Impromtu Adventure to KC

We had a spur of the moment summer get-away in Kansas City. We started off the weekend with an NFP discourse dinner party that I blogged about here.  We were soooo blessed that Mech asked to keep Avila because traveling with one year olds is hazardous to your mental sanity.

All of the sudden we were like free birds traveling with the oldest two! We could go anywhere and not worry about schedules and stroller access. WHOO HOO!!

The weekend fun was made possible by these two:

Thanks to Tim's ultimate dining and site seeing skills, he planned the perfect itinerary for our weekend.

First stop: Kansas City Farmer's Market Downtown

Loaded with fresh fruits, vegetabes and best of all samples!!
Christiana's preferred method of travel was on top of Dad's shoulders

Sampling the fresh peaches

Spices galour...I purchased some pear pomagranite tea and mexican vegie dip mix.

Stop 2: World War I Museum 

Tim informed us this after the war, they placed it in Kansas, the middle of the U.S., so as to be more accessable to everyone. Who knew, not me, the WWII museum is in D.C. 

At the top of the tower

Stop 3: Lunch at Union Station

Nicholas and Christiana saw some real trains up close and were fascinated. We ate lunch at Harveys inside the station.

95 ft. ceilings and 3,500lb. chandelier

Stop 4: Naps We crashed and burned for an hour before heading back out!

Stop 5: KC Royals Game vs. Minnesota Twins...there is nothing like summer baseball!!!

Dutifully waiting in line.

Examining his ticket.

Not a bad seat in tho house...and players wore their old time uniforms. Royals beat Twins 7-3.

He held on tight to that ticket and glove the entire game.

By far the highlight of the weekend was watching Nicholas watch a real baseball game. He is wearing Andrew's childhood baseball KC hat and a KC royals t-shirt we found at a garage sale. He was amused when Billy Butler, 16, went up to bat!

The stadium had a mini baseball field where the kids could put on helmets, go up to bat and run the bases. He was in heaven.

Even Christiana got to go!

Stop 6: We walked to Sunday Mass just across the street.

Stop 7: Sunday Brunch at Classic Cup Cafe on the plaza.

Andrew ordered very average size pancakes ;) and I ordered an omelet with a giant piece of Italian sausage. We had fun...drinking coffee at a unique cafe has to be one of my favorite things to do!!

Stop 8: Last but not least, we got to visit Granlene and Mary and were entertained by their wit and wisdom to say the least!!

We packed so much in in one weekend and loved our visit with Tim and Hilary. So thankful they gave up their weekend to be with us after having literally just moved in. Lots of fun conversations and quality time. We can't wait to go back!


The Trailovs said...

Loved this post and seeing you all have so much fun with the two older ones...isn't it such a different feel without the baby...shall I say EASY!? Also, loved seeing my old stomping ground...did you go to Visitation just up the street from Classic Cup? I got engaged in the third pew!

Andrew and Maria said...

Oh right! I didn't realize you got engaged in KC!! We actually went to Mass closer to their house. It was a great city to visit. :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful weekend Maria. Can't wait to visit myself. I know Mech enjoyed having Avila too. That Mech, she just makes life better doesn't she :)