Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Break Outing

The Kansas Underground Salt Museum was a fun and enlightening family field trip this week. Taking a break from feasting and lazing around the house, we took a trip to one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas.

Hey, don't laugh. We have them! Among the finalists that Kansans voted on are the largest ball of twine, largest hand dug well, and Big Brutus. And they're all on our list to see in 2012.

Back to the salt mine - it's a real, working site that probably provides salt gravel for your roads in the winter. In addition to an underground museum, the mine hosts Underground Vaults and Storage, a place where government records, movie films, and anything else imaginable is stored.

There are so many organizations that want to use this mine, it's crazy...do you know? Because a mine is a terrible thing to waste. :)
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