This year marked our 6th annual trip to Kansas City with our friends Aaron and Sarah.
We started out bright and early Friday morning with breakfast at a local donut shop before hitting the road. Road trips are a blast with Aaron and Sarah. We laugh, talk, and may or may not have listened to an audio exert from 50 Shades of Gray.
Once we arrived, we hit the mall running. Well, it was pretty hot, so we didn't run. The boys went to Dick's Sporting Goods while Sarah and I hit up Marshall's and a Vintage Market. All four of us ended up getting a little somethin-somethin, and by that point we were starving, so we headed to lunch at Granite City. After a yummy meal, we connected the GPS again and went on a flea market-finding adventure. We ended up in a super cool part of KC, full of old, tall, brick, industrial-looking buildings with floor upon floor of different flea markets inside. What these unique shops lacked in air conditioning, they made up for with character.
We spent a few hours in amazement of what surprises lay inside of these old brick buildings, including one of those really old crank elevator shafts.
Then we checked into our hotel, quickly changed into our game gear, and headed to Kauffman Stadium to watch the Royals play the Yankees.
Obviously, we were there to cheer for the Royals. Unfortunately, victory was New York's Friday night, but we still had so much fun. After the game, we had frozen custard from Sheridan's before turning in at the hotel for the night. Needless to say, my calorie count for this whole trip was astronomical, but that's what vacation is for!
Saturday morning, we slept in just a tad then headed to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, as is tradition for our KC trips.
Fast forward almost 1000 calories later, and we are at the KC Zoo.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we experienced it, but this zoo was not my fave. Number one, it was hot, so the animals were not doing a dadgum thing. Number two, everything was so spread out and the displays, in my opinion, were not so great. Either the animals were really far away or there was a huge fence, discouraging quality pictures from being made.
After the zoo, we stopped for gas in an undesirable area and were very thankful to get away with our lives.
After that excitement, we found a cool flea market-type place for the guys called The Man Cave. It was full of sports memorabilia and the such. We then headed to the Super Flea because it has good reviews online, but upon arrival, I began to question our judgment. Oddest.Place.Ever. Janky is a good word for it. Again, I was thankful to walk away with my life.
We celebrated our lives by having a delicious meal at Logan's Steakhouse then heading to game two of the Royals vs. Yankees. KC won this one. Where we were sitting, we were surrounded by cussers and thieves. Yes, thieves. The guys behind Aaron reached under his seat and stole the bat he was given free upon entering the stadium.
We all wore custom t-shirts to this game, compliments of my Silhouette Cameo and freezer paper. Hotcakes and Syrup are our (the girls) KC alter egos.
After the game, we went back to the hotel and hung out in the lobby for a while before turning in for our last night in KC.
This morning, we woke up, enjoyed the stellar (free) breakfast at our awesome hotel. Shout out to Embassy Suites in Overland Park! Not even exaggerating. The.best.custom.omelets. I.ate.everything.
Sarah and I slept most of the way home while the boys talked sports in the front seat.
Once we got back, we had to go straight to my in-laws' house to pick up the pug. Let me tell you, hubs and I just thought we had had a vacation. The fun we had was nothing compared to the fun our pug had at his g-parents' house! He ate hot dogs and pizza, drank ice water, and went everywhere they went, including yard sales and on multiple walks a day. He got to ride in the back of their truck and go to the park. There's no doubt in my mind he thought he had died and gone to pug heaven. I'm pretty sure he's depressed now that he's back home with us.
We need to step it up as pug parents.
Kansas City. 2012. That's a wrap.