Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 9 -- shifting to Kansas City


On our way to Kansas City.  Looking southeast.  That is I-275 heading for Toledo, with a distant view of the big water -- Lake Erie, and a glimpse of the nuke plant on the shore.

Most of the way to KC looked like this -- not the best day for aerial photography.

When we got closer to Kansas, the clouds were broken.

Looks dry down there.....


A hazy look at downtown Kansas City, Missouri (and the old airport, in the foreground).

We have now picked up the rental car, and have found our way to the Sheraton Crown Center.

Walking down the hallway, glancing into a cardboard box.....

Apparently people have complained about "not enough hangers" -- they were adding a handful of these to every room, I guess.  We must have had 20 hangers in our closet, including the 8 or 10 more-expensive nice ones that were there before some of these joined them.

We had a spectacular window -- at least 5'x5'.  I like it when I get an almost 180-degree view of the sky......  This is looking north.

We were in KC because my better half and his bridge partner won some money to participate in one of the events of the spring national tournament.

This is one of the rooms in which bridge would be played......

Art in the hotel lobby.  Suspended shiny balls.  This looked different from every angle.....

Another look out our window.

A closer look.  New and not-so-new buildings, and the basketball arena where the regional college tournament was taking place.

Hotel lobby.

The rooms in the Sheraton have refrigerators.  Nice (and unusual for downtown hotels -- I hope it's a trend!).  We are on our way out to find a grocery.

Kansas City has a streetcar that runs on tracks in the road.  It goes up and down Main Street, from the train station up to the market area.  It's free -- just hop on, and hop off.  This makes it really convenient for tourists who want to go to the performing arts venues. or to the basketball game, or to see the Steamboat Arabia Museum (which has the largest collection of consumer goods from 1856 in the world).

Or to the grocery.  Cosentino's is a very nice grocery about a mile up Main Street from Union Station.  We got milk and Cheerios and a few other necessities.

When we got back, it was getting dark, and Union Station was lit up for the evening.


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