My first day in KC, :)

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in front of the NFL Stadium

This was my 1st 24hrs day in KC. I didn’t have plans for the day, except meeting Mark for dinner. So, what to do? James decided to take care of me and joined me for the whole day, thanks!!!! It was a sunny day, and it was pointless doing sightseeing since the whole group would do it together on Saturday. So, better try something different, hehe. He had a plan. Before going to our final destination we made a quick stop in front of the Baseball and NFL Football stadiums. They were close to the hotel, which is usually packed with players when there are games there. We took some pics and moved to our second destination. 

It was World’s of Fun!!! And how can’t you have fun there??? It was a Theme Park.

I was still shacking...
First of all I have to say, that James LOVES rollercoasters. I have to be honest. I like them, but not as much as he does. OMG!!! We started with the Boomerang. Well, it was my 1st time going backwards. Oh!!! It was great, but I was shacking after that haha. Anyway, he wanted to try every rollercoaster at the park. Oh! Oh! We started walking and ended at the highest one: The Mamba. I started had 2nd thoughts about doing it, but at the end I did it! Ok, that was enough. I had a sore throat, but after screaming so loud, it was already gone. I really needed to take things slower, I still couldn’t feel my arms, haha.

Ok, time to walk around and get something to drink or eat. James got a huge ice cream and at the beginning I didn’t want to get one, but he convinced me. I ended having a small one, but with a flavor I haven’t tasted ever: Birthday Cake! It was yummy and looked so colorful and nice.

very yummy!!
I haven’t ever heard about that flavor, Beer and Pina Colada were the strangest I saw in Peru. I suggested James to rest for 1 hour before going back to the rollercoaster, since I wanted to digest the ice-cream, just in case :P

We went to a couple of other attractions. These were more related to water. I was 85% wet after the last one, but it wasn’t too bad, since the day was really hot. James has been in this park before, but there was a new rollercoaster: “The Patriot”. It was too much for me. I joined James but just until the entrance. Sorry, I couldn’t do it. It was too much and I wanted to be perfect for our meeting with Mark that day later. James took a ride and enjoyed a lot!!!! I’m glad he did it! James grabbed something to eat and by the time he was ready and we started to walk again it started raining, so it was time to leave.

our first hug - so nice meeting Mark!!!
We arrived early to the park and were able to enjoy it almost as the owners of the place, haha. We arrived and left on perfect time! 

We went back to the hotel. I took a quick shower and get ready to meet Mark in the city. He organized a welcoming dinner for me, isn’t he sweet??? He asked me before what kind of food I wanted to taste and arranged everything. He also contacted other TB’s who live in the city, so we all could meet. James and I arrived to the place early. It wasn’t even 4:30 and we were supposed to meet at 5:30, mmm, what to do now? I told James I saw a bar next door, haha. So, we just moved next door, haha. While we were sitting there waiting for Mark, I saw some cops standing in the corner. Oh my tradition!!! Wherever I go, I have to get a pic either with cops or firefighters, hehe.

The wonderful hosts with their lamas - yeah!!!
James approached them and told them he has a Peruvian friend, blah blah blah. The cops were more than fine with the idea of getting the pic, haha. I got it! Yeah! Mission accomplished!  

James & I were having our Grey Goose when Mark came in. I recognized him immediately and was trying to stand up asap to give him a huge hug!!!! We were so happy to meet to each other. He even started talking in Spanish, cool!!!! I had some presents for him and James, the hosts, which I wanted to give before meeting the rest of the people. The current hosts and future one were reunited :) After some chatting, we moved next door to meet the other TB’s.

We went to the Jerusalem Café for some Mediterranean food.

Kirk, Natalia, James, Yadi & Mark during the welcoming dinner :)
Our table was ready and waiting for us. Natalia and Kirk joined us. They are also TB’s from KC. I was so glad about this welcoming pre pre meet up. It was so cool. These guys are the best and made me feel even more comfortable. We started to talk and chat, while we were enjoying a delicious meal. Of course no alcohol was allowed in the restaurant, but no problem. We’d take care of that later, haha.  

