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A Day in Kansas City, MO

I tell you what, if someone would just pay us to travel the country, that would be a dream. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be able to see new things. I realized today that we are in Missouri. Missouri. A place we had once only talked about. We ate Kansas City barbeque today, something we had only dreamt of. And yet, here we are. Doing this. Traveling. Living. We walked away from perfectly good jobs for this. We gave up a house for this. My only question now is, What took us so long?

Today we explored Kansas City, MO. We have not been in a city this large in a very long time and I was absolutely amazed at how many cars were on the road. There were so many people! In one place. In one town. At the same time! Thank goodness, once again, for Rob’s GPS.

Rob loves barbeque, so one of the stops we wanted to make was to a world-famous barbeque restaurant. We arrived at lunch time and everyone else in Kansas City must have had the same idea, because the place was packed. Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque. If you are a fan of barbeque, this place should be on your list. I ate two sandwiches. Two, and I am not the biggest fan of barbeque. That is how good it is. Now you can imagine how much Rob loved it.

While I admit that taking pictures from a moving vehicle is not the best way to capture an image, sometimes it is your only option, especially when you are a small town family cruising around a big town with a million more cars on the road than you are used to. I loved the bridge crossing the Missouri River. We couldn’t exactly stop on the freeway so my picture is complete with other cars, the glare from the dash and splattered bug guts on the windshield. I narrowly missed the rope holding the canoe on the roof. We hadn’t seen the Missouri River since we left Great Falls so it was nice to see all of its wide and lazy glory.

Since I was having so much fun taking pictures while Rob was dodging traffic, I thought I would shoot the arena as well. I am sure it has a name, but I missed it. It has a really neat design regardless.

Kansas City has a lot of variety, in both architecture and population. One day was not nearly enough time to learn all about it, but that is all the time we had, so I guess we will just have to go back. In the meantime I will continue to rack my brain for jobs to do while traveling. I am sure there is something that would be perfect or us, we just haven’t thought of it yet. But eventually we will figure it out, and I will once again be wondering, What took us so long?


6 thoughts on “A Day in Kansas City, MO

  1. Yes..what did take you so long? It is making the first step which is the hardest…going against what conforms as normal living….I want to come!!!!! I can sit on the roof with the canoe! Your pictures are great Mariah, bugs, dirt and all… I bet those three little darlings are getting the best education ever…
    How are the animals coping?

    • You are more than welcome to come along, the more the merrier! We have a seatin the van for you. The animals are doing really well. I think perhaps the rabbit is a little stressed, maybe from the movement or perhaps the heat, which is more than we are used to. We are doing our best to make sure they all stay as comfortable as possible.

  2. How to make money is right there under your fingers dear Mariah. You are such a talented writer all you need to do is decide what to write; childrens books, travel adventure, romance, comedy, or??? You have already started living one dream, seems like a good time to perhaps start the steps it takes to live another.

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