See the Country Club Plaza...
See the Country Club Plaza during the holiday light season. The entire 14-square block area of the Plaza is illuminated with over 200,000 jewel-colored bulbs beginning every Thanksgiving evening and continuing until the second week of January. Spanning 75 miles, the lights outline every tower, dome, balcony, courtyard and building found on the Country Club Plaza. Hundreds of thousands of people show up for the lighting and make special pilgramages to the city to see the lights each year. Really beautiful!
Kansas City Chiefs Football
Kansas City has two professional sport teams, the KC Chiefs, which play football in Arrowhead Stadium, and the KC Royals, which play baseball at Kauffman Stadium. Both of the stadiums are located on what is known as the Truman Sports Complex. At the time of it's construction, it was one of the best ideas for a sports complex: placing both the football and baseball stadiums on the same property and have them share the parking. The stadiums now are a bit old, but they are still some of the finest in the nation. So, if your ever in town, try to catch either a Chiefs or Royals game, you will not be disappointed (unless they lose, of course!) Chiefs games run around $51 for the cheapest tickets, and Royals games run about $10 for the cheapest seats.
Once Powerful Figure Now Hard to Find
Kansas City's Tom Pendergast was for many years one of the country's most powerful mayors. His powerful political machine (and alleged mob ties) helped him rule KC during the wide-open days of the 30's and allowed him to become a rich man.
Now, the one statue of the man is hard to find. It's stuck away in a corner of little Case Park. I just happened to see it while there to view the monument to Lewis and Clark.
The Kansas City Museum at 218...
The Kansas City Museum at 218 Gladstone is in an old mansion. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are great. When we were there they had a travelling exhibit about Sherlock Holmes and museum visitors had to become detectives and solve a mystery. It was great fun. There are so many great museums in Kansas City I have not seen them all yet.
The only thing as good as cooking and eating Southerners-style BBQ, is eating out with a bunch of great OK-ladies in a MO-Smokehouse. We've had great food, great mood, and great neighborhood at dinner, a married (still sexy lol) Cowboy the next table. The restaurant has very friendly staff, good music! It's though not a cozy place at all, just not southern like. Now that I've experienced BBQ Missouri style, BBQ Tennesee style, BBQ Florida style I yet have to say the best BBQ I've ever tasted was the one I ate in Washington D.C. Isn't that funny. Chef's Special; choice of one or two kinds of meat, beef, ham, pork, sausage, turkey topped with a special BBQ sauce, served with beans, French fries, toast, and pickles.