Thursday, December 1, 2016

KC Trip

This year for Thanksgiving we went to Kansas City to celebrate my sister's 40th birthday. She wanted to celebrate it in the Embassy Suites hotel in the same manner that my father celebrated his 40th birthday there some 25 years ago. We were there for three nights and the kids sure enjoyed playing with their cousins, swimming and playing games.

We went and walked around Union Station on Thanksgiving morning knowing that everyone would be home cooking. It was deserted which was nice.

This is Wesley's "How you doin'?" look.

I love these boys looking into a little window filled with a festive Lego scene.

All made out of Lego's!

We hopped in the streetcar out in front of Union Station and made the loop. What a nice piece of free public transportation.

One of the stops takes you right to a Chinese grocery store and, on impulse, we decided to go see what it consisted of.

So in we ventured to the Chinatown Food Market. The smell as you enter was, umm, interesting? Memorable might be the word. Obviously everything was labeled in Chinese so it was a guess as to what its contents were. The live seafood room was so sad I couldn't even go in. Large aquariums with schools of catfish and other live fish all awaiting their fate. We did get a few items to try. Ginger candy was fabulous as were the strawberry cracker cookies.  All in all a good experience.

We went to a restaurant for Thanksgiving and had a nice traditional meal without all the cooking and clean up. Then on Friday we tried our hand at bowling. I hadn't bowled since college so I wasn't surprised when I sucked at it. Too bad it's not as easy as the bowling on the Wii. I was hopeful.The kids had a nice time bowling too. My kids had never been and Wesley really thought it was great. Greta gave it a try and decided it wasn't for her. I'm sure if we go locally as a family she'll warm up to it.

1 comment:

John Kraft said...

I especially like the picture of all the kids and Julie horsing around...