Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What a wonderful week I had!

You know when you go on vacation that the time will fly by too quickly. This past week was a whirlwind of activity . . . traveling, seeing the sites, visiting with family, casinos, and lots of other stuff. I am soooooo glad to be home, but now comes the unpacking, catching up on laundry and getting back into the swing of things at home.

One really neat place we stopped on the way to my sister's house was a little town in Illinois, called Metropolis, just across the Kentucky/Illinois border on Interstate 24. We had pulled off the interstate at the rest area to take pictures of the kids in front of the "Welcome to Illinois" sign for their scrapbooks. When we started to leave the parking lot, we saw a sign that said "Giant Superman Statue" with an arrow pointing to the left. We decided to check it out. This is what we found.

Pretty neat, huh? But that's not all this little town has to offer. There were paintings on the side of the buildings.

This is a painting honoring the men and women who have served and are serving in the armed forces. A plaque beside it commemorates the story of one veteran of World War II, John Steele, from Metropolis.

Metropolis also offers a Superman museum, and other pictures of Clark Kent, and Lois Lane painted on the side of the buildings. We didn't have a whole lot of time to spend, but it is definitely a must see if you are in the area. I plan to spend some time there the next time I travel through the area.
I'll be back later on today to post a freebie for you, another quick page from Caribbean Sunset.

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