It is almost 8:30 here in the Western Wilds, and today the womenfolk are leading the tribe even further west...almost to the banks of the great Mississippi in search of that most elusive of creatures - fabric squares for quilting.
Our first stop is Eddyville for breakfast and then on to Paducah and then later today we have a reservation for dinner at Patty's, which I'm told is down around Land Between the Lakes.
I'd gotten my hopes up that in Eddyville, we might potentially be near a courthouse so I could look for my Memaw Sallie's second marriage, but we'll be eating at that denizen of countryness the Cracker Barrel and therefore will be on the outskirts of town.
So with a newly created Playlist, the Best American Essays of 2012 (Mark Doty, be my guide), and my digital camera, we' re off.
I have serious reservations that the above skyline will even come into view; it seems most likely we won't be getting past the outer edges of the city.
I've be told however (hopefully) there will be a bookstore.