I had the day off from work. Not for anything special, but for President’s Day. Up until 10 years ago President’s Day was just another day. This is the first job I have had that gives me the day off. Which quite frankly, I could do without. Every year it is too cold to get out and do anything. Plus, President’s Day is one of those weird holidays that only government workers and bank employees have off. Unfortunately I don’t have friends who work at either so I am usually stuck alone trying to fill the day with something that will keep my attention. Most museums are closed on Mondays and lets face it, there isn’t a long list of things to go do and see in this town. I spend the day pacing around the house, looking for something to do. I have never been able to sit in a house all day. The only time I do that is when I am sick, which is even rare. Even on the coldest, snowiest and iciest of days I will get out to go to the store or visit family. So having a Monday in February off is more of a curse than a gift. But I made the most of the day, and yes… I got out of the house. Spent some time writing and a hot mocha and Fairmount Coffee. The drinks are good, the people are nice and even the droopy flowers still had some smell to them. All in all, it was a pretty good day off. But, I am ready to get back t work!
Just a couple mile past Minneapolis, Kansas you will find Rock City. It is a bit strange to see all those rock formations in the middle of a field. Even though they are just big rock formations, you find yourself spending quite a long time looking at them. Also I had to go and look and each individual one. They are all similar, but each one has its own distinct character. The price is 3 dollars, but half of them are located before the gift shop so you can park your car and enjoy them without having to pay. Also take a lunch and half a picnic! There are plenty of tables to sit and take in all the scenery!
It's been awhile, but I found myself back out on the Kansas highways exploring places that I haven't been to in the state. I always find myself in Lindsborg, but for the first time when I reached the town I decided to take state highway 4 west. The first town I came to was Marquette, Kansas. I noticed a sign that said "Marquette Kansas - Home of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum". Well I had to stop to see what this town was about. The first thing I noticed was a wonderful city park that had a stone fence and stone entrance. I parked my car to get out and walk around. Since it was the home of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum I noticed quit a few signs that said to watch out for motorcycles on the road. I didn't think much of it until after 10 minutes of walking around I realized that I had to watch out for at least a dozen motorcycles on the streets while I was trying to cross them. The museum is definitely a pilgrimage for Kansas motorcyclists.