I mean, we HAD to.
|The directions to the monument were "Behind the beauty salon."|
When were we ever going to be anywhere near this place again?!
It is a cute little town with a quirky and fun museum dedicated to Captain Kirk, who will be born here in just over two hundred years.
I told Dad that he needed to give a report (remember how everyone had to give reports?), but that his topic must remain on the down-low until we arrived. He was giddy when I told him that Riverside wasn't terribly out of the way and that I thought we ought to go.
The kids were delighted and we all enjoyed the sleepy little town.
|On the bridge. This is a serious job.|
The town totally embraces this fame, celebrating Captain Kirk Days like another town might celebrate Pioneer Days or the Tulip Festival. I love it so much!
|Seeking out strange new worlds.|
"Did you use the restroom, yet?" asked the sweet old lady at the desk.
When I responded negatively, she got a twinkle in her eye and said, "Make sure you do before you go!"
|The view from the toilet. I'm totally serious.|
They had a nice park across the street from the museum, so we played and got in a good leg stretching before piling back into the car to continue our long drive back to Chicago.
What a fun rest stop!
Thank you, Riverside!