Monday, March 29, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: A River Museum

Hubs and I found this river museum the same day we found the McDonald's billboard I posted a couple of weeks back. Above is a mural on the outside of the museum depicting an old sternwheel steamer.
The pilothouse of a boat rests on the roof.
(I didn't see the plane flying overhead until after I downloaded the photos.)
Across the street sits a paddlewheel.
For more Ruby Tuesday join Mary here.

24 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the sign; You have a talent for finding color and beauty in the most unexpected places! .

Rose said...

Wonderful Rubies, Carletta!

Thom said...

Fantastic photos. I'd love to see that. I wish I had a picture of the MS Dixie on Lake Tahoe. It's a beauty.

DrillerAA09 said...

Absolutely perfect Ruby Tuesday captures. Have a great RT.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Carletta..... That's a neat way to remember the old riverboats.... I love the Paddlewheelers. Did you go inside?????

What a good post for Ruby Tuesday....

Hugs,
Betsy

judi said...

Wonderful, artsy and yet rurally pleasing.

mirage2g said...

your photos got rural charm that I really enjoy. Red makes everything so lively!

kitchenmaus

Susan L (lily40au) said...

great ruby choices ... i like the shade of red you've picked.

My ruby goodness

Mimi said...

Never heard it described as a river museum before, very interesting.
The shot with the plane flying overhead is great-must've been a lovely surprise when you downloaded it!

Peggy said...

Fun photos, a great ruby. Would love to visit . . .

nice A said...

Lots of rubies here. Love the paddlewheel most. Haven't seen one before. Thanks for sharing:)

Patti said...

Cool captures Carletta! I hope you like that alliteration. ;-)

I could see the paddlewheel photo in sepia, since it is so old-fashioned.

Happy Ruby Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by!

Candy said...

Oh makes me think of the time my family took a river boat cruise up the Mississippi for my folks 50th Wedding anniversary. So much fun to see that big red paddle wheel slapping through the water. Thanks for bringing that to mind today.
Happy Ruby Blessings ;-)

Marice said...

interesting finds :) perfect for RT!

u may view mine here

Gattina said...

I had never seen a paddlewheel, I don't even know for what it is used !
BTW the Thai restaurant has excellent food, the place is also very beautiful and in summer you can eat outside in the garden. And it is very cheap a lunch for 7 € ! and you have the choice between 6 plates !

Dianne said...

I love the paddlewheel!
all those cool angles
and the red really shows it off

Ralph said...

The paddlewheel steamers plied the great river system often - from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, the great river highways, Ohio an Mississippi, opened the south from the north - and memories and history are preserved so well in your post and the museum...

George said...

From riverboats to airplanes -- you've covered quite a history of transportation in this post. I like the paddlewheel.

dot said...

I love all that red! I'm glad you mentioned the McDonald's sign because I missed it before. I really like old signs.

Stephany said...

What a great museum! The first thing that came to mind when I saw the paddlewheel was Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The last time I saw a paddlewheel was at Disney World (and that was a great day!) Wonderful captures, Carletta.

Pat said...

Great sign! I love finding murals on buildings when we drive through towns on our travels!

maryt/theteach said...

Carletta, this is the best! So much wonderful RED from this museum. Did I ever tell you I want to go down the Mississippi in a river boat? I got the idea from Mary Morris's book "River Queen." She came to our book and author luncheon and she told us all about it. I think you'd love the book! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Such fascinating ruby finds! The River Museum sign is delightful and I especially love that huge paddlewheel!

happily retired gal said...

What marvelous RUBY views you found to photograph and share! Looks like a place I'd enjoy visiting.
Hugs and blessings,