Saturday, July 12, 2008
A Visit To Mianus
I’m always open to new experiences, so when I saw that our trip was going to take us near Mianus, I knew I wanted to see it. While I have been near it a lot of times, I have never been to Mianus. I warned my wife that we would be making a surprise stop on our trip which made her very nervous. I do have a tendency to get lost and end up in dark dangerous places.
I tried to use my Tom-Tom to find Mianus, but it didn’t have the location in its database. Luckily, a Mapquest search gave me exact directions to Mianus. We nearly went right past it but we got off the highway and backtracked our way to Mianus. We took a few turns and were soon deep into Mianus. When my wife finally realized where we were, she caught on that this was something for my blog, but she played along because Mianus was really pretty nice.
I didn’t know what to expect, but Mianus was both smaller and prettier than I expected. It was clean and bright and well manicured. We went up one side and enjoyed the view before I stopped to take some pictures of Mianus. The air was cool with slight breeze and a faint flowery smell.
What did surprise me was the lack of pride in Mianus. It’s hard to tell you’re even in Mianus. There was no Mianus Cleaners or Mianus Lube. Not even any Mianus Liquors. We found only one sign indicating we were in Mianus at all. I had to wait for a truck to pull out before I could take a picture. I bet those schoolkids make a lot of cracks about Mianus.
After soaking in the atmosphere of Mianus, we decided to press on and hit the road. While Mianus was very pleasant and a nice place to visit, I’m not sure I would want to live there. I like my current job and would have to find another one near Mianus. But who knows? Some day I may be back in the area and want to take a closer look at Mianus.
BlatantCommentWhoring™: Would you like to see more of Mianus?