Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Good Morning!
  I have been back to Asheville and to Kansas the past couple of weeks.
  Asheville is always nice to visit. After work one night I went to explore the Grove Park Inn.
I am so glad that I did. I walked around and admired the view...
Since it was so lovely I dicided to stay on the property for dinner.
What a beautiful evening.
Last week it was back to Kansas. After my flight got in I stopped to have lunch at the City Market in Kansas City and was thrilled that this museum was part of the complex.
The Arabia was a steamboat that went down in the Missouri River in 1856. It was fully loaded with supplies for 6 stores up the river. Nothing was salvaged after it snagged because it sunk into the sand and mud and a day later only the smokestacks were visible. 
It was found in a cornfield in 1987.
Look at all that was on board.
I love those glass canisters.
Readymade clothes , bolts of fabric, wool, hats...
Every sort of household hardware.
Button, pins and needles.
And so much more. It is the largest collection of pre civil war items. 
If you have the chance to visit, do it!
When in Kansas you have to have BBQ. This is from Bobby D's in Emporia, KS. Yum.
I had to take a picture of this guy.
This is my current travel project. Some more Bent Creek Stitching.

So we are caught up!
I hope that you are having a great week!

I will draw names Sunday for the charts in the last post.

Have some fun this week!



Robin said...

I always enjoy your journaling of your traveling adventures, Chris! Thank you for taking us on the adventure with you!

Robin in Virginia

The Inspired Stitcher said...

OMG! I've been to the Steamboat Arabia museum too! We absolutely loved it. It still amazes me how much stuff they found. Did they still have the bowl of calico buttons on display? That took my breath away when I saw all of them. BBQ is always a good idea in my book. Have a good rest of the week

Julie said...

WOW ... what a museum. I love to see where you have been Chris. Thanks.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What an amazing find in a field! Really interesting.

Vickie said...

That is really, really cool! How amazing those things survived!

marly said...

What a magnificent Inn. And view. I'd never heard of the Arabia - found in a cornfield all those years later amazed me. Wonder how long it took to clean everything!

Marilyn said...

What an interesting story about the Steamboat.
And what goodies they found on it!
Thanks for sharing the pics of your adventure.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What beautiful photos from the goodness all the bounty and almost perfect condition too! Amazing!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos...I have so enjoyed them and your commentary!

Melody said...

I love reading about what you discover on your travels. I think the Inn in Ashville looks like a beautiful place to visit. What a view! Also, the story about the steamboat that sunk is so interesting! They sure cleaned up a lot of stuff they salvaged from it for their display. Very cool.

Von said...

I'm fascinated with the items salvaged from the steamboat Arabia! If I'm ever in the area I'll definitely be stopping in for a visit. Thanks so much for sharing! :D

Cindy's Stitching said...

Asheville is beautiful. The bbq meal looks, so good

Margaret said...

OMG, all the stuff from the boat is amazing! So cool to see everything from that time. Makes it all the more real! Funny -- I used to live in Kansas and go to KC, but I never think of BBQ. lol! Thanks for sharing your travels. I always enjoy seeing where you've been. Nice stitch too!

Krista said...

Enjoyed reading about your latest adventure. Looks like a great place to visit!

Brigitte said...

That museum would be right after my taste. I love to see how people in old times used to live. Whenever I happen to be in that region I have to visit it.

Beth said...

The treasure trove from the steamboat it amazing - a true time machine!

Meari said...

That museum is awesome. Thanks for sharing pics.

Frances N said...

The museum looks very interesting--I've never heard of that steamboat.
I have stayed at the Grove Park Inn!!! It is a fabulous place!!! I want to go back again this summer! The scenery is so beautiful!

Anna van Schurman said...

Ashville is on our list of places to go, and I think we really missed out when we went to KC a few years ago. What an interesting discovery!

Annette-California said...

WOW you sure get to visit lots of great places and eat at some great restaurants. Darling new start on your wip. love Annette