Tuesday, May 27, 2008

i have returned

We're back after a fun weekend in Kansas City. Surprisingly, we went to all the places we'd talked about going. That's surprising because often what happens is we have so many things on our to-do list we don't have time for some of them.

This is City Market, Kansas City's farmer's market. As you can see there is lots of produce on offer, as well as fresh flowers, both cut and bedding plants.

There were shops with bulk spices, clothing, candy--all kinds of stuff. There were also food stalls with meals cooked outdoors, right in the shopping area.

We chose to have lunch at the Blue Nile, an Ethiopian cafe. It was delicious.

Here's our lunch. I had lamb, David had chicken, and we shared the vegetables (lentils, collard greens, cabbage, potatoes, carrots). There were no utensils; everything was eaten by means of thin pancake type bread. It was a fun and interesting experience.

This is one of several bridges across the Missouri river which divides Kansas City, Kansas from Kansas City, Missouri. If you've ever read or heard of Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, they were set on the Missouri river.

Country Club Plaza in downtown KC is a wonderful place, not least because of all of the public art on display.
This horse is one of my favorite pieces. It stands outside a Chinese restaurant.

This young man was making friends with a bronze penguin, one of a set of three.

This fountain is between lanes of traffic on one of the streets downtown.

I'll post more photos tomorrow.

We had a wonderful time up until Sunday evening when I became the victim of apparent food poisoning. I will spare you the nasty details except to say I lost 8 lb. in two days. I was very glad to get back home and into my own bed. I'm home from work today, resting and recuperating.


Robin Mac said...

Oh Susan, what a way to end the holiday - but at least you had a couple of days of fun, and great pictiures to show for it. Cheers, Robin

Julie said...

Oh Susan, poor you!! I do hope you're feeling much better after a resful day. That must have been some bug!

CG said...

I'm glad you managed to have fun before disaster struck!!Hope you are better now!

Genie said...

Hope your Feeling Better, Glad goodies arrived safely,I am home from hols, but weather here is wet and miserable, and cannot seem to be able to get on. Take care.
Cheers Jean