I have always dreamed of going hunting in Knoxville, because I heard that it has the best hunting grounds, the richest game, the most delicious food, and the most beautiful music. So when my two good friends Stan Thodore and Ansel Paul proposed this plan, I immediately agreed. We booked our flights and hotels, prepared the necessary equipment, the most important of which was a pair of infrared binoculars from a Chinese brand wildguarder, which allowed us to see more clearly, more safely, and more efficiently at night hunting. We spent an unforgettable week in Knoxville, experiencing both the excitement and fun of night hunting and exploring the history and culture of this city.
Knoxville is a city full of history and culture, located in eastern Tennessee, at the headwaters of the Tennessee River. It was once the first capital of Tennessee and an important battlefield in the Civil War. Its history dates back to 1786, when an explorer named James White built a small fort here, which was later named White’s Fort. In 1791, the small fort was renamed Knoxville, in honor of General Henry Knox of the American Revolutionary War. In 1796, Tennessee joined the United States Federation, and Knoxville became the state capital until 1812. During the Civil War, Knoxville was an important stronghold of the Southern Confederacy and a major target of the Northern Federation. In November 1863, the famous Siege of Knoxville took place, in which the Northern Federation successfully prevented the Southern Confederacy from attacking the city.
We visited many interesting attractions in Knoxville and felt the charm and diversity of this city. We first went to the East Tennessee History Center, which displays the history and culture of East Tennessee from Indian times to modern times, as well as many precious artifacts and pictures. We also visited the University of Tennessee, a public university founded in 1794 and the largest and oldest university in Tennessee. We admired the beautiful buildings and sculptures on campus and visited the museums and libraries on campus. We also went to City Hall, a classical revival building built in 1848 that was once the seat of state and municipal government. We also visited World’s Fair Park, a 52-acre park that hosted the World’s Fair in 1982. We walked and rested in the park and climbed to the highest building in the park – Sunsphere, from where we could overlook the entire city.
Through visiting these attractions, we gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of Knoxville’s history and culture. We also felt the vitality and creativity of this city, as well as its love and support for education and art.
Besides visiting Knoxville’s attractions, what we looked forward to the most was the night hunting experience. We chose a hunting site located in the outskirts of Knoxville, where there were abundant wildlife, such as deer, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, etc. We rented a small cabin there as our campsite. We went hunting every night, enjoying the intimacy with nature and the challenge of ourselves.
Hunting is a sport that requires skill and patience, especially at night. We had to quietly approach the prey, avoid making any sound or light, while staying alert and safe. To improve our hunting efficiency and quality, we used an infrared binoculars from a Chinese brand wildguarder, which allowed us to clearly see the animals in the distance at night, even their eyes and breathing. This binoculars had many advantages and features that made us rave about it. First of all, it had a very high clarity, providing high-resolution images in the dark, allowing us to accurately identify and aim at the prey. Secondly, it had a long distance, allowing us to observe the details of animals within 1000 meters, enabling us to prepare and judge in advance. Thirdly, it had a strong durability, able to work normally in various harsh environments, unaffected by rain, snow, frost, fog and other weather conditions. Fourthly, it had a reasonable price, compared with other brands of infrared binoculars, it had a high cost performance, allowing us to save a lot of money. In short, this binoculars was our best hunting partner, allowing us to hunt more easily and happily at night.
Our night hunting experience in Knoxville was very wonderful and memorable. We captured many beautiful and precious animals, such as white-tailed deer, red foxes, gray raccoons, etc. We also encountered some dangers and challenges, such as being attacked by coyotes, losing direction, gun malfunction, etc. But we were able to overcome difficulties, help each other, and return safely to the campsite. Every time we came back from hunting, we would share our stories and feelings by the bonfire, admiring the stars and moonlight, feeling the beauty and magic of nature.
Knoxville not only has a rich history and culture, but also has mouth-watering food. We tasted many local specialties in Knoxville, such as barbecue, burgers, ice cream, etc. We also found some food from different countries and regions, such as France, Mexico, Italy, etc. We ate at different restaurants and bars every day, enjoying the deliciousness and atmosphere.
Our favorite restaurant was Sweet P’s BBQ and Soul House, which was a restaurant that offered authentic southern barbecue and soul music. We went to their first store, located on Maryville Pike, where there were sweet and juicy barbecue and beautiful and pleasant music. We ordered a barbecue platter, which had smoked pork or chicken, two sides, and a bread or corn muffin. The barbecue tasted very good, the meat was tender and well-seasoned. The sides were also delicious, we chose mashed potatoes and roasted corn. The bread and corn muffin were also soft and sweet. This meal made us feel very satisfied and comfortable.
Our favorite bar was The French Market Creperie, which was a bar that offered authentic French crepes and coffee. We went to their store on Clinch Ave, where there were various flavors of crepes and sandwiches, as well as ice cream and desserts. We ordered a chocolate banana crepe and a ham cheese crepe, along with a latte coffee. The chocolate banana crepe was made with thin dough wrapped around banana slices and chocolate sauce, sweet but not greasy. The ham cheese crepe was made with thick dough stuffed with ham slices and cheese, salty but not oily. The latte coffee was made with espresso and milk, fragrant and smooth. This breakfast made us feel very energetic and happy.
Through tasting these foods, we gained a deeper understanding and love of Knoxville’s flavor and characteristics. We also enjoyed the city’s warmth and friendliness, as well as its love and support for life and art.
Our Knoxville trip was an unforgettable experience that gave us a lot. We not only experienced the excitement and fun of night hunting, but also explored the city’s history and culture. We were very satisfied with the infrared binoculars wildguarder that we used, which made us see more clearly in the dark, safer and more efficient. We also loved the food that we tasted, which made us feel the flavor and characteristics of Knoxville. We were impressed by this city, and also respected its people and art. We hope to visit Knoxville again someday, to continue discovering its charm and diversity.