Tennessee River Cruises . . . Oct, 2015

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We’ve been having a blast operating the Queen Priscilla on the Tennessee River this year, especially during football season.  It has been so much fun cruising with enthusiastic fans who support all the different teams that have tangled with the VOLS this year.  This little venture helps us share so many things we love . . . Knoxville, Boating, The
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aboUT our Challengers . . . Sep, 2015

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Sixty-seven Challengers are participating in the 2015 KokOasis College Football Challenge, including 12 “freshmen” – AceandhiTch, Dino, Doc Jeff, Georgia VOL, Godfather, JeanUTe, keaTon, kUrTco37, PowerT, Taxman, Terri D, and VelvetMadonna.   Our Challengers hail from 9 different states, including Florida (1), Georgia (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), North Carolina (1), South Carolina (1), Ohio (2), Missouri (7),  and TENNESSEE (52).  This year’s roster is
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Football Challenge . . . Aug, 2015

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Don’t forget, Wednesday, August 26th is the DEADLINE to register to participate in my annual KokOasis College Football Challenge. If you have participated before, you already know how much MORE fun the college football becomes with so many opportunities to win! If you have never participated, here’s a run down on how it works: Every week, Challengers predict the outcomes
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Eating Habits . . . Jul, 2015

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Changes in our eating habits have had dramatic results. We are toning up, losing excess weight and feeling more energetic. We are not on a “diet” per se. We are just making better choices. we are eating out less and avoiding processed foods that are high in carbohydrates.  We now enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and regular snacks.  We are not
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World Travel . . . Jun, 2015

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Andrew had a wonderful time in Holland with our good friends Tom, Nick & Sara this month. Nick was born there. He and Sara now live there 6 months out of the year. Besides the natural beauty of this very friendly country, Andrew was very pleased with the temperate climate. While he was there, the temperature warmed up to the
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CONCERTed Efforts . . . May, 2015

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Andrew and I enjoyed the Fleetwood Mac concert featuring Stevie Nicks at Thompson-Boling Arena in March. This month, we had fun at the Jefferson Starship concert in the Civic Coliseum. We never attended concerts when we were kids, probably because our parents thought they were a waste of money. I remember the first concert I ever attended was with my
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“KokOasis at CityView” . . . Apr, 2015

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It’s official!  Andrew, Prissy and I have returned to the land.  After 10 blissful years of living on the water, we now reside in our newly purchased condo directly across the river from Neyland Stadium.  Our new home shall be known as “KokOasis at CityView” since it is located in CityView at Riverwalk.     The Queen Priscilla (catamaran) will also
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Madness Challenge . . . Mar, 2015

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Thanks to the 40 Challengers who participated in the 2015 KokOasis Madness Challenge.   An exciting finish between the Duke Blue Devils and the Wisconsin Badgers in the National Championship game created an exciting finish in our own contest. The Duke Blue Devils were the eventual winner in the National Championship Game. The five winners in the KokOasis Madness Challenge are
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KokOasis Houseboat for Sale . . . Feb, 2015

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After nearly 7 years of living aboard our beautiful 75′ x 16′ Sharpe Houseboat, we have decided to purchase a CityView condo with an excellent view of Neyland Stadium and offer her for sale.  Custom-built to our specifications in 2008, the KokOasis was designed to satisfy all the comfort needs of living aboard.  Indeed, she has proven to be everything we had
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The 14 Days of Bowling . . . Jan, 2015

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Everyone likes to decorate and “juice” things up a bit during the VOLidays. So do we. During this year’s bowl season, we decorated our VOLiday Wreath. Every day that at least one bowl game was played, an ornament bearing the name of the highest ranked Challenger not already represented on our wreath was added. Hence, every Challenger had 14 chances
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Championship Slices . . . Dec, 2014

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The regular college football season is over.  It has been FUN, whether we actually attended the games, watched them on TV, or heard about them, but especially if we participated in the annual KokOasis College Football Challenge. For many of us, this season was especially interesting because new rules caused us to pull for certain teams we would never otherwise
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35 Years – A Tennessee VOL . . . Nov, 2014

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35 years ago, JeTske was only beginning to discover how great it is to be a Tennessee VOL, thanks to Smokeys Trainer.  JeTske had just arrived at Rocky Top when he made one of the most unlikely and life-changing decisions he would ever make.  He joined the Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity.  Despite mixed reactions from his parents, JeTske joined
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The Watch . . . Oct, 2014

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One year ago, Andrew’s Dad passed away. Andrew loved him dearly and it still hurts him that he is gone. John Polyak proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War by piloting landing boats that delivered marines to the shore. He also loved college football and the Tennessee Vols.  Homecoming 2014 was celebrated at UT this past Saturday
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Checkered Neyland . . . Oct, 2014

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Neyland Stadium was rockin’ as expected on SaUTrday, bUT the Vols jUsT coUdn’T get it done against Florida in 2014, bUT wait UnTil next time. I’ve watched a lot of Tennessee football in my day. I haven’t missed a single home game since 1982. I’ve watched the Vols win in dominating fashion over many opponents, fight competitively with much stronger
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Boomsday Weekend . . . Sep, 2014

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Boomsday 2014 was bigger than ever!  At the request of Visit Knoxville, the KokOasis was commissioned to serve as the water stage for 5 outstanding musical acts and one helluva flyboard show performed by Ben Merrell, including his huge signature back dolphin with highly technical trick combos.  We were honored to also host, Laurel Wright, an East Tennessee local making it
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Football Challenge Demographics . . . Aug, 2014

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Thanks again to everyone who successfully registered to participate in the 2014 edition of the KokOasis College Football Challenge!  This years group of 57 Challengers consists of 46 Males and 11 Females with a wide range of experience, including 51 seasoned Veterans and 6 aspiring Rookies. Our Challengers hail from Tennessee (44), Missouri (7), Ohio (2), Illinois (1), North Carolina (1),
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