I went on a field trip with three of my favorite girls. The daughter and the two granddaughters. When the four of us are together we always have a great time no matter what we are doing or where we are going.
We went to Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Who knew such a great place existed in our little part of the Midwest? It is a little nondescript building sitting right next to the railroad tracks. There was a good rumble every time a train went by. The pictures I took cannot begin to do them justice. Check out their website or, better yet, give them a visit.
We watched a demonstration by one of the resident glass artists, Ernie. I always wondered how the perfectly round spheres of colored glass were formed. He was making a multicolored “marble”. Not a marble to play with, but a marble to use as a paper weight or as a piece of art to display on a table, shelf, or maybe on your desk.
Beautiful eye candy. There were glass cases displaying his and the other artist’s work in the store. No two pieces were alike. By the way, they have tons of marbles to play with. They all have great names, like Mummy, Blueberry, Mars, and Snake. A wall of marble bins, each with a name. The girls got the plastic jar which they filled up with a plethora of colored marbles. I think it was about $6 for the jar and marbles. They had $20 worth of fun just picking out the marbles!
The rest of the store was filled to the rafters (literally) with toys. Toys and games and puzzles and erasers and cars and ant farms and spiro graphs and many of the toys a generation or two ago grew up with. There were gag gifts and funny things. The list is endless because I am sure I missed a few hundred things! I am going there to do Christmas shopping this year.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, enjoy the next few thousand words of amazement and fun.