KC MO

Kansas City – Change your perspective.

This is the official motto on Kansas City’s visitor site.
Change my perspective on what? Kansas City? Life in general?
I am open to both I guess.

I visited KC in 1999 for a wedding. It was an epic road trip in a chartered bus with 50 of my closest family members from Charlotte, NC. The wedding was fun, but I mostly remember zilch about the city. This weekend, in just a few hours actually, Devang, Mukund, and I are headed on a more manageable but no less epic road trip to KC MO from Chicago IL. We are meeting their cousin Priya who is still a college student. I am looking forward to stepping back in time and pretending like I too am a college student. I wonder if this worries Devang.

Mukund and Priya mentioned above.

Devang and I incase you forgot what we look like.

The trusty camera won’t be accompanying me since it is resting at Agata and Ray’s since Halloween; unintentionally. We will have Devang’s new EVO and I should be able to keep you posted on my where about more than you would like. Some of the places we intend to visit:

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Boulevard Brewing Co.
75th street Brewery.
The Big Biscuit
Blue Bird Bistro
Blue Nile KC
Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque

According to Higdon, I am prescribed to run 3 miles on Saturday and 6 miles on Sunday. I decided to swap things a bit knowing that anything over 30 minutes of running is probably farfetched on a short vacation. I ran 6.5 yesterday and should be able to manage 3 each tomorrow and day after. My research indicated that there is a Park named Loose Park. According to the park website:

At 75-acres, Jacob L. Loose Park is one of Kansas City’s most popular, beautiful and historical. The park is well-known locally as being a major site for the Battle of Westport where Confederate forces were routed by Union forces in the area in which the park is now located. It is estimated that 29,000 people were involved in the battle. The property at that time was owned by William Bent, a man who led wagon trains and traded with the Indians.

I would love to run here.

During my web research I also found a picture log of 24 Hours in Kansas City; click here to check it out.

Have a great weekend my friends. I will let you know about my changed perspectives on Monday.

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

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