Friday, October 8, 2010

Kansas City

Last weekend, I went to Kansas City.  There were 6 of us in the car, one of whom is only 5 months old.  It went pretty well, all things considered.  We were going to visit my grandmother's aunt, Aunt Speedy. (and yes I have on a swimsuit in this picture (not naked, haha.) and no makeup and crazy waterpark hair.)

We drove up on Saturday, and spent the night in a hotel in Missouri. (The "Hamptonton Inn" if you ask my sister).  Nothing terribly exciting happened that day, except that I had to share a room with my dad and stepmom who I forgot snore like freight trains.  Never again, my friends, never again.  After getting 1 hour of sleep, and 2 football game endings, 3 episodes of Iron Chef, the Blind Side, and countless computer games, it was time to get up and complete our drive to Kansas City.  It really was only about 30-45 minutes away, but we couldn't get in our hotel there on Saturday night.  Sunday we checked into our hotel:
It was awesome and it even had a water park inside of our hotel.

See that big green bucket on the top?  Well it dumps out 1000 gallons of water every 5 minutes on unsuspecting guests who happen to walk by.  This is what it looks like:
I have a picture of me and my sister standing under the water, but unfortunately it is turned sideways and I still haven't figured that one out... ha.

We did eat some BBQ, not my favorite but whatever.  You do what you gotta do.  :)  We ate at Arthur Bryants, and they didn't have chicken, which is my preference, so I ended up with pork:
oh and this next picture cracks me up.  We were going back to our room when my dad said something about how bad my hair looked, so I had to take a picture to see it....  This is what you look like after having that bucket dump on your head 3 times:
Notice the "Thumbs- up" in the bottom. haha.  All for the blog, my friends.  Who else puts pictures of themself with no makeup and crazy hair?  Um me haha.  all for your laughing pleasure.

And this trip helped me check one thing off of my 30 before 30 list.  I have never been to Kansas before, so that checks off #26, visit a new state.

One down, 29 to go.


  1. So funny you posted this - this hotel chain was on Undercover Boss this past week and I thought it looked like a fun place to go! In fact, i've been researching it for sometime over Christmas break. I am trying to decide between Grapevine TX and KC. Is it worth staying there??

  2. Sarah,
    I thought the hotel was awesome, as did the rest of my family. However, I don't know if Ava is really big enough to fully enjoy it. The baby area was pretty small, just one pool with one thing that had water running through it and a couple of slides. The main thing was the big "fort" thing which Ava definitely could go on, but you or Zach would have to go with her. I would say it is better for kids who are a little bit older. But it was super fun! And also very convienent having the water park inside the hotel, but the water was not as warm as they say it is. :)