Day 245: Climax, Then IMAX

Sitting in the comfortable stuffed chair of the Emerald Victorian library beside a steaming cup of coffee, Laetitia thought about what to do for the day’s tour. One of her thoughts was to bring her group to Climax—the one in Kansas that Bailey and Hurst missed when they wrote Rude World. What stimulated the thought was the brochure that had been sent to the Mind’s Eye Limerick Tours central office. Someone in the central office—wherever that was—had forwarded the brochure to Laetitia.

Though it is a town of just 60-odd people, Climax had a tourist bureau. True, it was an all-volunteer enterprise, run, at that moment, by a single local retiree named Clarence, but with modern technology, one person can accomplish a lot. The brochure consisted of a picture of Clarence, a paragraph about the town’s history, some pictures of the town’s more interesting buildings and features, directions for getting there, and a limerick. The content of the limerick suggested that the brochure was targeted at group tour planners who might otherwise bring their groups to cities like Kansas City or nearby Wichita for their IMAX theaters and other attractions and bypass tourist treasures like Climax. Laetitia decided that she didn’t need to lead a tour today. She already had a limerick to post even though it wasn’t hers.

When you lead your tours, here are facts
On a much bigger treat than IMAX
For when all’s said and done
They will have much more fun
If you first bring them all to Climax.