Just another day in KC....NOT!!!!

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Me, Mark, Melanie, Tim, and Will.

THE VIDEOS ARE NOW BEING POSTED!!!

Saturday..... Saturday morning started early for me. I awoke at 5:00 AM, and totally disoriented. I was in someone else's room with two people I didn't know I would be sharing a room with...Melanie and Erin! After trying to recollect what exactly happened the night before, and not having any luck, I decided to drive back to the Sheraton Hotel east of the city to get my clothes I had forgotten the day before. And since I had passed out very early the night before (as I was told), I was well rested for a new day.

After retrieving my clothes and returning to the Westin, it was still quite early. I decided to take advantage of the free time and upload some pics and do my blogging.

In the hotel lobby. Sal, Mark, Erin, RJ, Harriet, Yadira, Will, Shawn, Bill, Eric, James, Tim, Melanie.
Around 9:00 or 9:30 AM everyone began to stir. We had a 10:00 AM time slot to begin our KC tour. The passenger van that Mark was going to use became unavailable at the last minute and we decided to just carpool everyone around with Mark's, and Sal's, and my cars. Our tour included the WW I Memorial, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a visit to the Plaza area, several of KC's fountains, and lunch at the Classic Cup.

Our first meetup point after the tour was back to the Classic Cup, but this time downstairs in a private area. Mark and one of his former band members (another Mark) surprised everyone with a private concert for us. I will have some video of that posted within a day or two. Joining us was Travbuddies Sari, Jennifer, Natalia, and Bill. From here we walked to Jack Stack's BBQ for dinner and some famous KC barbeque.

WW I Memorial.
And after dinner our next stop was the Grand Falloon bar. We had an area reserved for our group as we would be having some special ceremonies. Joining us at this stop was Andy from Minnesota, but originally from the area. The highlights of our evening at the Falloon was presenting Yadira (yadilitta) with her pink shirt (autographed by the rest of the TB gang) for being the person who traveled the furthest. The next ceremony was the official queening of Queen CW (mellemel8), complete with crown and sceptor. And after being queened, Melanie then re-knighted me, followed by the knighting of Sir Sal, Sir Will, and Sir RJ. I will have video posted of this, as well.

We left the Grand Falloon and drove back to the Power and Light District because everyone wanted to hit Howl at the Moon again.

Mark(travelman727) and Mark(TheOriginalMC) playing at the KC meetup!
But Howl at the Moon was so incredibly busy that we hung out in the courtyard and then at Raglan Road Irish pub. Joining us here was Kirk and his friend Dan. Around midnight our group began thinning out because several had to catch early flights, and Tim and Shawn were going on a bicycle tour very early. Around 1:00 AM the remaining TBs headed back to the hotel. We spent some time in the lobby and said goodbyes to those we wouldn't see the next day before retiring for the night.  I would be taking Melanie, Erin, and RJ to the airport at 4:30 AM, and I think we was able to get a couple hours of sleep.

I_am_Misty says:
This looked like an absolutely crazy weekend!!!
Trip and I will be partying down at the P&L next week, James! We're going to drag you along, too.
Posted on: Jun 25, 2008
pearcetoyou says:
You know that's not true! I left a comment on your page to explain, silly Joy!!!
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
pvtjoy says:
I see how it is - you forget to drink to us "little people" over here!
Who thought of this GREAT idea...
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
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Me, Mark, Melanie, Tim, and Will.
Me, Mark, Melanie, Tim, and Will.
In the hotel lobby. Sal, Mark, Eri…
In the hotel lobby. Sal, Mark, Er…
WW I Memorial.
WW I Memorial.
Mark(travelman727) and Mark(TheOr…
Mark and Mark performing...and so…
Yadi getting her pink shirt for c…
Melanie (Queen CW) being queened.
Group photo at one of the KC fount…
Group photo at one of the KC foun…
Sal just got tagged by a birdie.
Sal just got tagged by a birdie.
RJ, Sal, and me....contemplating a…
RJ, Sal, and me....contemplating …
Mark and one of his former band me…
Mark and one of his former band m…
Mel, Erin, and me riding the bull!
Mel, Erin, and me riding the bull!
Group photo.
Group photo.
The old school TBs.
The old school TBs.
Mark and I with Yadira...the perso…
Mark and I with Yadira...the pers…
I have more of these...but for now…
I have more of these...but for no…
Me, Mark, Erin, Tim, and Will.
Me, Mark, Erin, Tim, and Will.
In front of the Westin...Mark, Tim…
In front of the Westin...Mark, Ti…
Look at this handicapped crew!
Look at this handicapped crew!
The WW I Memorial...Yadira.
The WW I Memorial...Yadira.
Harriet.
Harriet.
The Vegas crew.
The Vegas crew.
Shawn.
Shawn.
KC skyline from the WW I Memorial.…
KC skyline from the WW I Memorial…
A view of our hotel.
A view of our hotel.
Me, Mel, and Sal.
Me, Mel, and Sal.
Some of the girls...
Some of the girls...
Having lunch at the Classic cup.
Having lunch at the Classic cup.
Tim, Mark, and Melanie.
Tim, Mark, and Melanie.
Me taking a picture of Eric (in th…
Me taking a picture of Eric (in t…
Hmmmm....
Hmmmm....
Tim on the hog.
Tim on the hog.
Tim and Harriet.
Tim and Harriet.
Sal and Harriet.
Sal and Harriet.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in KC …
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in KC…
This is a scultpure at the museum.…
This is a scultpure at the museum…
Mel and Yadira hugging the birdie.…
Mel and Yadira hugging the birdie…
The Nelson-Atkins Museum.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum.
Me with the Monet painting.
Me with the Monet painting.
Queen CW at her throne.
Queen CW at her throne.
Sal, Mel, and me...practicing for …
Sal, Mel, and me...practicing for…
Nelson-Atkins Museum of art.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of art.
Mark and Mark playing for the meet…
Mark and Mark playing for the mee…
Erin and I having some wine!
Erin and I having some wine!
Some of the girls.....
Some of the girls.....
Waiting to go into Jack Stacks BB…
Waiting to go into Jack Stack's B…
Shawn on the bull...we got into tr…
Shawn on the bull...we got into t…
Yadira getting her pink shirt.
Yadira getting her pink shirt.
The queening ceremony is about to …
The queening ceremony is about to…
And the Queen is officially queene…
And the Queen is officially queen…
Queen CW!
Queen CW!
Mels Rams shot glass!
Mel's Rams shot glass!
A shot of goose to seal the deal!
A shot of goose to seal the deal!
Hail to the Queen!
Hail to the Queen!
This looks better than a butter kn…
This looks better than a butter k…
I am knighted...again!
I am knighted...again!
Sals knighting.
Sal's knighting.
Wills knighting.
Will's knighting.
RJs knighting.
RJ's knighting.
Dont mess with Queen CW!
Don't mess with Queen CW!
Preparing to do the drinks for our…
Preparing to do the drinks for ou…
For you, Sybil!
For you, Sybil!
And for Sir Bennie, wearing his KC…
And for Sir Bennie, wearing his K…
For J.C.
For J.C.
For our chickens!
For our chickens!
For Melissa!
For Melissa!
For Alex...the smokes are for you,…
For Alex...the smokes are for you…
For Devi.
For Devi.
For Wendy...wearing her KC shirt.
For Wendy...wearing her KC shirt.
For Estephanie!
For Estephanie!
For sweet Sylvie...also wearing he…
For sweet Sylvie...also wearing h…
And Pieter...another European with…
And Pieter...another European wit…
For Michelle...okay, we have beer …
For Michelle...okay, we have beer…