Sunday, 20 August 2017
For the second day in a row (off to a good start!), Kim and I got a walk in. We drove over to Noble Park where we walked through the park, on top of the levee, and on the greenway to Stuart Nelson Park and back. By the time we got back and cleaned up, Judy and Jenny were back from church and Jim and Alex were almost here. The girls enjoyed the service at Grace Episcopal and thought the church was beautiful. The guys had no problem getting here – no traffic jams between here and Memphis.
Soon we were off in search of lunch downtown, where we found that quite a few people had the same idea. Shandie’s was packed and reported an hour wait, so we opted for Kirchhoff’s instead. Good call! Our sandwiches were huge, tasty, and the bread was divine! Most of us could not even finish our meals! After lunch, we walked over to the National Quilt Museum, where we spent the next couple of hours admiring the incredible fiber arts on display there. As is always the case, our guests, who were humoring us by agreeing to go to the museum, were amazed by what they saw! This is NOT your grandma’s quilt museum! Should you ever find yourself in Paducah, whether you are a quilter or not, male or female, young or old – please trust me and spend an hour in the National Quilt Museum. You will not be disappointed – except that you can’t take photos! Judy, Jenny, Jim, and Alex all agreed that the museum is badly named and they were glad we insisted they visit it. Like I said – just trust us. I go every time I’m in town, as the exhibits change regularly.
By the time we walked back in the hot sun, we were all screaming for ice cream, so back we went to Curls & Cream – since Jim and Alex had missed yesterday’s run. I opted for S’mores this time -so good! Kim had Oreo with pecans, caramel sauce, and whipped cream. Yum! We wanted to show the gang the Hotel 1857, and it just happened that the bar was open and the AC was going strong, so we ended up spending the rest of the afternoon there, chatting with Jacob the bartender and with other patrons (including a bourbon purveyor). Before we knew it, it was time to go to Doe’s Eat Place for dinner. Doe’s was packed and the place was hopping! Somehow, we managed to eat most of our steaks and shrimp – again, Doe’s knows steak!
By this time, we were all about to crash, so we headed back to the hotel so that we could rest up for the big event! Thanks, Kim Ford, for having Kim & me!!