I love the fact that because of Goat Milk Stuff, we’ve been able to take the family on many adventures to many cities. We’ve been on television in St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and New York City. Our latest trip brought us to Kansas City.
We really enjoy the chance to be on television and share our soaps (and now our caramels) with the television reporters and their viewers. But our favorite part is getting to explore the city and learn a little about the culture and what makes it special. After the filming, we headed back to our hotel, got changed, ate “second breakfast”, and then drove around Kansas City before heading to Loose Park.
It was beautiful and the weather was perfect! We then headed to the Kansas City Library where the children thought the large books on the walls of the parking garage were cool:
There was also a large chess set on the roof of the library that they had fun with:
The sad part was that Indigo found a book that she’s been coveting and thought she’d be able to “borrow it from the library.” She started crying when she realized she couldn’t (making the librarian feel pretty bad).
After lunch (yes, Kansas City really does have AWESOME barbeque!) we headed over to the World War I Memorial.
Then we walked to the Kansas City Federal Reserve and toured the “Money Museum”. The Fed was pretty cool but I wish that they had some better tools to teach the children about exactly what the Fed does. There was a video (but I wasn’t impressed). I spend a lot of time teaching the children about money and borrowing and interest rates and I was hoping they’d have some good books at their little shop.
We were only in Kansas City for a total of about 36 hours, but we got a good overview of the city and their Barbeque! I thought Kansas City was well kept with friendly people and was surprised by how much elevation there was. I actually earned a “Redwood Forest” badge from my fitbit* from walking up and down as we walked around the city.
One of the reasons we’re able to enjoy the city so much is because not only are the children older (so they can walk and enjoy the sites), but also because Jim does a lot of prep-work finding out about the city and what our family would enjoy doing before we even arrive. He had a list of places we could visit and the children got to choose which ones they were most interested in.
You don’t have to be on television to take advantage of the opportunities around you. I know there are a few dozen things that I want to visit within a two hour radius of our home that I haven’t gotten around to doing – yet!
Where’s the latest place you’ve visited?