Making A Long Drive Even Longer

Driving back from a weekend wedding in Alabama today, after having spent the night last night in Paducah, Kentucky, so this writer won’t be chiming in today until a bit later, once back in the safe confines of the Chicago city limits. So in the interim, here’s a couple of interesting things we’ve stopped at along the road:

The very bizarre, interesting Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama.

Metropolis, Illinois home of Superman.

Paducah, Kentucky, home of both the Museum of the American Quilter’s Sociaty and the Paducah Wall, a gigantic, several block-wide mural chronicling the history of Western Kentucky.

See? This is why it’s fun to drive 700 miles. All you see on planes are drunk people and screaming children