It only took me--- how long? over a month to write part 2. I blame it on working night shift. I don't think I'll ever get used to these hours.
But I vaguely remember going to Paducah recently. :)
On day 2, I was so sleepy when my alarm went off in the hotel (see comment about night shift). I knew there were a lot of places I still wanted to visit before I hit the road again. I got up. I made coffee. I fell asleep again. My alarm went off again. I got up. I made coffee. I took a shower and made friends with the housekeeper who was knocking on my door. I'm sure she was checking to make sure I was okay. Or maybe she just wanted to clean the room. Due to the language barrier, I couldn't be sure. Through hand gestures I finagled more coffee from her.
After finally feeling human, packing and re-loading the car, I was off again, very much later than I had planned. But since part of the plan was catching up on sleep, I guess I was still on track!
First stop was Ephemera Paducah. This is a little shop that sells mixed media art supplies as well as vintage goodies, and regularly hosts some very talented nationally known artists. I would love to attend some of the workshops there. .
I made my way down to the center of town which was along the riverfront. One of the places I had planned to visit was the National Quilt Museum. But that has to wait for another visit as there wouldn't be time. It has become a big claim to fame for this little town, and they have an annual Quilt Festival. It has spurred a growth of new hotels in the area. The one I stayed in was new, and my room had a full size kitchen and 2 queen size beds, for only $72 per night. That is unheard of. I'm sure it's more during Quilt Week, but I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.