Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Everything's up to date in Kansas City

 A good part of the day was spent in Hamilton, MO, where a clever family has transformed a sleepy little town into a quilters destination with eleven, yes, eleven shops filled with fabric and tools and books and even a room for the spouse to wait.  I was very restrained but got lots of inspiration. 
 And Al was very patient.  Yes, you heard me.  Al was very patient.

 They really know how to grow corn around here.
  Way over six feet high by the 11th of July.

 A few years ago Kansas City completely restored Union Station to its former glory 
and it truly is stunning, giving a glimpse into what rail travel was once like.

Did you know that the first Fred Harvey restaurant opened in Topeka in 1876?  By the late 1880s there was  one  every 100 miles along the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe. 
 That's a lot of girls.  Did they all sing and dance?
Now that song is whirling about in your head, isn't it?

One room is filled with several model train villages of different sizes, all with incredible detail.

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