Some days you need your quilt fix. Yesterday was that day for me. So I set my cruise control, and angled the radio to the left of the dial, because you know that's where all the good public radio stations are and off I went down South 65 the 3 hour drive to the lovely Gaylord Opryland Hotel. I was alone in the car, but had lots of company along the rode...I felt very safe.
It is really an easy drive unless you run across some of this. Yep, highway construction, down to a single lane, but this did not deter me. Nope I was on a mission to see the AQS quilt show in Nashville for the last time held at this venue. Next year it will be in Knoxville, Tennnessee, which I think is a little farther than Nashville from Louisville. Ah well, I'm sure it all came down to money, but, I really do like the Nashville venue. There are so many beautiful flowers and rivers and fountains all in a covered dome. The orchids are beautiful and the restaurants are plenty. Of course, be prepared to pay for all this beauty, parking is $16.00!! Luckily AQS had parking available for $5.00, about a half mile walk away, but, I'll walk for fabric. I walked for 3 hours straight and drove to Cracker Barrel for my comfort food-a veggie plate woohoo! So many lovely things to see along the highway, I think this farmer had a change of mind, I've never seen a criss cross crop like this. Then at the end of the day I was treated with a beautiful sunset. Yes, even though we are given our trials, it is all in how we handle them, come what may.