March 06, 2013
Other than the shoveling and scraping, I normally enjoy a good snowstorm. It's a chance to slow down a bit, read a good book (or two), and see all of my neighbors at the grocery store at the same time. But this last blizzard made me slightly stir crazy. So, I decided to plan a road trip. Nothing battles a case of winter blahs like thinking about the freedom of a vacation. The upshot was that it helped my mood, and it uncovered a whole world of odd roadside attractions I'd never known about, such as the world's largest time capsule in Seward, Nebraska; the biggest pit in the world in Copperton, Utah; and Leila's Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri.
My research also reminded me of a book I've seen on our shelves at the Grain Valley Branch--Weird Missouri by James Strait--and the fact that MCPL has amazing travel resources. If you're feeling as ready for the thaw as I am, I would definitely suggest a stroll through our travel section. It's a wonderful way to get your mind off the snow and plan an adventure to look forward to.
Grain Valley Branch