Dirty Dancing . . . Jun, 2017

June was an incredible month for our KokOasis Boat & Breakfast operation (reservable through AirBnB).  The boat was occupied a record number of 18 days during the month.  That included a very special 4-night stay with four of the cast members from “Dirty Dancing” performing at the Tennessee Theatre.  They all had a wonderful time as did we, hosting them
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Harbor Huddle . . . May, 2017


On this fateful day in May (May 27), as thunderstorms threatened to alter their course, the captains and crew of the dUTch Lady, Moonstruck, Akureyri, KokOasis, & Queen Priscilla set sail on their planned Tennessee River adventure just after noontide. Despite the uncertainty of the weather, this fearless group of 54 mariners proceeded on their quest to enjoy a fun-filled
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Mike & Becky . . . Apr, 2017


Andrew and I are very excited about becoming acquainted with our new friends, Mike & Becky Neill from Franklin, TN.  This month, they joined the wonderful collection of interesting and friendly residents who live here at CityView across the river from Neyland Stadium.  Longtime Big Orange fans, Mike & Becky are fulfilling their dreams of having a second home in
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KokOasis Madness Challenge . . . Mar, 2017


The Final Buzzer has sounded and the madness is over.  PrinTs Andrew is our Madness Champion (390 pts) followed by Laner (369 pts) who was our Madness Runner Up, Barnestorm (367 pts) our Third Place Finisher, and JeTske who broke a tie with Basket Case (356 pts) to claim the prize as our Fourth Place Finisher.  CongraUTlations to these Top
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Loving Nicki . . . Feb, 2017


It wasn’t long after we moved downtown in 2005 that we decided it really wasn’t necessary to own two vehicles anymore.  So, we became a “one car household”.  In the years that followed, we went through several other cars until we finally purchased what has become our favorite car of all time, a classic cranberry red 1995 Jaguar XJ6.  Aside
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Bowl Champion . . . Jan, 2017


PrinTs Andrew survived stiff challenges by STLPainter and KK The Stupid Underdog to become the 2016 KokOasis Bowl Season Champion – thanks in large part to the Clemson Tigers victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship

Football Challenge . . . Dec, 2016


CongraUTlations to all who participated in the 2016 KokOasis Football Challenge, especially those who finished in the TOP 20 among our 64 Challengers: Forever Young   1575 – Regular Season Champion! Granny   1563 – Regular Season Runner Up! SeminoleLynn   1525 SmokeyAndTheBandit   1522 bUTch Dude   1517 Cassie   1515 Football Time   1508 Give Him Six   1507 Godfather   1504 Neyland Sec II Row 01  
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Downtown Condo for Lease . . . Nov, 2016


Andrew and I love living in our condo at CityView at Riverwalk so much so that we have just purchased a second unit, but we will continue to own and lease the first unit.  If you know someone interested in leasing a 2BR/2BA condo in the downtown with a great view of the Tennessee River and Neyland Stadium, please give
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Vol Navy Cruises . . . Oct, 2016


We have had a BLAST providing game day Vol Navy Cruises for Vol fans, fans for the opposing teams, fellow CityView residents, and various sports media aboard the Queen Priscilla this year.  Whether joining us for a 30-minute cruise, or shorter 15-minute cruise, 100% of our passengers enthusiastically reported having a good time on the Tennessee River!  Several remarked that
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Streak Broken . . . Sep, 2016


We had a great time at the Tennessee-Florida game in Knoxville this year as the 38-28 victory snapped the VOLS’ 11-game losing streak to the Gators and improved their record to 4-0 for the first time since 2003.  The thrilling come from behind victory made the humility of last year’s fourth quarter collapse a distant memory.  We also learned five
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KokOasis Booked . . . Aug, 2016


The KokOasis is booked for TENNESSEE Football weekends through Airbnb for every home game this year, except for Kentucky (Nov 12) and Missouri (Nov 19).   Unless we are on the road for an “away” game, we plan to cruise the boat to CityView for docked Friday night “Sailgate” Parties until the sun sets behind Neyland Stadium.  All KokOasis Challenge participants
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Fun in the Sun . . . Jul, 2016


July 18th started out with gray skies and the threat of thunderstorms all day long.  Refusing to be discouraged, we decided to go for it late in the afternoon around 4 pm with 26 guests aboard the KokOasis.  We cruised the short distance from CityView to the south bank of the Tennessee River (across from Calhoun’s) where we set the
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“Neyland” Condo . . . Jun, 2016


One year ago, we purchased a beautiful 2 BR/2 BA condo at CityView directly across the river from Neyland Stadium in downtown Knoxville and we are already thinking about moving again.  Have we gone mad?   No, not really.  We are actually very, very happy!  We really enjoy living at CityView – so much so that we are planning to purchase
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The “New” Queen Priscilla . . . May, 2016

whale boat

Nestled among the bluffs on the waterfront, the Queen Priscilla is conveniently located at Volunteer Landing,  just a short walk from Knoxville’s lively downtown entertainment district, the University of Tennessee & Neyland Stadium.  Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our fine city and vibrant waterfront aboard the Queen Priscilla while Captain Kevin & Chief Mate
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Caribbean Queen . . . Apr, 2016


In April, we reluctantly sold the Queen Priscilla (our 30′ Gemini Catamaran) to a new owner who plans to operate her in the Caribbean Sea –  possibly providing sailing & snorkeling cruises.  She served us well on the relatively tame Tennessee River, but we are certain she will provide equal enchantment for her passengers in the Caribbean Islands.  We only
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Madness Results . . . Mar, 2016


After an exciting National Championship Game brimming with  excitement and entertaining twists right up until the last 6-tenths of a second, our Challenge concluded with the same level of madness. Cassie pulled from 10 points behind to tie Rhyno for the lead (373 points). Applying the tiebreaker rule, Cassie was declared the Madness Champion and Rhyno became the Madness Runner
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