Ok, we went to the oldest building of the city which was just across the street and was… a Bar, haha, what a surprise, haha!!! We ordered some beers for our 1st KC toast and were just chilling out when a lady approached to us wondering what kind of group we are, haha. It was clear we were just meeting, you know cameras over the table, lot of flashes, haha. She was part of the squirrel table and told us the story.

at the Squirrel Table: Yadi, Mark, lady Squirrel (sorry I forgot her name), James, Kirk & Natalia
Ok, we had to get pictures with the lady. Natalia and Kirk had to go. She had to meet a friend and work the next day. Kirk had also plans. They wouldn’t join us for the Pre Meet Up, but they would be at the Meet Up on Saturday, yeah!!!! 

Mark, James and I drove a bit around the city. Mark was showing me the places we would visit during the next days. Ok, time to go back to the hotel and relax. A long day weekend was coming and I wanted to be more than ready. The next day I have to check in another hotel with the rest of the gang and will be James’ copilot for some rides to the airport.

Time to close my eyes, shhhhhhhhhhhh

yadilitta says:
yes, I did!
Posted on: Nov 23, 2009
Koralifix says:
Sounds as if you had such an amusing day, yippie!
Posted on: Nov 22, 2009
yadilitta says:
I think so too :)
Posted on: Jul 01, 2008
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in front of the NFL Stadium
in front of the NFL Stadium
I was still shacking...
I was still shacking...
very yummy!!
very yummy!!
our first hug - so nice meeting Ma…
our first hug - so nice meeting M…
The wonderful hosts with their lam…
The wonderful hosts with their la…
Kirk, Natalia, James, Yadi & Mark …
Kirk, Natalia, James, Yadi & Mark…
at the Squirrel Table: Yadi, Mark,…
at the Squirrel Table: Yadi, Mark…
the Baseball stadium at the back
the Baseball stadium at the back
The Baseball stadium
The Baseball stadium
of course, the morning coffee
of course, the morning coffee
haha, Hamburg was here too, haha
haha, Hamburg was here too, haha
getting started...
getting started...
and we had a great visit!
and we had a great visit!
nice car, haha
nice car, haha
The Boomerang & James
The Boomerang & James
The Boomerang, OMG
The Boomerang, OMG
this was the one...
this was the one...
the Mamba..
the Mamba..
OMG, should I do it???
OMG, should I do it???
oh no!!!
oh no!!!
with the huge ice cream...
with the huge ice cream...
Birthday cake ice cream... :P
Birthday cake ice cream... :P
Im arriving to KC, haha
I'm arriving to KC, haha
just relaxing a bit
just relaxing a bit
yeah!
yeah!
it started to rain...
it started to rain...
time to leave...
time to leave...
checking TB, I couldnt help it...…
checking TB, I couldn't help it..…
hes another addict haha
he's another addict haha
ok, the MUST pic: with the cops, h…
ok, the MUST pic: with the cops, …
James & Yadi with GG, :P
James & Yadi with GG, :P
come to mama, hahaha
come to mama, hahaha
my Greek dinner..
my Greek dinner..
trying to listen to the phone and …
trying to listen to the phone and…
my new friends! The TBs from KC w…
my new friends! The TB's from KC …
Kirk and Natalia just making fun
Kirk and Natalia just making fun
going to the oldest building - a b…
going to the oldest building - a …
another hug...
another hug...
with a beer in a pub, of course!
with a beer in a pub, of course!
one drink wasnt enough :P
one drink wasn't enough :P
with Natalia!
with Natalia!
so cool Natalia & Kirk
so cool Natalia & Kirk
lady Squirrel giving us a history …
lady Squirrel giving us a history…
inside the oldest building of KC, …
inside the oldest building of KC,…
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