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Past To Future At Museum at Prairiefire

We consider ourselves blessed to reside in a city with so many diverse attractions. Museums are one of our favorite destinations, and the Museum at Prairiefire fits its own specific niche in this category. We arranged a visit and tour on what ended up being a frigid and windy Kansas City winter day. The museum is located inside of the Prairiefire neighborhood at 5801 W. 135th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. The building is the first in North America to utilize dichroic glass on the exterior. It is designed to absorb the light on the outside as one color, but it becomes a [...]

Digging The Flint Hills Discovery Center

We have visited Manhattan, Kansas many times in the past, but our trips were always concentrated on the local university. Once that association ended, we never seemed to find the time to return. On a warmer than normal winter day, we made the just under two hour drive from Kansas City to the “Gateway City to the Flint Hills.” Upon arriving in town, one of the first sights was the Flint Hills Discovery Center, which happened to be our first stop. This beautifully designed building was the first change we noted since our last visit. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:44:30-06:00February 21st, 2018|Destinations, Kansas, Manhattan, Midwest|2 Comments

Who’s Viewing Who? A Visit To Sea Life Kansas City

It is nice to know that Kansas City has a lot of attraction options that can be enjoyed during any weather. On a cold winter day we made a visit to Sea Life at Crown Center. This marine adventure zone offers visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of oceans, rivers, and lakes. What we found was much larger than we expected, and included lots of interesting exhibits. Let’s take a closer look. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:44:57-06:00February 16th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|10 Comments

Life in the Trenches – National World War 1 Museum

The National World War 1 Museum and Memorial is not a memorial to the war. Rather, it is a reminder of the results of the "War to end all wars", which were peace, liberty, and rebirth. The five years of turmoil left the countryside scarred, and families broken. It did not extinguish the human spirit, which rose above all of this to help heal a world that had been dark for so many days. Unfortunately, our planet would once again be plunged into world war in just a few decades. (You can read about the WWII Museum here.) We want to thank the World [...]

By |2020-02-02T23:47:53-06:00February 9th, 2018|Historical Visits, Kansas City, KC Fun|22 Comments

Top 10 Spots We Visited In 2017

We launched Our Changing Lives on January 10, 2017, so it seemed fitting to look back at our first year on the one year anniversary. It’s hard to fathom the changes that have occurred in the past 365 days, and much of it would not have happened without our faithful readers. Starting a new blog can be a little overwhelming, and scary. It’s like planning a big party, and wondering if anyone will show up. Well, we threw the party, and what a reception we received. Crystal came up with the idea that each year our journeys will radiate a little farther from [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:31:24-06:00January 10th, 2018|Lifestyle, Our Top Picks|4 Comments

15 Reasons to Visit Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma is a city of many stories. From the forced move of the five civilized tribes to the oil booms of the early 1900's, many events helped shape the past of this Midwestern city. What began as a frontier town, blossomed into a boomtown complete with art deco skyscrapers. Our itinerary was designed to allow us to sample some of the top attractions, as well as a good sampling of the local flavors. We want to thank the Visit Tulsa, as well as the many businesses that opened their doors and hearts for us. Rest assured that all opinions are our own. A [...]

By |2020-07-21T10:58:03-06:00January 8th, 2018|Destinations, Oklahoma, Route 66, Southwest, Tulsa|16 Comments

Life Lessons at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Staying at our home-base during the holiday season offers us a chance to visit some of the great attractions found throughout Kansas City. A recent visit to the 18th & Vine area gave us an opportunity to meet with Bob Kendrick, the president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. On a chilly Saturday morning, we met with him at the museum to hear more about this often neglected piece of American sports history. […]

By |2019-07-31T11:11:46-06:00December 22nd, 2017|Historical Visits, Kansas City, KC Fun|0 Comments

10 Reasons to Add Winterfest to Your Holiday Traditions

December in Kansas City is a transition month for weather. While Christmas is on the mind, we are usually dealing with more temperate temperatures. This was the case for our visit to Worlds of Fun for Winterfest. Fortunately, the temperatures were expected to cool off after dark, so we knew it would put us in the holiday mood. […]

By |2018-11-22T05:50:28-06:00December 8th, 2017|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|5 Comments

Dining In Style On The Eureka Springs Train

A visit to Eureka Springs, Arkansas offers a chance to slow down from the hectic pace of everyday life. This quaint town in the Ozark Mountains is more geared toward leisurely pleasures, and we certainly were looking for some to sample. The Eureka Springs Train hosts a lunch ride that looked perfect for a romantic lunch date. We haven’t spent much time on trains, so the idea of dining onboard was quite intriguing. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:28:01-06:00November 20th, 2017|Arkansas, Destinations, Eureka Springs, Southeast|6 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. […]

By |2018-11-22T05:50:39-06:00October 27th, 2017|Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|0 Comments
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