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Kansas City and more huge stuff

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Wednesday morning we got up to drive to Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri. Woohoo! Two more states! Only about 45 to go...

The drive wasn't overly exciting so I can't say much about that, it was pretty much one huge interstate from Iowa to Kansas. Trees and fields on the sides of the road and the occasional cow or Wendy's. Our first stop was the Yard House for lunch with Betsy, Daryn's contact at Sporting Kansas (the MLS side). More food! I had angel hair pasta with eggplant and tomatoes which was delicious. Paddy and I went to explore the HUGE shops around the Yard House while Daryn and Betsy talked shop for a while. We then met Betsy at the Sporting Kansas ground which was amazing - the best sporting facility either of us had ever seen. She took us on a tour of the ground, including the locker room, club lounges and even for a sit in Lance Armstrong's personal chair. The stadium is named after his charity Livestrong and he has a yellow seat on the second level reserved just for him, when he can attend games. When he isn't there, someone else from that section - all cancer survivors - is chosen to sit there. Very lucky people, in more ways than one.

We stayed at Harrah's, another casino, and had more wings as an entree. I know I go on about food but it is one of the most exciting things I reckon. We even found proper bread in Atlanta. I can't tell you how glad I was. Most of the supermarket stuff is so sweet it doesn't matter how savoury the sandwich is, the sweetness of the bread is overpowering. Ugh. Definitely no Walmart bread! Anyway we went over to the Italian restaurant and drank fine wine and ate fine bread and garlic dip, mozzarella deep fried into little cakey things, and some calamari. Joy.

Next day, Paddy woke up with an odd rash. We flew to Atlanta and thought not much of it, but sadly it was not to be 'just one of those things'. First I should mention KC airport, which was outstanding in its boringness. There was absolutely nothing in the place. What a shithole to wait in for a couple of hours! Thank goodness for the reading materials we obtained from Daryn and Eileen.

Posted by Paddy - Sharon 09:51 Archived in USA Tagged planes travel kansas wings

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