Friday, March 19, 2010

An Afternoon in Afton, Wyoming

Near Star Valley is the small town of Afton, Wyoming (population around 2,000).
Yesterday we were ready to get out of the cabin, so we decided to go to lunch and do a little shopping.

Afton is home to the world's largest Elk Horn arch, which spans 75 feet over 4 lanes of traffic in the middle of town.
The arch consists of 3,011 Elk antlers and weighs 15 tons.

Rae Ann knows the good places to eat. She suggested Rocky Mountain Seafood.

Rae Ann, Judi, me, Susanne

Who would have guessed that in a small town in the middle of Wyoming, we would find fresh seafood that is flown in daily.

With some of the best Halibut Fish and Chips I've ever had.

And of course, we had to check out the local quilt shop. It was small, but it had fabric, and we were happy.

Judi, Rae Ann and Susanne.

We came back and spent the evening at our machines.
Rae Ann fixed us family favorite: peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches. I had never heard of such a thing. I didn't want to be left out, so I tried one. Not bad!

I finished putting together my 9-Patch block exchange.

One of the fun parts about this quilt is that not one section has a repeat of fabric. A true scrap quilt.
I think I have "Quilters ADD". I've worked on 4 different quilts while I've been here, and this is the only finish. But, I'm having so much fun I figure it doesn't really matter.


Amy Dayton said...

Love the aqua and red color scheme- Maybe I'll use it for one of the boys' rooms. Hope you are having fun in WY!

Material Mary said...

I'm loving your swap quilt. The fish looked scrumptious and that was very interesting learning about the Wyoming area. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Walus said...

What a fun place to spend the afternoon. The fish and chips look yummy. The pictures give such a good feel for the place. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

for the peanut marshmallow sandwiches, do you just put them in the broiler to brown??? I made the oatmeal pancakes this morning. they were soooo good. jeanie in MO

Nedra said...

Hi Jeanie in MO,
Rae Ann just spread peanut butter on a piece of bread, then put marshmallows on top, and put them under the broiler. She said to put the rack down a bit and let them brown gradually.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow that arch is really something. Looks like you girls had a fun day out and about. Your DP9P looks wonderful!!
I love peanut butter and fluff sammies!!

Carol said...

How fun! You are having a blast. Your quilt is wonderful!!!!!!!

moving supplies said...

great post

Nanette Merrill said...

I think we all acquire quilters ADD. Overload will do that to you. Love that quilt. I haven't ever eaten there at the Seafood place in Afton. We'll have to try it this summer. Their quilt store is kind of a joke. But I go every year just for fun. I love Star Valley. I could so easily live there most year round. It is my favorite place to take my family. My sister's ranch is like a piece of heaven.

Cindy said...

What a perfect trip Nedra, a great mix of food, friends, quilting in a beautiful location. Are we supposed to finish projects???
Thanks for the movie recommendation, I have seen Wives and Daughters and really enjoyed it. I'll give Judi a call.