Friday, September 14, 2012

Home Again in Kansas City

Our 10 days in our old hometown have flown by, as expected. The biggest reason for our visit was to celebrate my Mom's big birthday. Much of our immediate family was in town for the celebration. Those who weren't here were definitely missed. We all had a great time.
Most importantly, of course, is that Mom had fun. She received lots of birthday wishes and lovely gifts. My sister Susan and her family gifted this quilt they purchased in Amish country near their home in Pennsylvania. It's absolutely beautiful!
The weather in Kansas City is much more enjoyable than it was when we arrived. We've enjoyed many walks on our favorite nearby walking path along Turkey Creek.
No, I didn't do it! Another big "to-do" during our visit was a bit of skin cancer surgery for Paul. All went well, thankfully, and he's recovering nicely. He already looks much better! All we can say is, wear your sunscreen!
Look! Bullwinkle's twin followed us home from Colorado. New friends Carrie and Bill stopped and parked next door for a few days. This was their first visit to Kansas City, so we squeezed in some time to happily show them around.
They toured the Truman Library and Museum, a Kansas City "must do", on their own. After a tasty lunch at our favorite barbeque spot, Fiorella's Jack Stack near Union Station, we took them on a driving tour around some of old favorite sights around Kansas City.
And, we made time to see a few new favorites, too. We hadn't really taken a good look at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It's gorgeous! Well done, Kansas City!

We'll hit the road again tomorrow. But, we'll be back very soon. And, next time, we promise to stay longer.

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