Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Getaway

Last weekend I felt the need to get out of town. Heading for nowhere specific the spousal unit and I found ourselves in the town of Metropolis, Illinois located on the Illinois/Kentucky border. Yep, you guessed it, the home of the number one superhero of all time. And here he is posing with my personal superhero outside the local courthouse.
As we all know, Superman is ALWAYS ready to take off at a moment's notice to fight crime. On this day I believe he may have been called to remove arch-villain Milorad "Rod" R. Blagojevich from the State of Illinois Governor's office.

The town itself was both quiet and quaint with little shops lining the main street. Check out this custom computer!

And special vehicles for smaller superheroes:

The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce displays the commemorative Illinois license plates issued each year in honor of Superman.

After seeing the sights of Metropolis it was a short ride across the mighty Ohio River to the town of Paducah, Kentucky. All I knew about Paducah on our arrival was that it is the venue of one of the country's largest annual quilt shows.

Little did I realize that not only was it a port of importance to commerce, but also that the town had been occupied by General Grant during the civil war . . .

. . . and was even involved in the Revolutionary War!

You can learn something new every day. Sometimes more than one thing.


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