Thursday, July 3, 2008

A rainy day to visit Fulton Missouri

This is what we woke up to this morning. That's correct 4 inches of rain over night.

So I worked on quilting quilt #2 before I took off for Fulton. I had to take a motor there to be repaired for BT. It was about a 30 mile drive, on a nice cloudy day. On my way I called an old friend to wish her a 2-day early 61st Birthday. (Happy birthday Betty).

After I dropped off the motor, I drove through town and came upon the
Winston Churchill Memorial . The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury twice destroyed by fire, located at the corner of Westminster Avenue and 7th Street, is part of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States. Dating from the 12th century, it was redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677 after the Great Fire of London. Left in ruins by World War II, the architectural masterpiece was saved from demolition by the bold idea to move it to the Westminster campus where it was reconstructed and restored.
I stopped just past a no parking sign and snapped this picture of the Berlin Wall.
One year after the November 9, 1989, fall of the Berlin Wall, President Ronald Reagan dedicated Breakthrough, an 11-foot-high by 32-foot-long structure sculpted from 8 sections of the Berlin Wall by artist Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, as the centerpiece of the Cold War Memorial on the Westminster campus.

I made my way to the Wal-Mart and found they still had a fabric department. After adding a few groceries to my cart and dealing with a check-out clerk who didn't know what he was doing, I was finished.

Arriving home I decided to drive around the lake behind the house. However, the bridge was under water, so I could only go one-way. You can also see the dock has broken loose and is floating freely in the lake.

It was dinner in the early evening, our walk to the lake and back to quilting, I have almost finished machine quilt quilt #3.

10:14 66 degrees.

1 comment:

Tipper said...

Wow that is alot of rain. I wish you could send us some-we so need it!

Glad Wally World didn't get rid of the fabric.