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Arkansas gals pose with Razorback

 

KRAZY KOOKS KRUISE KC

 

Jennifer (thingsall2good) and her friend, Lori, came to Kansas City for a business convention. These two wonderful women live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After their work week was finished, we got together on Saturday, September 6, 2008 for a fabulous day of fun.

 

SATURDAY MORNING/AFTERNOON SIGHTSEEING

 

Classic Cup Café

301 W 47th St

Kansas City, Missouri

(816) 753-1840

www.

classiccup.com

 

We met for brunch at Classic Cup Café, a European style bistro on the Country Club Plaza famous for its outdoor dining, contemporary cuisine, award winning wine list (over 800 wines) and homemade desserts.

 

Afterwards, we took a short stroll through the Plaza, stopping to window-shop and take pics of the area’s sidewalk architecture:

www.countryclubplaza.com

 

The 15-block Country Club Plaza was designed in 1922 as the US’ first shopping district. Its architecture was modeled after Seville, Spain. Only Rome has more fountains than Kansas City and the Plaza has several of the more spectacular ones.

 

Then, we drove around upscale Ward Parkway (Missouri) and Mission Hills (Kansas).

 

Next, we stopped in the Westport area and roamed the annual Art Westport:

www.

artwestport.net

 

It is the only show exclusively for Kansas City area artists. All drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery and sculpture craftsmen must live within a 40 mile radius. 

 

On our way to visit a local winery, we toured Kansas Speedway:

www.kansasspeedway.com

 

The track was busy preparing for its upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup race later this month. Four different companies are bidding fiercely to build a casino by the racetrack. For example, if the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino wins the contract, Kansas Speedway promises to add a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race, build a road course and host an annual RV rally.

 

We concluded the day’s fun with a visit to Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, a 14-acre vineyard planted with Native American and French hybrid varieties.

www.holyfieldwinery.com

 

While there, we tasted several wonderful vintages. Make sure to check out Jennifer’s website which discusses and critiques several things, including wine:

www.jennifersreview.com

 

SATURDAY NIGHT GREEK DINNER/ENTERTAINMENT

Tasso’s Greek Restaurant

8411 Wornall Rd

Kansas City, Missouri

(816) 363-4776

www.tassosgreekrestaurant.com

 

We reunited later that evening for fabulous authentic Greek food in a fun atmosphere with live music and dancing.

 

Tasso’s has been a Kansas City landmark since 1976. The place has become so renown that Wornall Road in front of the restaurant has the city’s honorary title of “Tasso Kalliris Street”. As you can tell by the photos, we enjoyed Tasso’s originality, ouzo and Opa!

 

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Arkansas gals pose with Razorback
Arkansas gals pose with Razorback
Lori, Me & Jennifer wine about life
Lori, Me & Jennifer wine about life
Pals pose for Tassos photographer
Pals pose for Tasso's photographer
Met Lori and Jennifer on the Plaza
Met Lori and Jennifer on the Plaza
My favorite in City of Fountains
My favorite in "City of Fountains"
Ward home built for his 4 daughters
Ward home built for his 4 daughters
We vote this our TravBuddy lodge
We vote this our TravBuddy lodge
Strolling the Art Westport Fair
Strolling the Art Westport Fair
Statue much more graceful than me
Statue much more graceful than me
Dont touch-I just had my hair done
Don't touch-I just had my hair done
Jennifer wants to take this home
Jennifer wants to take this home
3 Old West trails went through KC
3 Old West trails went through KC
Fun KC Country Club Plaza print
Fun KC Country Club Plaza print
Jennifer buys some art for her home
Jennifer buys some art for her home
Lori (right) enjoys people-watching
Lori (right) enjoys people-watching
Kellys, KCs oldest building
Kelly's, KC's oldest building
Kansas Speedway - NASCAR & Indy Cup
Kansas Speedway - NASCAR & Indy Cup
Holy-Field Winery & Vineyard
Holy-Field Winery & Vineyard
Owner discusses wine with Jennifer
Owner discusses wine with Jennifer
Jennifer, Lori & Vineyard co-owners
Jennifer, Lori & Vineyard co-owners
KC honors Tassos Greek Restaurant
KC honors Tasso's Greek Restaurant
Waiter also Greek dancer
Waiter also Greek dancer
Waiter and Tassos one-man band
Waiter and Tasso's one-man band
Dancer dodges broken plates - Opa!
Dancer dodges broken plates - Opa!
Manager toasts birthday gals
Manager toasts birthday gals
Belly dancing time
Belly dancing time
Dancer -Turkish/Lebanese heritage
Dancer -Turkish/Lebanese heritage
Has fun with audience members
Has fun with audience members
Lori & Jennifer (left 2) get in act
Lori & Jennifer (left 2) get in act
Everyone has a blast at Tassos
Everyone has a blast at Tasso's
Lori & Jennifer strut their stuff
Lori & Jennifer strut their stuff
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Old in age-but still young at heart
Old in age-but still young at heart
Dancer teaches men to dance
Dancer teaches men to dance
WOW, guys! How low can you go?
WOW, guys! How low can you go?
Now, its time to teach the ladies
Now, it's time to teach the ladies
Greek dancer & Lori make cute pair
Greek dancer & Lori make cute pair
After dinner, its ouzo time
After dinner, it's ouzo time
Opa!
Opa!
Jennifer has her first shot of ouzo
Jennifer has her first shot of ouzo