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Friday, May 22, 2009

Whew!! What a Trip!

We arrived home from our trip to NYC last night. I was a lot of fun! Our first big stop on the way there was at the Field Museum in Chicago. We were lucky enough to hit a free day. That is a wonderful museum. (I can't seem to make this thing stop underlining). We spent several hours there before continuing on our way.

This was taken in Hershey, PA where they make Hershey chocolate bars. The street names are all chocolate and we loved the street lights that look like candy kisses. From there we went to Intercourse PA which is in the middle of Amish country. They have a wonderful quilt museum there. The one pictured below is absolutely flat, believe it or not.

This one really struck me for it's bright colors and exquisite workmanship.

Of course, I bought some fabric there which I'll show later. We stayed there over night and the next day stopped in Lancaster for another quilt museum, this time traditional Amish quilts. I'll show more pictures later when I get them organized a bit better.
After Lancaster we went on to just outside NYC where we stayed the night so we could arrive early and hopefully, not have as much traffic.
I'll post about the rest of the trip later. Right now I have a huge mound of laundry waiting and some new fabric to photograph and fondle.


jovaliquilts said...

What a great trip! I love the Field Museum. It used to be you could park right in front, and we'd go when it opened at 9 am Sunday morning and have the place to ourselves for an hour or so until more people came in. That Amish ripple quilt is amazing! Can't wait to see the rest of your photos.

Darcie said...

Glad you're home, Joyce!

Love that bag you're sporting! Very cool.

And weren't we just talking about Bargellos? That one is very nice!

Can't wait to hear more! Welcome back. ;-)

Libby Fife said...

I love the idea of a chocolate themed city! Great pics so far and can't wait to see the rest.

Janet said...

Looking forward to seeing more of your glorious trip. Sounds like a lot of fun. Missed you on line.

Myra said...

Fun stuff there Joyce! Streets with chocolate names... kewl!

Great quilt photos! That "Flat" one is sure a trick to the eyes hey!?! Neat!

Looking forward to more on your trip! 8-)

em's scrapbag said...

Good to have you back. Thanks for the pictures. Amazing quilts! Would love to know how they made the flat quilt look wavy. Would be neat to show when I help teach geometry at the school.

LC said...

Thanks for the taste (pun intended) of what is to come about your trip! Love the quilt photos. More please?

carmel said...

glad you are back safe and sound, mum , and i can't wait to see more pics...

were the thorne rooms still at the museum in chicago? i remember them from when we went to visit vonnie. so amazing!

Duyvken said...

What a great trip! Thanks for sharing your photos.