Sunday, April 29, 2012

St. Louis

The St. Louis Gateway Arch, which is the nation's tallest monument at 630 feet.
 It was completed in 1965, with nine hundred tons of stainless steel, at a total cost of $13 million.  We watched the movie about the construction and none of the workers wore safey harness equipment.  The margin for error in assembly was 1/64".  Whew!

The Museum has many of the talking figures to tell the story of St. Louis but one of them is unclothed so the innards can be seen.  Fascinating but a little kinky.

The original RV.  I like Homer better.
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Friday, April 27, 2012

American Quilter Society


Yesterday we went to the AQS show in Paducah, Kentucky.  It was overwhelming but beautiful and these are just a few of my favorites.  We were both stunned by the talents and abilities of the quilters.  Paducah has a population of 25,000 and 35,000 come to town for this show.  Impressive.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Homer gets his name

 We left Atlanta on Monday, after a wonderful month with Chrissy, Nicky, and Matthew.  Many great dinners, lots of laughs, basketball games, soccer games, and all-around fun.  Side trips to Athens (Go Dawgs) and Columbus, but mostly we just hung around.  Oh, yeah, Al assembled a portable - sort of - basketball hoop and ripped down a fence.  Guy stuff that he enjoys.

Homer is now the official name of the RV.  We're taking our Home on Al's Odyssey.  Cute.

 Now we're in Nashville, which is known as the Buckle of the Bible Belt.  800 churches for about a half-million people.  It's other title is Music City, for good reason.  There seems to be one music venue after another, the main one being The Grand Ole Opry, of course.  Our timing was perfect because last night we were lucky enough to see Charlie Daniels and are glad that we got out of Georgia before the Devil went down there.

 This was much prettier in person because there were trees framing the sign and a sliver of a moon.  But you get the idea.

 We don't know these people.  Do you?