We stayed in the world's crappiest motel room in Burlington, Colorado our first night because we thought we would have to with Ruby. The place was laughable. But it was part of the adventure...did I mention that as we drove through Wyoming and Colorado there were tornadoes touching down all around us? It was funny, as we were eating at a restaurant, the waiter came and told us that we had to move to a table away from the windows in case a tornado got close enough and blew the windows in. It sort of made us laugh...we thought "alright...safety first?"
Here is a nice shot of Chris studying an atlas. That was the only crap hole we stayed in. We learned that Quality Inn and Comfort Inn let you have pets if you stay in a smoking room---which turned out to be not that big of a deal
Me and Ruby at "The Plaza" in Kansas City. It was a large outdoor mall surrounded by early 20th century buildings that have all been renovated...a very hip place. This was near the area where Chris served his mission and we spent a day and a half here seeing the sights. One of my favorite things we did here was drive around and see this AMAZING neighborhood of multi-million dollar mansions. We had fun picking where we'd like to live if we ever end up with multiple millions (ha). I LOVED Kansas City!
An art museum in Kansas City...probably an important and well known one, but that's the best I can do. It had really cool statues of shuttlecocks (like what you play badminton (sp?) with)
Shortly after this shot was taken a voice from a speaker hidden in the bushes warned Chris to remove himself from the statue...or else...
"The Winstead's Challenge"
When Chris served his mission here they would take all the elders to Winstead's and challenge them to eating this all by themselves in 30 minutes!! Chris never could do it. It may be hard to tell from the photo just how big this shake is...just imagine a rather large flower vase...and I gotta tell you...the two of us nearly ate the whole thing. It was awesome!!