Monday, September 29, 2014

9-28-2014 to 9-29-2014 Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City was the first to get Google fiber.  It is also home to the Kauffman Foundation, which helps entrepreneurs and tech startups in particular.  They were at South by Southwest in Austin.  We decided to go there for 2 nights and check out the city.  Unfortunately there were no tech events the nights we were there.

We got in late the first night so we woke up early the next morning and worked a few hours then headed out to explore the city.  We got going at about 2 in the afternoon.

This is the national WW1 memorial  (unfortunately it was closed the day we were there)

This is the view of the city from the WWI memorial.  The building to the left in the foreground is Union Station.
A panorama of the view of the city from the WWI memorial
You could imagine the bustling place Union Station once was

this is a view of the ceiling

There was a player piano

In the back they had a really nice model train collection

they had many different scales of trains and they were all elaborately displayed

they really knew how to build stuff back in the day
We biked all over the place.  Here you see Kansas City divided: Missouri on the right, Kansas on the left.

Part of the museum on the lower level, we found this inside City Market.

There are tons of fountains in Kansas City.  We found a map of them and there were dozens just in downtown alone.

This was an interesting tear drop camper that had a cool slideout in the front

This is a great camper idea

The KC football game was being broadcast on a screen and there was a nice outdoor area where people gathered

We found a sushi restaurant (the Drunken Fish) that had great ratings and they were half price through Yelp.  :)
This is the chef's combo.

we got a miso soup and a seaweed salad

some vegetarian sushi

This is the inside of the sushi restaurant
That was it, the next day we needed to get up early and drive back to Indianapolis which was 8.5 hours away.

Of course, on the way out we had to stop by Kauffman Stadium (where the KC Royals play) to pick up something for Cara's
brother, Kirk, who has to be one of the biggest Royals fans.

I'm sure it was killing Kirk that we were in Kansas City, and he wasn't, especially since there was a playoff game later that day.

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