Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Missouri Trip: Mid-Week Review

Monday: We began our trip on Monday to Kim's house in Blue Springs, MO. Kari, Jonathan, Beth, and I were "On the road again." We spent most of the day on the road, leaving San Marcos at 6:45am. We arrived in Dallas about 10am and spent an hour at NorthPark Mall. After our break, we hit 75 North towards Okalhoma. Our first major town in Okalhoma was Muskogee. If you ask JMob, it is pronounced Mus-kah-gee. It was a wonderful laugh. We crossed the Missouri state line about 5pm. We got off I-44 and went north on 71 to Kansas City. We went through Carthage, MO, where the Battle of Carthage took place. Before we got into Kansas City, we exited to Blue Springs, which is east of KC. We arrived at Kim's house in Blue Spings about 8pm. Kari stuck her head out the window and yelled, "Roommate!" Kim was standing on the porch and replied, "Awe, roommate!" Later that evening, we had a "Texas" dinner, nachos were served. Before the meal was prepared, Kim decided to drop the bowl of beef on the floor. Dinner was delayed for a few hours, but bedtime was soon to come.

Tuesday: JMob and I were allowed to sleep till 11:30am. Apparently, the girls decided to get up early that morning and hang out and we needed to join them. We got moving and headed to a classic Blue Springs restaurant The Big Biscuit.Kim showed us around Blue Springs and we ended up in Kansas City. Just east of KC, we stopped at Arrowhead Stadium and Kaufman Stadium, where the Chiefs and Royals play. The two stadiums are side by side. We were allowed to go into the Royals Stadium, but we took it upon ourselves the see the Chief's field. Kari walked into the Arrowhead Club and her and Beth began looking around. There was no one in sight, so they continued to "look around." We all followed and eventually got to the field. We saw the Kansas City Star, Hallmark Headquarters, Union Station and many other buildings. Later that eveing, we went to dinner at 54th Street. We went skating at Crown Center in downtown Kansas City. No one offically wiped out, but JMob did hit the ice. Kari and I skated hand in hand several times on the ice. It was a delightful evening, that ended with a stop at Starbucks.

Wednesday: We began a late start, but the looks to hold a wonderful time in Kansas City. We are planning to go to a restaurant where the food is delivered by a train and a popular area of KC called The Plaza. Tune in next time...for the conclusion of the Missouri Trip.

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