Do I Hear Wedding Bells? (Saturday Sightseeing Adventures)

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With Tim and Melanie - we're on time and ready to go!

We had the 8am wake up call in anticipation of James and Will going to get James stuff from the Sheraton but I was woke up at 5 something with James going in and out of the room.  I got up and poor James was still a bit fuzzy as to how he ended up in our room for the night.  LOL.  Geez, the stories I could have made up!! HA HA.  He was ready to go and headed for Starbucks and to start uploading pics (such a dedicated TB host).   He said he’d cancel our 8am call so we could sleep and see us downstairs at 10am with the rest of the gang. 

 

Well, of course he didn’t cancel the call (typical guy).

Ready for Kansas City sightseeing...Sin City style! :D
  Mel and I were already awake as she bounced out of bed around 7am and jumped into mine with the laptop, ready to look at photos! HA HA.  I slept for a bit and then got up so we could be downstairs for our 10 am meeting time.  I needed coffee and something to munch on badly since we were going sightseeing. 

 

Our dear Sal overslept and we ended up waiting for him downstairs like an extra 20 minutes (he’s a guy…not sure how it took him 45 minutes to get ready!) and we decided to grab food while we were out and about.  Finally, we are all coordinated and in the vehicles- the Vegas crew in one again, this time with Melanie.  It wasn’t intentional, we just ended up that way again. 

 

We head out following James and Mark and next thing you know, Sal turns and I realize Mark’s vehicle is still going a different direction but why did James turn in front of us.

The sightseeing gang at the War Memorial
  OMG!  It’s not James, it’s another identical Camry.  HA HA.  We call the boys and tell them to wait for us because we are headed somewhere else behind the decoy vehicle! 

 

Back on track, we arrive at our first stop.  Sal points out the War Memorial reminds him of an altar.  That sparks an idea since we had been joking then night before about Sal and I getting married.  A little background going back to the LA meet in May where Sal became affectionately known in jest as my other half.  We were to have our first “date” when he was up in San Francisco last month and go wine tasting but after a crazy night of partying at his Rave deal, I was stood up!! HA HA.  So now we are “back together” and we decided the altar was our ceremony location.

The wedding party (ha ha) and Vegas crew together in Kansas City! Whoo Hoo!
  The night before Mel had kinda picked the wedding party with Jillian on the phone.  But we were missing her and she apparently was our flower girl! Darn it! HA HA

 

We wandered around the WWI memorial and got some beautiful shots of the downtown area and it was amazing what a beautiful city KC was, I would’ve never expected it to have so much character. It was weird though to not see mountains anywhere. 

 

Now we are headed out and off on the next venture which is to see some fountains and get some breakfast.  We stop at one of the fountains near the Plaza district which is where we are spending Saturday evening.  All the poor people that we encountered through the weekend who had to take pictures of the group…with 10 cameras.  HA HA.

 

Ok, next stop is food!!!  Uh oh, sidetracked again.

Love this pic of the guys!!!! The tongues are the perfect touch!
  The big horse outside of PF Chang’s.  They dare Shawn to climb up and take a picture.  Shawn’s not shy and proceeds to climb on the fence, over the table, and up on the big horse.  This has to be his profile picture now - way too awesome of a shot not to be!!!! 

 

Now it’s lunch time.  As figured, we all can’t sit together and we are spread out among two tables not too far away in the café, where apparently our afternoon get together is downstairs in the basement of this place.  Tim’s drinking Mimosas which he said were yummy so I had to follow suit of course.  Then I realized I was going to eat real food and wanted wine if I did so.  So, James and I had wine so he is officially one of my “PIWs” (Partners in Wine) with Joy and I! YEAH!  I never thought I’d see the day where James and I would be sharing glasses of wine together.  Crazy!  Our little Jose Cuervo tequila boy has so grown up - so proud of him! 

 

The food was excellent at the restaurant; I got a sweet potato Gnocchi with okra, sausage, and boy was it spicy!  Mel ordered a sandwich which I didn’t see much of as she inhaled it right away.

With James, my newest PIW!
  All the food looked good and I was happy to have Gnocchi again and a glass of red wine. 

 

Ok, we are on the move again and trying to squeeze a couple more things in before we head back to the hotel to change for the afternoon festivities.  Finally we are back at the hotel with about 20 minutes to spare to get ready.  Uuuuuughhh.  Some people are ready to relax a little and are thinking they will just show for the dinner festivities, not realizing there may be surprises in store! 

 

Mel and I rush upstairs and I go through every outfit I brought until Mel tells me to wear a certain dress - she said it looks classy (my “wedding dress”) HA HA HA.  Her and I are ready to go and head downstairs to wait for Sir James who will take us to the 3pm meet in the private dining cellar.

So...I need a little help while I retied my dress!! HA HA
 

 

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With Tim and Melanie - were on ti…
With Tim and Melanie - we're on t…
Ready for Kansas City sightseeing.…
Ready for Kansas City sightseeing…
The sightseeing gang at the War Me…
The sightseeing gang at the War M…
The wedding party (ha ha) and Vega…
The wedding party (ha ha) and Veg…
Love this pic of the guys!!!! The …
Love this pic of the guys!!!! The…
With James, my newest PIW!
With James, my newest PIW!
So...I need a little  help while I…
So...I need a little help while …
Awww, one half of the cleavage gan…
Awww, one half of the cleavage ga…
LOL!!!! Only James!!
LOL!!!! Only James!!
Me and Will
Me and Will
With Sir James
With Sir James
Mark sneaking a kiss! HA HA
Mark sneaking a kiss! HA HA
Melanie with her harem
Melanie with her harem
Me with mine HA HA
Me with mine HA HA
RJ ready to go
RJ ready to go
Cmon Shawn...its ok to smile!
C'mon Shawn...it's ok to smile!
RJ, Mel, and Will
RJ, Mel, and Will
WWI Memorial
WWI Memorial
The bride and groom in front of th…
The bride and groom in front of t…
With our best man and maid of honor
With our best man and maid of honor
Views from the Memorial
Views from the Memorial
Me and Melanie..in the midwest..OM…
Me and Melanie..in the midwest..O…
James, Mel, and Sal
James, Mel, and Sal
Tim, me, Shawn, and Sal
Tim, me, Shawn, and Sal
Mel with Tim, Shawn, and Sal
Mel with Tim, Shawn, and Sal
Fountain!! Whoo Hoo!
Fountain!! Whoo Hoo!
Looking into the Plaza area
Looking into the Plaza area
Group pic at the fountain
Group pic at the fountain
Will, what are you doing!??! HA HA
Will, what are you doing!??! HA HA
Me and Tim
Me and Tim
Shawn on the PF Changs horse
Shawn on the PF Chang's horse
This is great!!!!!
This is great!!!!!
Another fountain in the Plaza dist…
Another fountain in the Plaza dis…
Mark being silly!
Mark being silly!
Theres our group down yonder....S…
There's our group down yonder....…
RJs extra hungry as hes double f…
RJ's extra hungry as he's double …
Tims Salmon Salad
Tim's Salmon Salad
Mels sandwich
Mel's sandwich
My Gnocchi
My Gnocchi
RJs omlette...with fries. LOL
RJ's omlette...with fries. LOL
Wow...love this set of pics.
Wow...love this set of pics.
Harriet and Sal on the boar! LOL
Harriet and Sal on the boar! LOL
RJ and Mel back at the fountain
RJ and Mel back at the fountain
Me and Tim at the fountain
Me and Tim at the fountain
Awww..Tim with such a great group …
Awww..Tim with such a great group…