Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf
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Today the journey began! My mom and I drove to Kansas City in order for me to board my flight early tomorrow morning. It took a while to get going because I kept remembering last minute things, and even when we got to Kansas City we had to make several emergency supply stops because apparently I forgot to pack my brain (my mom was thrilled about this). However, all worked out and we ended up getting to ...
Well, today is the day for trip number 2 of the summer! I can't believe that I am currently on the plane in transit to Detroit and then to Paris! I've been planning this trip a lot longer than the other trip, so it is pretty exciting to think that it is finally here!
We should have wifi at most of the hotels that we are staying at. I will do my best to frequently update this blog, but I do know that we have a TON of ...
... joints (karma for saying the same thing to Jessie about vegetarians at restaurants). This BBQ joint was so classy that it even had a vegetarian sandwich (it is 2015 after all, as their vegetarian description says). After we finished stuffing our faces, we all regretfully walked to the car to drive 14 hours through the night back to good old Charlottesville, VA. Back in VA, after we had the car fully washed and the interior ...
The drive from Denver is a long one about 9 hours. Matt drove about 8 hours.
Before home we had to:
1) Pick-up my car from long term parking
2) Return our rental car
3) Most importantly, pick Octavius up from the Pet Ranch!
We arrived safely home at about 1pm on Saturday 7/12, about 14 hours later ...
When planning this trip, we have tried to have a 'fun' stop every 3-4 hours in order to keep the kids interested and excited about the journey. From Saint Louis to our hotel in Emporia is about 6 hours, and to break up the trip we stopped in Kansas City to have some 'famous' KC BBQ. It was pretty good, but the restaurant was a lot fancier than NC BBQ joints! Ben ordered beef ribs, and they were huge - he called them 'dinosaur ...