Higher Ground Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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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, ...
... by presidents to make enough money for retirement as there was no pension). Later Congress set up a fund for subsequent presidents to build a library to commemorate their presidency. (Two previous presidents - Hoover and Roosevelt - have libraries, not sure if they came later or were funded differently). According to some, Truman is considered one the the top 5 presidents. Can you guess who the other 4 were? They were ...
... ride with Ralph - the wagon driver from the picture on the blog intro which I have inserted again! Ralph offers various lengths of history tours of Independence from his covered wagon drawn by a team of mules. We bought his DVD to get all the stories we missed as we only had time for the 20 minute tour and he doesn't work Sundays.
On Sunday we ...