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Can't have wedding w/o Vegas posse

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 TRAVBUDDY MEETUP
Kansas City, Here I Come

KC Sightseeing Tour

 

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Liberty Memorial & World War I Museum

The Country Club Plaza

Lunch at Classic Cup

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

 

The same 13 that finished up Friday began Saturday morning by car pooling for a short sight-seeing trip around Kansas City.

 

Our first stop was the Liberty Memorial & World War I Museum. While there, Sal and Erin became TravBuddy husband and wife; Melanie was the maid of honor and Will was best man.

 

Next, we went to the Country Club Plaza.

Gorgeous gals & JC Nichols fountain
After taking over J.C. Nichol’s fountain and taking over the Plaza sculptures, we had brunch at the Classic Cup.

 

After filling our stomachs, we made one last visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Then, most TravBuddies cleaned up back at the hotel while Tim and Shawn picked up bicycles for Sunday’s KC bike tour.

 

KC Country Club Plaza Party

3:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
Classic Cup Café Cellar
301 W 47th St
www.classiccup.com
(816)
753-1840


We enjoyed a private room in the cellar. The Classic Cup provided an open bar with a good wine selection and café/cappuccino. Mark (TheOriginalMC) and I provided music entertainment.

5:30 p.m.-7:10 p.m.
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbeque
4747
Wyandotte St
www.jackstackbbq.com
(816)
531-7427

Next, we strolled over to KC Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbeque. This Kansas City landmark serves a wide variety of tasty dishes.

7:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Granfalloon Bar & Grill – Fireside Room
608 Ward Parkway
www.thegranfalloon.com
(816)
753-7850

Then, we walked down to the Granfalloon Bar & Grill. On the way, we posed in front of a Plaza fountain for our group photo. Wouldn’t you know, you can’t see any of the fountain.  The Granfalloon gave us the Fireside Room to ourselves. Some of us shot pool while others gabbed up a storm. Later, Yadi (Lima, Peru) was awarded furthest TravBuddy to attend.

James-Eric-Tim-Bill stick 'em out
Then Melanie was officially crowned “Queen CW”. She knighted the first four members of her round table: James, Sal, Will and RJ.

 

Feeling frisky, we traveled back to the downtown Power & Light District for an encore.

23 TRAVBUDDY MEETUP ATTENDEES

 

1. Africancrab – Harriet, Tucson, Arizona.
www.travbuddy.com/Africancrab

2. Bradley –
Kansas City, Missouri.
Melissa's son

3. Dan –
Kansas City, Missouri.
kirkeedoo's friend

4. geerbox – Shawn,
Holdrege, Nebraska.
www.travbuddy.com/geerbox

5. Julie –
Minnesota.
TheOriginalMC's friend

6. kirkeedoo – Kirk,
Kansas City, Missouri.
www.travbuddy.com/kirkeedoo

7. mellemel8 – Melanie,
Las Vegas, Nevada.
www.travbuddy.com/mellemel8

8. Melissa –
Kansas City, Missouri.
TheOriginalMC's daughter

9. NinjaFer – Jennifer,
Springfield, Missouri.
www.

travbuddy.com/NinjaFer

10. o_dog – Sari, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
www.travbuddy.com/o_dog

11. pearcetoyou –
James, Missouri.
www.travbuddy.com/pearcetoyou

12. poohstanggt –
Erin, Sacramento, California.
www.travbuddy.com/poohstanggt

13. RJ82 – RJ,
Las Vegas, Nevada.
www.travbuddy.com/RJ82

14. sincitytraveler – Sal,
Las Vegas, Nevada.
www.travbuddy.com/sincitytraveler

15. tali08 – Natalia,
Kansas City, Missouri.
www.travbuddy.com/tali08

16. the_bill – Bill, Chaska, Minnesota.

