A trip to Salina, Kansas takes about 2 1/2 hours from the Kansas City metro, and it will put you almost half way across the state. About 10 miles farther, and you will find something you would never expect out here. About 2 miles south of I-70, at exit 244, you will come upon the Rolling Hills Zoo. What started as a horse farm in the early 1980’s, has blossomed into a zoological park that now boasts over 100 species. We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to this rural park.Continue reading →
The Field Museum is Chicago’s own museum of natural history. It happens to rank as one of the largest of its type in the world. With over 24 million specimens in its portfolio, anything less than all day is just a cursory look.
Town Topic is an old school diner, no more and no less. They are fine with that moniker, and wear it proudly. With just three locations across the metro, they aren’t trying to corner the market on fast food.Continue reading →
Pierpont’s Restaurant is a premier seafood and steak house located in Kansas City’s Union Station. A visit to this restaurant is like a step back in time to when the station was built in 1914. The architecture is awe-inspiring, and there are many hidden gems tucked inside. The expectations for a dinner at this type of establishment are high. We were sure we would not be disappointed.Continue reading →
Our Rocky Mountain Road Trip had us leaving Yellowstone Park after just a couple of days. We felt as though we barely scratched the surface of what there is to see. We made a note to ourselves that there would have to be a return trip at some time in the future. For now we aimed our car South by Southwest toward Grand Teton National Park. The rolling hills welcomed us, as we barreled down the highway. Soon we caught our first glimpse of the majestic mountain range.Continue reading →
The Chicago Sports Museum is not as well advertised as it should be. We were lucky to find it, as it is located inside a shopping area, tucked away in Harry Caray’s restaurant on the 7th floor. Talk about out of the way. Continue reading →
Unfortunately, the owner of the Wings of Pride MD-83 airplane have decided to withdraw it from the tarmac, so visitors can no longer tour it. On a positive note, the museum has opened two new rooms to help with the overabundance of artifacts.
Let’s see a show of hands of the people who knew there is a TWA Museum in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Well it looks like some of you knew, but this was a surprise for us. We made a stop in on a Saturday morning to check it out. Located at 10 Richards Road, in the Charles B. Wheeler Airport, this unique museum highlights the 75 year lifespan of the airline. Feel free to visit them on Tuesday through Saturdays. They are open from 10:00 to 4:00 each of those days, but double-check if the weather is especially bad.Continue reading →
Tao Tao Chinese Restaurant has a long history of serving downtown Kansas City, Kansas. This shop, at 1300 Minnesota Avenue, has been dishing up popular menu items since 1970. Some customers have been frequenting this location since they opened. Others have just recently stumbled upon the heaping mounds of fresh Chinese food that they dish up.Continue reading →
It’s been said that the simple things are quite often the best. Such is the case at Tay’s Burger Shack, located at 1019 Armour Road in North Kansas City, Missouri. You won’t find page after page of menu items. Here they focus on a few things, and make sure they do them right.Continue reading →
If you wander into City Fish and More, at 2704 State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, you will find exactly what their name implies. Quite often you will hear the experts touting the health benefits of eating fish. I’m not certain that deep fried versions are just as healthy, but they are certainly delicious. Continue reading →