Friday, July 17, 2015

We Are In Paducah

Paducah, Kentucky             High 95 Low 73

We left Hurricane Mills kind of late for us this morning. We had a fairly short, 3 hour, ride so we didn’t get in any rush to leave.

We were on mostly secondary roads and got to see lots of old towns on the way. After we got into Kentucky there is a fairly large city named Murray. While driving through it seemed like there were a hundred lights and I probably had to stop for 98 of them. Then to make matters worse, at one of the lights I did make, a car turned off a side street right in front of me. I had to slow way down to not hit him and then he proceeded to go 20 miles an hour slower than the speed limit. We were going up a slight hill at the time and after a couple of blocks he finally turned off. I’m sure he was totally unconscious about what he had done. He could have waited for me to get all the way through the intersection. It was a good thing we weren’t in any big hurry, and also a good thing for the disc brakes on the trailer.

We are in the Duck Creek RV Park in Paducah. We will be here until Monday.

After we got set up, we drove to the National Quilt Museum. We stopped at a farmers market and got our first corn on the cob we have had this summer. There are a lot of murals along the River with lots of Historic sings and statues.

We went into the Quilt Museum and talked to the people about how long it would take to see the quilts, of which they don’t let you take pictures, because it was getting to where we would only have an hour and a half to see them. After talking to the receptionist, we decided to do the museum tomorrow. They would allow pictures in the lobby and hallway, so we took some pictures.

One of the displays looks like a quilt, but is made of wood. There was a small sample of the artist’s work that they allowed us to pick up and feel.
It even looks like folds, but is made entirely of wood.

After the Museum we went to two quilt stores. One was just to look around. Then we went to Hancock’s of Paducah, a very large fabric store, which sells on-line. The place looks like a very large warehouse outside. Cindy took it easy and only bought two patterns and some remnants of white 

On the way to Hancock’s we passed a City Park Tat had the date of 1926 on the entrance.
We are going to The Quilt Museum tomorrow and hope to spend some time there.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Those quilts are gorgeous .. especially the one made of wood. How unique!! Everywhere we drove back there, we ran into bad drivers ... good thing for disc brakes!!