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A day in Kansas City, Missouri.

Today was the final day of spring break (you can’t really count the weekend because we normally get the weekends off), so Sara and I decided to have a day of fun in KCMO with Rebecca.

The day started out with breakfast at the Corner Cafe in Riverside, Mo.  (MENU).  I had never been there before, so it was fun to try something new.  I was going to get just a traditional mushroom and cheese omelette, but decided to go with one of their specials on the menu – a Spinach and artichoke omelette…it was pretty much amazing.


Next, we headed to Crown Center (yea for free parking during Spring Break) and went to the Wizard of Oz exhibit that is there through May 4.  It really was just for kids (which surprised me) but Rebecca had fun running around and trying out all of the different photo posing spots and exploring the Land of Oz.


Next, we headed next door to Kaleidoscope – and Rebecca had a blast doing all of the art projects they had for them to try.  Here she is making a puzzle!


On our way out of the Crown Center area, we decided to go check out the Liberty Memorial (and World War I Memorial).


I really wish we would have had more time to explore the museum, but a 6 year old is not really that interested in World War I…she just really wanted to go to the observation deck at the top of the memorial.


Field of poppies at the WWI memorial

So, we headed up the elevator…207 feet in the air…and climbed the 45 steps…


And headed out the the observation deck.  It was a little cloudy – and windy up top, but Rebecca LOVED being up there!


View from the observation deck of downtown KC.

Here you can see just how big the memorial is – I couldn’t get far enough away to get the whole thing in (with Rebecca at the bottom)


We ended our excursion by eating some lunch at Chappell’s Restaurant and Sports Museum in North Kansas City. If you’ve never been there it has one of the greatest collections of sports memorabilia in the nation – you could spend hours walking around and looking at it all.  We, of course, had to find the K-State stuff… If you are a sports fan, it is a must-see destination…and their food is great too.  The curly fries are amazing! You can check out the restaurant HERE. The owner, Jim Chappell is always there to greet patrons – and knows where every bit of sports memorabilia is in the restaurant.  He helped Rebecca find the K-State helmet and is simply the nicest guy.

All in all a great day to end spring break…before we have to return to the real world!


One response

  1. Dee Schwinn

    Nice pictorial review. That omelet looks amazing!

    March 22, 2014 at 8:14 pm

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