Monday, July 31, 2017

The weather this week is supposed to be pretty incredible and our neighbors - constant playmates around here - are out of town all week so I decided it would be a good time to get out and do some fun stuff.  When I told the kids that this week we are going to explore Kansas City, they mostly reacted with varying degrees of skepticism.  Hopefully our wonderful town will exceed their expectations.  Today we hit up the streetcar route and explored several areas of the city.




The Liberty Memorial was lovely, minus the part about having to stop every two minutes for Rose to clean pebbles/grass/sticks/whatever out of her shoes.





We ate lunch at Kansas City Taco Company, which was fabulous.  We all loved what we got, but I'm pretty certain that my watermelon mojito and my bulgogi tacos were the best.






Emma wanted to go see these murals because apparently they are all the rage with almost-8th graders on instagram.


Allie and Rose both wanted to be first to get their picture taken with the angel wings, and they were not as amused as I was when I pointed out the irony of their fighting and shoving each other to be the first to look like an angel.




By the time we got back to Union Station, we were starting to get a little weary, but we couldn't resist a quick stop in the train room, which is always totally worth it.




On the way home, we stopped for ice cream in Westport, and as we were eating, I happened to notice Allie's foot.  She definitely took a shower this morning before we left the house.  How is it possible to get the TOP of one's foot this dirty in a matter of hours?


Filthy feet aside, I'd say our first day out on the town was a success!

4 comments:

Embaloo said...

Thanks for taking us for such a fun day! -Emma

Kathy said...

That sounds delightful! You are making good use of the last 16 days before school starts! I love your photographs.
Mom

David said...

Wow, that taco place looks great! Abbie and I may try it for a lunch date sometime.

Andy Rothermich said...

I think the views from Liberty Memorial are the best in the city! We took Allie to the top of the tower when we went there a few years ago.

-Andy