Do I Hear Wedding Bells? (Saturday Sightseeing Adventures)
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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 call so we could sleep and see us downstairs at with the rest of the gang.
Well, of course he didn’t cancel the call (typical guy).
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.
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
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.
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.
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 meet in the private dining cellar.