www.travbuddy.com/the_bill

17. TheOriginalMC –
Mark, Minnesota.

9 first-time meetup TBers in KC

www.travbuddy.com/TheOriginalMC

18. travelman727 – Mark, Overland Park, Kansas.
www.travbuddy.com/travelman727

19. TYoungTX – Tim,
Austin, Texas.
www.travbuddy.com/TYoungTX

20. w_clemmons – Will,
North Charleston, South Carolina.
www.travbuddy.com/w_clemmons

21. yadilitta – Yadira,
Lima, Peru.
www.travbuddy.com/yadilitta

22. yekcoh – Eric,
Traverse City, Michigan.
www.travbuddy.com/yekcoh

23. zoolking – Andy,
Duluth, Minnesota.
www.travbuddy.com/zoolking

There are several brilliant blogs about our Kansas City weekend. Make sure to check out:

 

1. Africancrab – Harriet
www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35462

 

2. mellemel8 – Melanie

www.

travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/32409

 

3. pearcetoyou – James

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35240

 

4. poohstanggt – Erin

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35221

 

5. RJ82 – RJ

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35263

 

6. the_bill – Bill

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35473

 

7. TYoungTX – Tim

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35363

 

8. w_clemmons – Will

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35923

 

9. yadilitta – Yadira

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35685

 

10. yekcoh – Eric

www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/35656

 

I took several snapshots on Thursday and Friday. However, I decided to play host on Saturday and forego taking pics. I want to thank each of the above TravBuddies for letting me steal some of their photos to illustrate the night’s festivities J

