Monday, August 01, 2016

Caught a cool one

Friday morning the forecast for the Topeka/Kansas City area was almost perfect.  So, when Cheryl called asking if we were up for an impromptu day, we said absolutely.

Dwight and Cheryl were our first neighbors.  They lived across the street from us in a trailer court in Emporia.  We met them only a few weeks after we both were married.  We had some good times those early days—camping, fishing and anything that didn’t cost money.

We both moved to Topeka, had kids and  grandkids all about the same time.  They now live in Kansas City but we still see each other a couple times a year.  They are and will always be a part of our lives. 

We started out the day by having iced tea and catching up at their home.  Then it was off to Joe’s Kansas City BBQ.  We have never eaten at the No. 1 BBQ place in the US* so we stood in line at the filling station.  From there we went to the World War I museum.  What a treasure for Kansas City.  I feel I need to go back in order to fully cover it all.  Then we rode the new trolley that goes from Union Station to City Market where we stopped off for a beer.  Then back to the start on the trolley.  Finally, we went by the new Church of the Resurrection building and stopped by the Scheels store to check out the indoor Farris Wheel. 

Who knew there were so many new things to do in Kansas City.  And, we didn’t even make it to Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  Next time…





*Well, at least it is in the top five.


Pablo said...

I don't get what everyone sees in Joe's Kansas City. The sauce is okay but not special. The places are noisy and crowded. You eat out of a basket at a picnic table. The roll of paper towels is your napkin. Meh.

Linda said...

Well, Pablo, you are right about noisy and crowded. However, I had burnt ends and, to my taste, they were very good. On the other hand, I judge BBQ places on their baked beans and Jack Stack wins hands down. I noticed the parking lot had a lot of out-of-town tags.