The world did not end this weekend, which is good for one reason alone…you now have more time to visit museums. If we had all died, do you know how weird it would have been to see all the empty roads and abandoned cars? Well, actually no one would be here to see it, but still.
Speaking of roads, there’s an actual museum in Sacramento, California dedicated to asphalt. Yep, you read that one right. A museum on asphalt. You can sit back and think about that one for a few minutes.
The self-proclaimed “World Famous” Asphalt Museum was founded in 1991 by two Colorado State University students. The collection consists of asphalt “samples” from Route 66, Highway 1 and the ancient Roman road Appian Way as well as not-so-famous roads. There’s even an entire “wing” dedicated to an Australian Highway. And in case you were wondering what goes into the making of asphalt, they will provide you with a homemade recipe. Yay!