The highlight today was our visit to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah and to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. These pieces are truly works of art, and feature elaborate applique and / or thread painting, two techniques I have little if any interest in. Further, where I could admire the vision, creativity and skill used to create the quilts, these were works of art to display on massive walls. I want a quilt that comforts me when I’m sick, warms me in the winter and shields me from the scary scenes on TV. Photo is of the building as no photos are allowed inside the galleries.
I’m glad we stopped here on our journey to the southwest, and you get the feeling that Paducah had a pretty lively past. Their flood wall where the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers merge is made up of decorative murals depicting their history.
Tomorrow brings a long day of driving and I’m so excited – I just can’t tell you where yet. We have about 60 miles of more two lane, shoulderless, hilly Kentucky roads, so I hope Bertha gets a good rest. We’ll need her sharper than she was today.