If you have a bucket list, we suggest you put a long weekend in Kansas City, MO, on it. So much to see, do and enjoy. While in KC, we toured the Federal Reserve, World War I Memorial, Union Station where we enjoyed lunch, and picked up a trolley tour of the area. Two of the reasons we put KC on our itinerary was Harry Truman‘s Library and to take in a Royals ballgame. As it turned out they were playing the Detroit Tigers, beating Detroit 4 to 0. The Royals are an exciting team to watch and they did not disappoint the night we saw them.
Truman Library was well done. The lilacs were in full bloom at their internment. Mary’s father could not stand Harry. Not sure why other than he was a dyed in the wool Republican. When they were transferred to Eau Claire, Wis., back in 1955 they looked for a home in a new subdivision called Putnam Heights. All of the streets were named for presidents. Her mother fell in love with two homes one on Tyler and the other on Truman. Guess which street she grew up on? Too bad dad, we think Harry was a cool dude.
There was so much more to see that we have to save for next time as we moved on to Des Moines, Iowa. Here again another really nice area as well as the State Capitol which we toured. The public transportation is awesome so we took in the downtown area which is extremely well done and ate at a cool French Restaurant, “Django”. We finished out the day by going to the Iowa Cubs minor league ballgame.
The last two days we finally hit inclement weather took in a movie and relaxed. Tomorrow we are off to the Science Museum. Friday we are off to Iowa City to see the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library which will bring us to seven presidential libraries so far.
We have met some really nice people along the way. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.