Sorry I've been semi-absent this week. We've had a lot going on! Interviews for both Blake and me......my Uncle Rick in town.......and I've been working as much as possible.
So.......here's some pics from our visit......more later.
Day 1: Our first Kansas City Royals game!
With the "KC Crew" girls. Blake and Jack were too shy. Sweet boys.
There's Carter and Rick in the "of" in Hall of Fame. Awesome museum. Wish we had more time to visit.
The stadium was reconstructed last year to catch up with the standard these days......which includes more for kids and some additional luxuries. KC certainly did well. Just as good....and better in some ways......then the Rangers, Angels and the Rockies......those we're familiar with.
Baseball game tip: buy peanuts, candy, glow necklaces, water, etc.......from Target or Walmart to avoid the high cost of these items at the stadium. You'll save a bundle.
Love Laine's look here.
The Little K ball field. Carter picked up a game here. No surprise there.
Playground for the kids.
Everyone brought a glove! There's Jack's on the ground. Not sure where he is.
Little punks like fireworks.
And, Carter likes talking baseball with the big boys.
Loved the stadium. Loved the game. We lasted 9 innings! That's a Starnes family record.
Day 2: Union Station. Our favorite, the Harvey House Diner, closed down. Coco, Pa, Caroline, etc......you guys can mourn that with us. I know each of you loved it!
So, we settled on a very nice steakhouse instead....Pierponts. Wasn't my first choice given our company. Rick is well behaved. Carter, Jack and Lainey? With no help from Blake? That's a gamble. Luckily, they did well. Had a fabulous meal in a gorgeous setting and then we were off to see the sights.
Lainey prefers to look cute than look at dumb trains.
Thought this one turned out pretty cool.....
Science City next.
Rick and the boys hunted for fossils.
And, then to the KC Rail Experience.
This is a pretty accurate shot of what we see here. Jack and Lainey casually taking in parts of the museum. A flash of Jack as he runs hysterically from one thing to the next. The blur of blue is him.
Rick is a history nerd like me, so we found where the bullet holes still remain in the marble from the 1933 mob massacre.
Day 3: The Kansas City Zoo. We took the tram out to Africa and spotted lots of wild critters, including this bull frog in the swamp.
Rhinos.......nope, Lainey didn't fall in here!
Tired from dancing.
Nothing like a bar at the zoo. They serve beer and mixed drinks. See? KC knows how to do things right.
While waiting for our lake tour, we spotted the paddle boats. We'll be back to try those out, too.
Beautiful! Love this zoo.
We found our favorite picnic spot from the lake tour.....this little hut where you can see giraffes, zebras, ostriches, etc.......all in their natural settings.
On the boat.......loved it! And, Rick treated us to the ride.
"Miracle Bridge".......named this because it's a miracle each time the large boat successfully makes it under and through.
Just enough time for a train ride.
I'll let you guess who loved it the most.
Had a super visit with Rick. He came to see us in Denver. Now, KC. Wonder where we'll be next? Stay tuned!