Early on Wednesday morning, my friend, Sue, & I headed south to Paducah. (In case you are not in the know, that is Quilt City, USA and home of the AQS quilt show last week!)
Here is the bridge across the Ohio River… exciting that it is the Ohio River from whence my roots come and that this is the border into Kentucky and into Paducah!! We’ve arrived!!
And because I’m terrified of bridges, this is the view of the river with no one looking through the viewfinder/at the screen to see if there is anything good to photograh…..
We had a wonderful trip down, thanks to Sue being an excellent and tireless driver!!
We arrived at the show area and decided to try street parking for free before submitting to the $5 convention center parking for just a few hours. BINGO!! We landed a large spot JUST across the street from the main convention center. There were 2 cars closer than us besides the special handicap/vendor parking lot. Beautiful!! It was just 2 p.m. and the show was open until 6. Perfect!
After some browsing in the first vendor hall, where Elaine was working, Sue was able to enjoy an unexpected visit with her brother & some family and I headed to our perfect place for rest! Elaine is a long-time friend and a DEEElightful hostess!!
And so the day continued… it was warm… low 80’s!!! … and the sun peeked out more often than not the rest of the day.
And so the week continued…. it was warm, topping the low 90’s on Thursday (ahhhh….) lots of sunshine and just a 15 minute thundershower on Friday afternoon. We were quite happy in our sandals and light sleeves… all unnecessary here at home still.
I took this photo during our lunch on Thursday. We both liked the idea of sitting in the sun so found a piece of cement to hold us up and soaked up some rays!! A local paper photographer came by to photograph our feet for the paper but we were never published.
We headed home on Saturday morning. We figured our credit cards were as tired as our feet! About 1 1/2 hours into our leisurely drive, I noticed a lot of black smoke. Not much farther down the road, we had this!
Yes, Sue is driving right now… I’m shooting photos out the window!
At least the driver got off the road and was able to unhook the cab so as to keep that safe.
And then I took this one with my phone and QUICKLY (but not fast enough!) closed the window from the heat & smoke!! Oh, how dumb of me!! 😦 Sue is such a good sport!! And seriously, I could feel the heat on my face for another 30 minutes.
We were only passing by as no one was there yet with flashing lights. We could have been sitting for hours!! 😦 Another 1/2 mile down the road, the state trooper was coming and another mile was the first fire truck. Poor driver. 😦
We continued safely and arrived home at 3. Seriously, I was in bed at 3:10 and probably asleep before the clock hit 3:11. Up in an hour for early church and the weekend at home continued at full-speed.
Yes, I will show you quilts and my loot in the next few posts! 🙂