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Spring Forward With An Outdoor Art Walk

For decades, people around the globe have struggled with the 'Spring Forward' that occurs each year. While we understand the reasoning behind this daylight saving practice, it doesn't make the frustration of losing an hour anymore pleasant. Just as we begin to see the dawn appear at a decent hour, we are plunged back into darkness as we make our way to work. Who would expect that a one-hour loss could turn us into sleep-deprived zombies?  To help us deal with this annual annoyance, we decided to spring forward with an outdoor art walk. A Kemper St"art" A brunch-time event made perfect sense [...]

By |2021-04-06T06:12:49-06:00April 6th, 2021|KC Fun, Kid Friendly, Out & About|18 Comments

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|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 |2021-11-04T05:35:12-06:00July 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

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

An InstaTasting At Rowe Ridge Vineyards and Winery

For those who haven't followed us long, we enjoy a nice glass of wine. Of course, we find that the reason they make so many varieties, is because everyone has their own preferences. Fortunately, we both are fans of wines on the sweet side, so it's not hard for us to find a bottle we both agree on. On a beautiful Fall day, we joined a group of social influencers for a visit to Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery, located at 11255 Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kansas. This would be our first, but hopefully not last, InstaTasting. We want to thank Visit [...]

By |2021-11-17T06:46:54-06:00December 7th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About, Social Sips|2 Comments

Tuscan Getaway At Chateau Avalon

Running a travel blog means that we have the opportunity to stay in lots of hotels. Many of them are your standard lodging choices, which each have their own unique style. Every once in a while we visit one that is completely out of the ordinary. Such is the case with Chateau Avalon in the Village West District of Kansas City, Kansas. This boutique style hotel sets itself apart from other hotels by offering a fun and adventurous atmosphere designed primarily for couples. We want to thank the Visit Kansas City, Kansas and Chateau Avalon for their hospitality. Rest assured that all opinions are our own. French [...]

By |2018-11-22T05:49:30-06:00September 14th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|0 Comments

See The World at The Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Way back around 1980, a little annual event started up to celebrate the rich diversity found in Kansas City. We are sure that the organizers of this festival were hopeful that it would continue, but wonder if they could have imagined that it would achieve its current level of success. Here we are 39 years later, and the Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival is still going strong. Held in the middle of August, this multicultural celebration embraces the reality that Kansas City is "The Melting Pot of the Midwest". Over 50 Countries We dropped in to the festival on a Saturday evening to [...]

By |2018-11-22T05:50:05-06:00September 7th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|6 Comments

Finding Fiestaware At Cockrell Mercantile Co.

Our plan to visit the southeast corner of the Kansas City metro opened up the window for a few unique stops. The two main areas we would be in were Lee's Summit and Lone Jack, Missouri. When I plan an outing, I always look for something to use as an overflow attraction. This is meant to fill time that may open up in our schedule. While discussing the region with a reader, the  Cockrell Mercantile came up. Since it sits in between the two cities, it seemed like a perfect fit to our itinerary. A little shopping would make a perfect break from our historical [...]

By |2022-10-13T10:11:10-06:00April 27th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|2 Comments

Kicking It in KCK

We are honored to have so many of you follow us on our journeys, and enjoy all of the interaction we have with people. While traveling can be exhilarating, we try to have just as much fun when we are at home in Kansas City. There are so many options to enjoy in our city, which makes new date options limitless . It is easy to develop a plan that will fill an entire day, and we try to do this quite often. Here is a day of exploring we did on the KCK side of the metro. It's Okay To Wine A [...]

By |2022-10-13T11:40:09-06:00October 27th, 2017|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|0 Comments
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