A week ago, we were camped at Fort Massac State Park, along the southern border of Illinois, on the Ohio River. Fort Massac is just a short distance away from Paducah Kentucky, on the other side of the river.
If you have anything to do with quilting — or any interest at all in quilts — The American Quilt Museum is a wonderful place to stop. This was my second visit…, and Karen’s third!
After spending an hour or so in the museum, we went out to eat and then stopped at Hancock’s of Paducah, a giant fabric store. We escaped without too many purchases.
Before heading back to the campground, we spent a little bit of time exploring the historic downtown area of Paducah. It’s a nice area that seems to be thriving, certainly more than a lot of old downtown areas these days. It has many of the same sort of stores that a lot of the historic downtown areas have, though, thankfully, there was not an excess of t-shirt and stupid-souvenir shops.
While we didn’t walk into many shops, we did find one that had an interesting interior courtyard, with some nice metal sculpture — for sale, of course.
The name of the shop is Bebe’s Artisan Market and it had a number of interesting pieces for sale.
Bebe’s is located on a very picturesque side street just a couple of blocks off of the river.