Saturday, September 20, 2008

Playing Tourist with the Cousins!

I've been playing tour guide and tourist with the K-State cousins this week. P and A live in the KC, Kansas area and are loyal football fans of their alma mater. D and I attended K-State also and although we don't follow college sports as much, we really enjoyed watching the K-State Wildcats play University of Louisville. Even though the game was scheduled for a Wednesday evening to avoid conflicts with the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, our corner of the stadium was soon filled with purple clad K-State fans. Unfortunately K-State lost. But we had a great time and would probably have never had a reason to go to Papa John's Stadium for a game if it hadn't been for the K-State cousins! Thanks P and A! (Notice D's shirt? The Vista Drive-In was our favorite restaurant back in our college days! We still try to stop there when driving through Manhattan, Ks.)After a quick stop at the Louisville Slugger Factory tour, A and I left P to explore more of the the displays there while she and I went across the street to the Kentucky Arts and Crafts Gallery. We were fascinated by the collection of antique quilts belonging to Shelly Zegart. These are just a few but you can go to her website to see more. We also found a display of contemporary tapestries quite interesting.
Huber Farms and Winery is getting ready for the big fall season. They weren't quite ready, but we did find some nice pumpkins and gourds. These were the funniest looking ones here! Of course, no trip to Louisville is complete without a tour of Churchill Downs. They were getting ready here for a soiree in honor of the Ryder Cup. Luckily we got out of there before we had to pay $500 a person to party with the celebs!!
There were many places still dealing with the effects of Ike's wind storm. We found several intersections where the police or national guard were still directing traffic. And here in southern Indiana there are still lots of trees and limbs down. I guess we were lucky because we didn't even lose any shingles as many did. B had to deal with a loss of power at the restaurant where she's kitchen manager. They finally re-opened Thursday morning after losing thousands of dollars worth of food and business. But she and her staff worked their tails off to get every thing back in tip top shape!

This is all for tonight! Stay tuned for Grandbaby #1 photos! We're loading up the new little trailer and headed west to see little J (and J & J too of course!) for a couple of days. I can't wait to squeeze those fat little cheeks and see how much he's changed. He was all of six weeks old yesterday!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You do get around! The fall displays are popping up everywhere these days... (even you new header! love it!!) be safe on your travels, looking forward to seeing more little J photos. Thanks for sharing the antique quilts display and website link, they're wonderful quilts.

Happy Camper Quilts said...

I'll have to update my blog soon. I'm glad you and your hubby are enjoying the end of cycle season. The fall photos made me miss home (IL), not to mention the peaches, and blackberries. Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I think I'll have to try and make one of those scarecrows.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Loved the photos but especially the ghords. Those were sooo cool.