passed Thomson-Bowling Arena where we beat Auburn to win the title. It seems like yesterday and it also seems like forever ago at the same time. There are so many memories here and I feel it has only just begun.

Today we are off to Oak Ridge (20 minutes away where I grew up) to tour all of our childhood places, including Scarboro Day Care, where all of this began for me. Should be an interesting day.

I am also being followed around by Channel 4 from the Bay Area for a documentary about this bizarre journey.

Tim from USANA is editing a video from yesterday, so look for that soon (Update: It's at the top of the post). Thank you everyone for following me on this journey!


Randy Webber said...

Welcome home Jennifer! I look forward to meeting you and getting your autograph tomorrow at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Congratulations on your induction this weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jennifer!!! You're the "True Ambassador" for Oak Ridge High School and the Class of 1986!!! I hope our class is well represented during your induction. Wish I could have been there. Take care!

Jerry "Benji" Aldridge
ORHS Class of 1986