Thursday, August 15, 2013


On Wednesday we played tourists in Coopersville. We started out at the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center where the 12th Annual Exhibit of Quilts and Their Stories is being held. Over 140 quilts are on display and the exhibit runs through September 28th. Each quilt comes with its own story. The quilts are awesome.

Quilts and trains - the theme for our day.

This picture is a bit blurry but I have to share it because of the picture after it.

The quilting was done by outlining the animals and detail in gold - by hand. This is the back. Absolutely gorgeous.

Jack hanging out with the tractors.

A woman did this one for her scientist daughter. When they talk science her daughter explains with six sided molecular drawings. Mom admits she really doesn't understand it all. But she sure did a pretty cool quilt representation.

I loved paper dolls when I was a kid.

I'd love to have one of these - well maybe a small table-top model.

Car stuff.

For some reason, Jack thought Adam would be interested in barbed wire.

Then it was off for a ride on the Coopersville and Marne Railway. It is about 1 1/2 hour excursion with antique passenger cars and a 1950's era diesel locomotive.

The return trip is on the same line. So, when you get to Marne they uncouple the locomotive bring it around and recouple. The back of the train becomes the front.

It was a very nice relaxing outing. We stopped for a bite to eat before going home where we spotted this.

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