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Parkville Nature Sanctuary – A Walk On The Wild Side

Looking for an escape from the city without having to leave the city? Some of our friends have been giving us suggestions on places to visit. When a few told us details about the Parkville Nature Sanctuary, it seemed like the perfect place to take a walk on the wild side. These days long distance travel requires an unprecedented amount of preparation. That seems to be good enough reason to find activities and destinations closer to home. Seeing that we have done a lot of exploring in Parkville, we had to wonder why we hadn't visited this site sooner. Parkville Nature Sanctuary We [...]

By |2020-08-07T07:11:10-06:00August 7th, 2020|Kansas City Vicinity, KC Fun, Out & About, Parkville|0 Comments

Iron District – Taking It Outside

It seems that people are coming up with new ways to re-purpose familiar items all of the time. Finding alternative uses for shipping containers seemed to be a logical next step. A visit to North Kansas City, Missouri showed us how one group of ingenious people had built a space that combines function and frugality into one. The Iron District is a destination space comprised of locally-owned eateries, boutique shops, and entertainment options. All of this is wrapped up into shiny metal boxes. Incubating New Businesses The idea of creating a business park with shipping containers isn't new to us. We first saw [...]

By |2020-08-04T03:36:27-06:00July 31st, 2020|Kansas City, KC Dining, KC Fun, Out & About|2 Comments

Loosening The Lockdown – The New Normal?

The sun shone brightly, casting its warmth on the cool May morning. Early shoppers arrived in downtown Kansas City to bring some normalcy back into their lives. With the Stay At Home orders being slowly rescinded, some of the public are venturing out to places that seem strangely familiar. We visited City Market to see how the new paradigm is being applied to one of our favorite summer activities. Loosening the lockdown at the farmer's market is a good test for how the general public will handle the new protocols for social interaction. Social Distancing While Loosening the Lockdown Heading out of the [...]

By |2020-05-11T17:51:10-06:00May 12th, 2020|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|10 Comments

Sunshine and Social Distancing – Ha Ha Tonka State Park

As I sit and write this article, we are currently under self-imposed isolation called "social distancing". While the subject is near and dear to everyone at this stage, I have to wonder what readers will think when they return to this particular article in two or three years. How will our daily interactions change, once this quarantine period ends? We are only a couple of weeks in and people are already becoming anxious to return to some semblance of normal life. Knowing that we wanted to limit human interaction, we chose a day trip to Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This excursion would [...]

By |2020-03-31T06:29:20-06:00March 31st, 2020|Daytrips, Kansas City, KC Fun, Midwest, Missouri|16 Comments

Seeing The Details – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Variety keeps life from becoming boring. You can imagine what it would be like if every museum was exactly the same. Each would hold the same static displays and spout the same factoids. Fortunately, this isn't the case. Each history museum has its own approach to telling stories from the past. We also have a nice selection of subjects to choose from. On one of our visits to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, we took the time to enjoy one of their annual events. With this particular museum being in our hometown, we have plenty of opportunities to visit. Seeing the details in [...]

By |2020-02-06T20:41:08-06:00February 14th, 2020|Historical Visits, Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|0 Comments

Past To Present In Jefferson City

To think that we have lived within a short three-hour drive of Missouri's capital, yet it has taken us so long to visit. When we realized this oversight, we reached out to Visit Jefferson City, to arrange a day of exploration. Wanting to get a better understanding of the history of the city, from past to present in Jefferson City, we planned a day filled with unique stops. We have learned that local tourism bureau's websites are one of the best resources for building a solid itinerary. Even if you like to just wing it, having a basic knowledge of a city's sites [...]

By |2020-03-13T06:57:19-06:00January 10th, 2020|Daytrips, Guides, Jefferson City, Midwest, Missouri|0 Comments

Want Some Free Money? – The Money Museum

They say that education is one of the best investments. Does that mean if you learn about money, you are doubling the value of your education? Perhaps my math doesn't quite add up, but you can certainly learn a lot at The Money Museum. This FREE attraction offers a lot for all ages and helps visitors understand more about how the Federal Reserve works. You even get a treat at the end, and who wouldn't want some free money? Raise Your Hands if You Want to See Inside The Money Museum is located inside of the Federal Reserve Building at 1 Memorial Drive, [...]

By |2019-12-26T04:50:00-06:00September 20th, 2019|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|0 Comments

Kicking Off Fall Festival Season In Kansas City

The beginning of Fall is sometimes a moving target, in Kansas City. While the accurate astronomical date for 2019 is September 23rd, the meteorological comes on September 1st. For many parents around the metro, it starts once the kids go back to school. For us, we consider the unofficial beginning to take place when the various city and town celebrations start. School season may begin earlier and earlier, but kicking off the Fall festival season in Kansas City usually centers around labor day weekend. Today, we are taking a look at some of our favorite autumn occurrences that you may want to add [...]

By |2019-12-26T05:08:39-06:00August 30th, 2019|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|4 Comments

Museum Of Illusions KC – The Art Of Forced Perspective

Over the years we have visited loads of various museums. They come in all sizes and focus on a host of topics. Some of our favorite are the one-off type that feature some unique subject. A newcomer to the Kansas City scene is the Museum of Illusions KC, located in Union Station. We dropped by to check out their exhibits on forced perspective, which some refer to as optical illusions. We want to thank the Museum of Illusion for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own. It's All About Angles Some versions of forced perspective rely solely on the viewpoint. This [...]

By |2019-06-21T11:18:41-06:00June 21st, 2019|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|6 Comments

Fresh Look At The Kansas City Zoo

With so much of the country left to explore, sometimes we struggle finding time to spend in our own backyard. We made a renewed commitment to take a deeper dive into Kansas City culture this year. Zoological parks are one of our favorite diversions, wherever we travel. For years, we have visited the Kansas City Zoo, especially when we were in the midst of raising children. While we have made occasional stops over the past few years, we felt it was time for us to take a fresh look at the Kansas City Zoo and see what's happening. We want to thank the [...]

By |2019-06-07T06:51:03-06:00June 7th, 2019|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|6 Comments
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