Monday, June 22, 2009

Weekend Update

It was a busy weekend my friends. My friend, Con and I decided to go to Kansas City for a little get-away. All we needed was food, shopping, beverages and a pool - everything else was a bonus.

The Plaza was in walking distance from the hotel. I'm pretty sure we hit every store.

Brio had the best flat bread pizza. Appetizers were $2.50. Of course, our wine was $10 a glass so I guess it all evened out.

I can't remember what store this chandelier was in but it was so cool. And the sales people were awesome.

My favorite apartment building we walked by, The Ponce de Leon with the Fountain of Ewes right in front of the building.

Tons of art everywhere. This guy was right across the street from our hotel.

The Kemper Museum was also right by our hotel.

This was probably my favorite art piece I saw all weekend. It was a No Parking sign with this crazy lady on the back.

Large shuttlecocks by the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. There were 5 shuttlecocks in various positions. They were made by a husband and wife team...I leave the rest of the interpretation to you.

And this was another sculpture that Con and I didn't know what to think. It's called the Sheep Piece.

I can't remember what this is called but it was cool. It's totally made of wood, yet it looks like stone.

A little creepy...

And of course good food was a priority and any chance I got to eat on a patio that's what we did. I believe this place was called Baja Bar and Grill. Very good food!

And the margaritas were splendid!

We went to McCormick and Schmick's for dinner on Saturday and all I can say is....Wow. It was that good.
Con had the filet mignon and I went with the Miko shark. I was going to go with swordfish but the waitress suggested the shark so I said, "What the hell..sure."

And then the many cool houses all around downtown. This greystone was right by the hotel.

Con is going to use this house's front porch for inspiration for her front porch.
Love this arts and crafts home.

Incredible arch. Love the stone work.

Probably my favorite house that we saw all weekend. It was so amazing.

Look at the door and that arch! Freakin' brilliant!

Have no idea what this though.

As soon as you get close to the state border you will find tons of places like this one. Fireworks are illegal in Iowa yet, you can go get enough fire power to blow up your house one state away. Con wanted a couple of safe (and legal) things for her little red headed munchkins. We were so out of our element in this store. Thank god the high school sales boy helped us. We were clueless. I did end up getting some loud poppers for my nephews.

So that's the story of my great weekend. This weekend is the Art Festival in Des Moines. I can't wait! I just hope it's not 100 degrees with 100% humidity.


Averill said...

Looks like you had a great time! One of my best friends from college settled in KC and he tells me it's amazing -- after seeing some of your pictures (especially of all the sculpture!), it looks like he's right.

stillarockstar said...

AWESOME TRiP...everything about it...LOVE IT! :)

Andy said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! I love eating on patios too. There just aren't enough in DM.

Dreams and Designs said...

Wow, it looks like the perfect vacay! So jealous!!! Great pics!

Kara said...

KC was a lot of fun and a great place to visit. Con and I can go anywhere and have fun! We are thinking a trip to Savannah next.