Africancrab says:
We really had fun out there, didn't we?
Posted on: Mar 04, 2009
pinchora says:
it looks like you had an amazing weekend!!! Too bad I had to miss it!! Maybe next time! =)
Posted on: Jun 26, 2008
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Cant have wedding w/o Vegas posse
Can't have wedding w/o Vegas posse
Gorgeous gals & JC Nichols fountain
Gorgeous gals & JC Nichols fountain
James-Eric-Tim-Bill stick em out
James-Eric-Tim-Bill stick 'em out
Group in front of unseen fountain
Group in front of unseen fountain
9 first-time meetup TBers in KC
9 first-time meetup TBers in KC
What a long, strange trip its been
What a long, strange trip it's been
Blues TravBuddies on a mission
Blues TravBuddies on a mission
James-Mark-Mel-Tim-Will up for day
James-Mark-Mel-Tim-Will up for day
A great way to get the day going
A great way to get the day going
RJ, Mel & Will carpool to 1st stop
RJ, Mel & Will carpool to 1st stop
Bill-Harriet-Shawn-Yadi by WWI Mus.
Bill-Harriet-Shawn-Yadi by WWI Mus.
Harriet, Eric & Yadi wave to fans
Harriet, Eric & Yadi wave to fans
Harriet captures Kansas City
Harriet captures Kansas City
RJ & Harriet enjoy view of city
RJ & Harriet enjoy view of city
Union Station & KC panorama
Union Station & KC panorama
RJ-Harriet-Shawn love beautiful day
RJ-Harriet-Shawn love beautiful day
Erin & Sals wedding party
Erin & Sal's wedding party
Vegas gang poses by Plaza fountain
Vegas gang poses by Plaza fountain
Ride em cowboy Shawn
Ride 'em cowboy Shawn
Classic Cup hostess loves KC
Classic Cup hostess loves KC
Tim, Mark & Mel excited for brunch
Tim, Mark & Mel excited for brunch
Harriets fruit salad arrives
Harriet's fruit salad arrives
Tim has a Nicoise salmon salad
Tim has a Nicoise salmon salad
Mel moves on to Erins main course
Mel moves on to Erin's main course
Tim corrals him a razorback
Tim corrals him a razorback
Sal & Harriet also go hog wild
Sal & Harriet also go hog wild
Spearman comes after Yadi & Harriet
Spearman comes after Yadi & Harriet
Were off to see Nelson Art Museum
We're off to see Nelson Art Museum
RJ gets Saturday Night Fever virus
RJ gets Saturday Night Fever virus
Mel & Yadi adore badminton birdie
Mel & Yadi adore badminton birdie
Sal attacked by jealous birdie
Sal attacked by jealous birdie
Bills new hairdo is HOT, HOT, HOT!
Bill's new hairdo is HOT, HOT, HOT!
TravBuddies ready to be cultured
TravBuddies ready to be "cultured"
RJ, Sal & James ponder Monet work
RJ, Sal & James ponder Monet work
Queen CW prepares Sal & James
Queen CW prepares Sal & James
Yadi cant resist tasty ice cream
Yadi can't resist tasty ice cream
Its been a great day to sight-see
It's been a great day to sight-see
Harriet & RJ ready to relax
Harriet & RJ ready to relax
Mark & I with our backup singers
Mark & I with our backup singers
Natalie, Mel, Eric, Sari & Yadi
Natalie, Mel, Eric, Sari & Yadi
Sal-Mel-Erin, Glass? Give us bottle
Sal-Mel-Erin, Glass? Give us bottle
Sari-Mel-Natalie-Erin-Harriet-Yadi
Sari-Mel-Natalie-Erin-Harriet-Yadi
RJ makes bartender feel at ease
RJ makes bartender feel at ease
A toast to TB winos everywhere
A toast to TB winos everywhere
Eric needs to quench his thirst
Eric needs to quench his thirst
Erin & Sal pose in wedding carriage
Erin & Sal pose in wedding carriage
Shawn has a thing for stiff animals
Shawn has a thing for stiff animals
Mel forces down BBQ sandwich
Mel forces down BBQ sandwich
RJ apes KISS bassist, Gene Simmons
RJ apes KISS bassist, Gene Simmons
Mark & Julie visit after dinner
Mark & Julie visit after dinner
TB meetup newbies & Harriet
TB meetup newbies & Harriet
Mel & Erin decide to work off meal
Mel & Erin decide to work off meal
James quickly hops on for the ride
James quickly hops on for the ride
Sal sweeps Yadi off her feet
Sal sweeps Yadi off her feet
Walk 4 blocks to the Granfalloon
Walk 4 blocks to the Granfalloon
TravBuddies head to Fireside Room
TravBuddies head to Fireside Room
TB veterans enjoy sticking around
TB veterans enjoy sticking around
Jennifer shows off her Ninja moves
Jennifer shows off her Ninja moves
Harriet & Andy share a laugh
Harriet & Andy share a laugh
Yadi model Furthest TB T-shirt
Yadi model "Furthest TB" T-shirt
A rose between 2 thorns
A rose between 2 thorns
Queen CW receives her TB tiara
Queen CW receives her TB tiara
Queen CW & her first 4 knights
Queen CW & her first 4 knights
Gang toasts Julz & other TBers
Gang toasts Julz & other TBers
JC (ratu), eat your heart out
JC (ratu), eat your heart out
Bill, Jennifer & Eric
Bill, Jennifer & Eric
Mel, Yadi, Eric & Natalie
Mel, Yadi, Eric & Natalie
Quwwn CW (Melanie) & Kirk
Quwwn CW (Melanie) & Kirk
Sari-Me-Harriet-Eric-Natalie-Jen
Sari-Me-Harriet-Eric-Natalie-Jen
Natalie & RJ
Natalie & RJ
I surprise Erin
I surprise Erin
Yadi & Eric-Crown Center waterfall
Yadi & Eric-Crown Center waterfall
Yadi in Wills protective arms
Yadi in Will's protective arms
Yadi congratulates Sal on marriage
Yadi congratulates Sal on marriage
Yadi kicks back with Eric-RJ-Will
Yadi kicks back with Eric-RJ-Will
Gotcha Yadi - see you soon in Lima
Gotcha Yadi - see you soon in Lima