Saturday, June 13, 2009
Downtown Paducah - Saturday 6/13/2009
Masses of cone flowers planted in the downtown parking lot. Nice touch!
Lunch at Kirchoff's bakery and sandwich shop was terrific. We bought three sandwiches (portobello mushroom, chicken salad and grilled brie) and an gyros salad and split them. Not a bad bite in the bunch, but the chicken salad is probably the most addictive. Mmm.
B-Light eyes the grilled brie.
Just nice to see that people are enjoying their outdoor space, even in an alley.
The shorter building is a former slave market. It currently houses a museum, but we were on CBT (Central Baby time) so we didn't go inside. :)
KFlight demonstrates the proper way to interact with the murals on the flood wall that defends downtown Paducah from the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.
I make the common mistake of posing with the flood markers. The two at the bottom are from 1887 (54.2 feet) and 1913 (54.3 feet). Waaay up at the top is the 1937 marker (60.8 feet) which denotes the flood that prompted the flood wall to be built.
Mom and I talked to an old-timer sitting at a picnic table nearby, who told us that they had German prisonsers of war building the wall during World War II. He was pretty interesting until he got bitter about the changes in the world and started advocating prayer and a hickory stick in every classroom.
I excused us saying, "We have to catch up with that baby down there."
"That baby doesn't have a chance of--" he started, but then I tuned him out. Sigh.
Hey, this chair in the window at Etcetera Coffeehouse is very similar to mine at home...same fabric! Yummy beverages here!
A couple of enterprising young girls came by and posted this sign in the window while we were there. A guy sitting at an outside table said, as I was taking this photo, "It makes me want to get a dog just so I can hire them!"
B-light got a little tired riding around in the car.
And he's out!
No, I mean, really out!