I Heart Kansas City

After a rough end to the week (seriously, what IS it about the fourth week of the semester that causes everyone to freak out?!?), I got to spend the weekend doing two fun things: hanging with my visiting parents and showing off my beloved adopted city. We started on Friday night with dinner at our neighborhood local, Governor Stumpy’s, which is always a fun time.

On Saturday, we headed to the Plaza for some walking, window (and real)- shopping (next time you’re there, be sure to check out Sur La Table, if, like me, you love kitchen stuff), and barbecue at Jack Stack with my favorite cousins. Ribs, anyone? 🙂 Then it was time to head home to cook dinner for my parents and some friends. You know a meal that ends with a dessert that looks like this:

a good thing.

Today we started with breakfast with friends and then headed out to the Open House at the brand new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts/. As you can see from the photos below, it was grey and rainy, but nonetheless packed (Kauffman reports that over 50,000 came out today). We got there early, and still had to wait in line for an hour. But it was worth it to see this glorious building:

The line as we were leaving--the wait was up to at least 2 hours.

Afterwards, it was off to the Toy & Miniature Museum/a to look at tiny things. I love that museum because every time I’m there I find something that I hadn’t noticed before.

What more could one want in a weekend? Good company, good food, great architecture, and fun things to do. And while some of the company was imported, everything else came from Kansas City. Is it any wonder I love this place?

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