Sliders & Slides

I peered out the frosty window as the sun rose over the Mississippi River. We have found ourselves along this body of water so many times over the past year-and-a-half of our travels.

Marlee placed her paws on the sill and looked out at the city below her as well.

We packed up our belongings and set out for a morning of exploring before we hit the road to Topeka, Kansas.

First stop: Red Oak Biscuit and Brunch House.

As a girl who has lived in the south for the better part of a decade now, I have come to love the buttery, flakey, belly-warming goodness of a biscuit.

One sad truth of living at high altitude – the baked goods. They tend to be a bit denser. Though to be fair, I have yet to try Denver Biscuit Co., which comes with raving reviews.

So when we saw Biscuit Sliders pop up on Yelp, it was a no-brainer.

And oh man..these biscuits were amazing. I am so glad they came in slider size so I could eat more than one.

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I ordered a trio: A salmon biscuit with goat cheese and a pickled cucumber; egg with fresh cheese and apples; and a double yolk open faced biscuit – extra runny and delicious.

I sat for a while drinking a fruity blend of coffee that perfectly complemented the spread I had devoured and enjoyed the warmth of this delightful brunch house.

As the clock turned to 9 a.m. we bundled back up and made our way to our second stop: the City Museum, a giant four-story learning playground comprised mainly of architectural and industrial objects.

Placards are sprinkled throughout the museum to teach of different types of plasters and examples of architectural features.

20171229_100641.jpgThe educational areas are intermingled with art galleries, general silliness and multi-story slides. The perfect way to work off a biscuit coma.

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We skipped our way through mirrored tunnels, spun giant hamster wheels, crawled on our hands and knees on glass tiled ceilings peering at the unseeing people wandering below.

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We spun on giant tops and shimmied through metal spirals to ascend the museum’s intertwined and magical floors.

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And, of course, slid down every slide we could find.

Hours later, we paused beneath a mosaic tree to catch our breath, checked the clock and set out for Topeka.

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