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Yadi & Sal :)

Today was the final day of this incredible weekend. Everything started early, well for most of the people, since they had to catch early flights back home. James also left early. He drove Will to the airport and he was in his way home. I was so glad I could say good bye to them the night before. During the morning it would have been just impossible. Well, I have to accept I was surprised that 2 of us, didn’t go partying until late the night before in order to be ready for the “Bike Tour” the next morning. Wow! Tim, Shawn: you are awesome!!! There were just 3 people staying at the hotel: Eric - who had to drive back and didn’t have problems with the time, Sal - who had to catch a flight in the afternoon and me - who had to catch a flight around 4pm. By the way, we were smart enough to ask for a late check out the night before, hehehe.

so sweet - sharing Peruvian tejas

By 9am I was ready and Eric knocked at my door. We went downstairs. I just wanted to print my boarding pass. One of the bellboys, who performed as our photographer a couple of times, recognized us - part of the crazy group - and gave us coupons for the brunch at the hotel’s restaurant. Yummy!! Now we had plans for the day, haha. Eric and I went upstairs to Sal’s room and started knocking at his door as crazies, hehe. When he was ready, we went upstairs in order to enjoy a delicious brunch. But before leaving, I gave Sal & Eric some Peruvian candies to try. Something sweet to remember the little Peruvian ;)

We arrived the 1st to the restaurant, all the huge tables were just for us.

enjoying a Sunday brunch with our Mimosas!!! - cheers!!!
The waiter introduced himself and the minute he saw me he started to talk in Spanish. So much fun!! Ok, where to start? Of course, ordering a “Mimosa”. The restaurant was lovely and the view was amazing. I didn’t know we were so close to the World War I Memorial, :P We wanted to take things really easy that morning and just chill out and enjoy our last hours in KC. Ok, time to go for the food. Round 1: something light just omelets and fresh fruit. Round 2: for me and Sal it was about fish and seafood. Eric started with the meat. Round 3: Eric & Sal went for meat and I kept on the salad and fish. Round 4: dessert time. We were so full, but everything looked so tasty… While we were eating, we were talking about the great days we just had and started to talk more about ourselves, what we like, do, future travels, etc. Besides starting planning next time to meet, it doesn’t matter where.
kids having fun at the fountain
This time was incredible and made us closer.

We wouldn’t leave the restaurant until we heard from Tim and Shawn. We wanted to know how they did in the Bike Tour. Also I had a present for Shawn ;) Finally Shawn called us, letting us know they did it ok and were at their hotel right, they’d come in a while. Ok, we would meet them later then. I moved my things to Sal’s car and then the 3 of us went to an Antique Show in the hotel. There were nice things there. Eric and Sal couldn’t help buying a couple of neat articles. The day was so beautiful and the kids were enjoying the fountain. We were just walking around when Shawn called us. They had already arrived. Now, we were 5: Tim, Shawn, Eric, Sal & me. Shawn was wearing his Inca Kola shirt as I asked him to do.

do you want to join the club and get your matching shirt???
Ok, I was wearing my Inca Kola shirt to and gave him the golden stuff he was missing since he left Peru: “The Inca Kola”. We took some pictures and Eric was trying to describe the flavor of the Inca Kola to Sal and Tim, who hasn’t tasted it ever. Then Shawn had an idea, what about having our last toast with Inca Kola!!! Shawn, you are so kind! I know how much you like it!!! We got some ice from the bar and toasted for our new friendship and future meetings and travels. Cheers - Salud!!! 

Then it was time to leave. Shawn would drive back to Nebraska and would drive Tim to the airport. We walked with them to the car and saw them leaving KC in style.

ok, this can be the Inca Kola mobile haha
Shawn’s car (the batmobile) was really nice!!! Sal, Eric & I went back again, just to have our last drink (I didn’t take any picture at this time) and hang out for a little while. I don’t remember exactly how, but the idea of grounding the Inca Kola and Gypsy Group came out at this point. The 3 of us really spent a great time together and I think we became good friends, just with 1 concern: how can we meet us again ASAP??? Hahaha. Well, the time went fast and it was time for me to leave. Eric walked with us to Sal’s car, said goodbye and Sal drove me to the airport. Thanks Sal!

I was on time, did security and was just waiting for my flight. Well, before leaving I got changed, hehe, Inca Kola shirt is just for special ocassions. While I was there, they announced the flight to Dallas would be delayed.

time to say good bye... :(
Oh oh!!! I wasn’t worried, it would be just for 10min. I had enough time to take the flight from Dallas to Miami; also I was talking to a man who was telling me the whole story of his family, haha. He asked me what I have been doing in KC, telling him the whole story would have taken forever and ever, so I just smiled and said I spent a wonderful time with friends - which is 100% true. Well, before I noticed we were departing.

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Yadi & Sal :)
Yadi & Sal :)
so sweet - sharing Peruvian tejas
so sweet - sharing Peruvian tejas
enjoying a Sunday brunch with our …
enjoying a Sunday brunch with our…
kids having fun at the fountain
kids having fun at the fountain
do you want to join the club and g…
do you want to join the club and …
ok, this can be the Inca Kola mobi…
ok, this can be the Inca Kola mob…
time to say good bye... :(
time to say good bye... :(
he was fixing the omelets
he was fixing the omelets
yummy Salmon...
yummy Salmon...
this was really tasty and I love t…
this was really tasty and I love …
fresh and delicious seafood!!!
fresh and delicious seafood!!!
tasty salads
tasty salads
fresh salads...
fresh salads...
ok, meat lovers...
ok, meat lovers...
delicious desserts
delicious desserts
more desserts...
more desserts...
Round 1: omelets & fresh fruit
Round 1: omelets & fresh fruit
something light to start
something light to start
trying some small oranges. Eric, w…
trying some small oranges. Eric, …
Round 2: seafood & fish
Round 2: seafood & fish
new friends, yeah!!!!
new friends, yeah!!!!
Round 3: meat, I kept on going wit…
Round 3: meat, I kept on going wi…
Sals desserts
Sal's desserts
My desserts
My desserts
Erics desserts
Eric's desserts
with Hector!!! the helpful waiter!…
with Hector!!! the helpful waiter…
Sal got a cells sock too - hehe
Sal got a cell's sock too - hehe
my head was on fire...
my head was on fire...
The Antique Show
The Antique Show
playing with water in a hot day is…
playing with water in a hot day i…
the pool looked so tempting, so ba…
the pool looked so tempting, so b…
he enjoyed it, but had to wait unt…
he enjoyed it, but had to wait un…
The golden stuff: The Inca Kola
The golden stuff: The Inca Kola
Salud!!!
Salud!!!
Shawn and Yadi showing proudly the…
Shawn and Yadi showing proudly th…
with the other yellow stuff Shawn …
with the other yellow stuff Shawn…
with Marcus!!! he was just coming …
with Marcus!!! he was just coming…
thats the way to drive!!!
that's the way to drive!!!
Shawn and Tim were leaving - notic…
Shawn and Tim were leaving - noti…
with two nice ladies at the bar, t…
with two nice ladies at the bar, …
waiting at KCs airport
waiting at KC's airport
I still couldnt stop taking pics
I still couldn't stop taking pics
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