|Kansas City's Country Club Plaza|
Photo: Country Club Plaza
Despite living in St. Louis, Missouri, I had never made the four-hour trek cross-state to visit Kansas City until this year.
The first visit took place in April 2011 with an amazing bunch of college seniors. My second trip was over a weekend in June to see the great Peter Gabriel in concert with the New Blood Orchestra. Both were wonderful experiences that made me realize that I should’ve ventured west sooner.
My mid-June work trip to New York City translated into a quick flight to KC. And my husband’s professional conference in mid-Missouri made for an easy drive west. And so, our two travels met on the famed Plaza on a sunny Friday afternoon in Kansas City.
Friday night began with a somewhat impromptu meeting with a fellow travel blogger and KC resident, Jenn from Jenn's Travelogue Blog. When I stumbled across her blog a month or so before, I could already tell we had a lot a common. And it turns out that we did. We met for a drink which turned into a 2+ hour conversation. Our husbands even joined us for a while. Our new friends made for a warm Kansas City welcome.
The weekend getaway continued on Saturday after a leisurely lunch at Ingredient, with me shopping on the Plaza and Scott heading to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. And as the afternoon turned to evening, we made our way to the stunning Starlight Theater where we were under the stars and under Peter Gabriel's spell from the very first note. (Click on the video below for a taste of the concert experience.)
Kansas City, MO
We may have only visited Kansas City because of concert tickets, but the entire weekend turned out to be one great show. And I'm already looking forward to the next one.