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A Kansas City Adventure


Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 from Kansas City, Missouri

Two of my favorite days of the year will be enjoyed in Kansas City. I arrived here on my birthday and tomorrow I get to enjoy Valentine’s Day. I’ve always been a big fan of Valentine’s day because of my mother and how there would always be a little cupcake paper full of candy sugar hearts with the sayings. That’s all I will ever need for Valentine’s day, there will probably be more on that tomorrow.

I like this city. I got the chance to hang out at one of the many fire stations and hang out with the fire fighters for a while. Today I hung out at the Kansas City Police Academy with David and watched some training. Now I know how to handcuff a person, and not only that, if I ever find myself handcuffed I can point out what the officer might be doing wrong. To see the life of police officers in a big city is a real treat and I’m honored to see a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes and understand how it all works.

The adventure continued with a beautiful snowfall over the night…. Enough to make a 10 mile drive take 80 minutes on the interstate. I didn’t mind, I loved it. Kansas City became a winter wonderland. I’ve hardly seen any snowfall on this trip and after enjoying the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art I headed to the park and walked in the ankle-deep snow snapping away photos. It was beautiful all around and the city was quiet and peaceful, and oh how much I love to drive on snowy roads. In fact when most people stay in on snowy days that’s when I’m most excited to get out.

The next adventure was teaching young Brenden how to do a Rubik’s Cube. I was able to finish one for him, he was quite impressed, but I’m not sure if I can teach him by the time I leave. It’s quite the process to understand, especially for a 7-year-old, but he’s eager to learn, and a very very bright kid. So the adventure continues… SLEDDING! I can’t remember the last time I’ve been sledding and I loved every second of it. The next adventure was learning that Stacy had dropped her phone in the snow sometime while sledding, slipped out of the pocket. Well, that wasn’t a hard find, a quick phone call solved that. So we’re back in the car and ready to head back, that’s when she notices that her keys are gone and also lost in the white wonderland. Well, it’s not as easy to find keys, a simple phone call can’t be made to here them ring. But after getting a couple flashlights out there they were and we laughed it off for the rest of the night.

“I don’t know if I want to go to New York. They’ll have to pay me a lot more money because I like it here in Kansas City.” – Rodge Maris

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