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A Covered Bridge, a Shotgun Wedding, Patton Wisdom, and Some Art

 On our recent vaction, hubby and I got back to our historical marker seeking.  This time we visited the Clarkson Covered Bridge. It is super long and very cool.  We also found a website HERE that has a mapped out tour of Alabama where you can visit 7 in one day - a fun trip for a Fall weekend. 

This is the only picture I took of the bridge.

The day before, we visited the Patton Musuem at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and viewed Ft. Knox from as close as they will let you get. They say there is still a ton of gold in Ft. Knox - trillions of dollars worth.  We liked the Patton Museum.  I don't agree with most of Patton's management style, but do respect that he accomplished much.  I was impressed with some of his leadership statements like this one which I totally agree with:
They have some fabulous items at the museum - hubby could have looked for hours and hours if I had let him. They have planes, tanks, and other vehicles there too so you can see exactly what the war equipment looked like (they have some current day items as well).  Once ,I even caught hubby at one of the exhibits explaining the difference in the guns to!  He could so be a tour guide there.  

I need a ticket to T-day so I can hang out with the T-day gang over at Elizabeth's Blog so I have a beer I bought strictly for the name and that old truck on it.  Happy T-Day friends! Surprizingly, it was a great ale. 
I also have some art for Wendy's July **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* challenge of doors and/or arches.  My window is a stamp from Rubbernecker, I watercolored and doodled the background, the girl is one of Tim's, and I typed up the words.  I also watercolored the image. It was all done fast as the Grandsons were also painting and my counter was getting kind of dangerous and required some special attention due to all the cups of water and different paints we had out.  Only a bit of paint made it on their clothes so we quickly threw them in the washer - lol. 
Hope you are having a lovely week so far!



  1. Good evening, I was raised in Indiana and they have quite a few covered bridges in southern area of the state-My Mom always enjoyed touring that area in the fall. they are really cool to see and drive or walk through.
    Loving your art journal page Happy T

  2. Cool bridge - and beer! Love that can!
    And your art - very, very much! Oh, I need to try to watercolor.
    Have a yummy, happy T-Day, hugz

  3. So happy to visit! And thanks for yours! Aloha

  4. Interesting journaling from the past days; gold took very many people to try their luck there on the gold fields.
    Your arch page is beautiful and clever.
    Happy July to you and yours xx

  5. This looks like a fun day out Nancy. That bridge looks great. We have covered bridges here also, and it is fun to find and explore them. And I think my husband would like the Patten museum too. Was he from Alabama? And I love your arch page too.The lady looks very happy sitting on the bench enjoying the day. It's a great page for Wendy's challenge. Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Have a great T day and week ahead. Hugs-Erika

  6. I would buy that beer for the name too!

  7. Sounds like a fun trip. The covered bridge makes me think of the one we visited in NH on my husband's genealogy trip. Happy T Day

  8. Wow! 7 covered bridges in a day? That sounds like a fun day, but it would take me 4 hours to get to the first stop lol It's still an easy driving distance, though, so maybe... :)

    Happy T Tuesday

  9. Painting with Grandkids.. is there anything better?? I think i would like that trip of 7 bridges.. I haven't taken a trip in so long.. first covid now gas prices.. i'm ready for one.. Great picture of the bridge and i'm sure my hubby would be right there with your hubby at the museum.. :) Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  10. What a beautiful covered bridge. (We don't have them here as far as I know). Did you see all seven? Or just the one?
    The Patton museum sounds interesting. I am often pleasantly surprised by a museum that doesn't sound that interesting but then it is, once you go and see the exhibits.
    Brown ale on vanilla beans. That sounds mighty nice. (and it was, you say)
    Your art is lovely, especially considering it was done in a hurry. But it's so nice to do messy things with the grandkids!
    The quote is something I feel at the mo. I feel a bit overwhelmed by my husbands illness and all the different medical appointments. I'm getting stressed, and nervous and he missed an important scan (my fault) so I feel I'm losing it! Not nice. I will pick myself up (I have to) and be a bit more organized in future.
    Happy T-Day,

  11. What a beautiful covered bridge! I love covered bridges and this one looks like a real treasure. Your art is beautiful as well, I really like how you did the background, but everything just goes so well together. Glad you enjoyed the beer - it does have a great name! Happy T day!

  12. It's always fun to go exploring and especially with an old bridge like that one! Hubby and I like to do this as well! Your AJ page is beautifully done with your watercolor background and I love that image with your quote to go with it! Thanks for sharing your journey! HUGS

  13. Your entry title sparked an interest in me and I was expecting a picture of a shotgun wedding instead of a beer can. Lol. Great pictures of your trip and beautiful journal page.

  14. Sorry, I have been MIA due to my internet being offline.

    I LOVE that beer can. That truck would pull me in. Thanks for sharing your Shotgun Wedding Beer with us for T this Tuesday.

    I am afraid of those old bridges, so I doubt you would get me to even walk out on one, much less drive on it. You are certainly brave. The Patton Museum sounds fabulous. Much like the Eisenhower Museum, I suspect.

    Your journal page is fabulous. I am in awe of how you treated the arch. It is a great entry, beautifully colored, and has a quote that is so true. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey using Wendy's theme, dear Nancy.

  15. Lovely bridge, it looks like one from the the film The bridges of Madison County Thank you for sharing your lovely page with us on Art Journal Journey for my door and arches theme.

  16. We still have quite a few covered bridges here in PA.
    Beautiful journal page.
    Happy Tea Day,

  17. You visit such wonderful, interesting places, Nancy! Love the covered bridge. And what a brave grandma you are to let the grandsons paint! Happy T Day!

  18. A super post Nancy, the covered bridge looks fabulous and what a brilliant name for a can of beer. I love your art, you have created a lovely background for your beautiful image - it must be so nice to create with your Grandsons, even if it does get a little messy!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  19. Sounds like a fascinating trip Nancy!
    I love your page, it's beautiful!

  20. I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous work of art, Nancy! The arched window is perfect for this month's challenge! So happy that there were no bad accidents with paint, too! And your photos of the covered bridge and sign are wonderful, too! Thank you!

  21. If ever I did get to the USA I would certainly want to see an old covered bridge! I love that can - made me smile! I adore your journal page- the wall effect looks great, bet it was fun with your grandsons around. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

  22. I love those old covered bridges, very "Bridges of Madison County", and I love the name of the beer haha. Lovely journal page, love the bg colour too. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

  23. Wow, I love that old bridge. I have always wanted to walk or drive through any of them. But there ae none where I live, in Sweden, so I never will. Thanks for sharing the brige. Also love your journal page. I don´t have this kind of stamps so I will not be able to do such an artpage.


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