Super 8 Independence/Kansas City Area
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We figured being in Missouri we needed to stop by Kansas City for some amazing BBQ since the city is known for it!! We stopped at.... We ordered 4 huge meals and shared between the four of us!! We don't think we could eat at another BBQ place again that is how good it was!! After this we drove to a town in the middle of no where (3 hours east of Denver) on I-70 West in Kansas State next to a town called Kanarado (we loved this name) and got a hotel to get some shut ...
... the hotel, we checked-in to the next and found an amazing noodle bar, a chain restaurant that sold every type of noodle from mac and cheese, pasta to Thai dishes. I had quite the lunch. We were planning on going to the museum again, but Jonathan watched the football and I went to the hotel gym. After making a plan for the next leg of the journey, Jonathan took me to the Cheesecake Factory- a restaurant that sells nice food and incredible cheese cake. I ate ...
So - what is in Kansas City you may ask? Charlie Parker's saxophone! We went to the Jazz museum on 18th and Vine Street, opposite the "Gem Theatre" and also saw the Jazz Walk of Fame. It was really cool to see a museum dedicated to Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington - the three greats from Kansas City. Of course Louis Armstrong also got a big mention. It was mainly a museum of Bebop. Luckily for Jonathan, ...
... and the 2 Roosevelts.
One interactive room relived key Truman decisions and asked the audience which influenced Truman the most in making that decision: interest groups and public opinion, personal values, political advisors or the long term interest of the country. Personal values was favoured by respondents. I wonder how most would rate these influences on decisions our politicians have recently been making??
... French fur traders. The rocky bluff was a source of flint for many Indian tribes who came here to collect rocks for tools, spear and arrow points.
After passing the ‘prarie of Arrows” the keelboat stern got stuck on one of the river’s many submerged logs, “which was not proceiveable (perceivable)”
according to Clark. The current then ...