After a week of dodging huge barges on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, plus 3 nights at anchor and un-seasonally hot temperatures we finally arrived at Paducah, Kentucky. We arrived with 6 other boats who are also doing the Great Loop. It was the first day the City Dock was open. We met the mayor!
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I spent most of the day at the National Quilt Museum. It was delightful. But they don't allow photos of any sort so you will just have to take my word for it. They also don't allow you to use your cell phone in the museum so it was nice and quiet.
Tim found a Maritime museum, a Railroad museum and a Civil War museum. He was a happy man. Mostly he was happy because he didn't have to go to the quilt museum. Although they had an air conditioned conference room with overstuffed chairs and bottled water where I saw some patient (long-suffering) husbands resting.
What the heck?
I have heard about cities where the local fiber artists will knit coverings for the trees but I have never seen it in person until Paducah. This tree was one of the more colorful. The quilters left their mark on trees downtown, too.
I thought it was delightful.
Tim, of course, thought it was the weirdest thing he had ever heard of. I knew he had a pocketknife with him so I watched him closely the rest of the afternoon...the trees in Paducah are safe.
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Tim and I started our Great Loop Adventure on 9-11-2017 in Ottowa, Illinois. We put the boat on a trailer and drove 9 hours from our home in South Dakota to Heritage Harbor Marina in Ottowa to put her in the water. Tim's brother, Dan, drove the truck and trailer back to our house. Thanks Dan!