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Kansas City’s Blue October

Kansas City….We had the privledge of visiting Kansas City during Blue October, the KC Royals run for the pennant. The city was alive and connected with excitement of their beloved hometown team. We connected with friends in a suburb of KC on Lake Tapowingo. We were treated to a weekend of all things KC. We began with the Boulevard Brewery tour in Kansas City. Not only did we get tasty beer samples, but we were throughly entertained and educated by our tour guide Adam with a mix of humor and hops.

Then there’s the food…Porky’s BBQ is a foodie treasure trove. The place is only open Friday-Sunday from lunch time until the meat is are all gone, which is usually only a few hours. The food is extraordinary and the concept simple, do what you do best and specialize in it!
Further in the city, there’s The Flea. A quirky historic flea market turned restaurant, provides a glimpse into the past of old downtown KC. Boasting their award winning chicken panini, The folks at The Flea were fun and engaging. The restaurant still saves room for a few flea market bargains, so shopping is part of the experience.

We love the spirit of Kansas City and their championship attitude! Thanks Mark and Jacque for sharing your great city with us.

Heading west,
The Humbleweeds
Eric and Lori

Fargo, Just North of Normal

There may be other reasons to go to Fargo ND, but for us there is only one reason to go…to see the infamous wood chipper used in the Coen brothers cult classic film, Fargo. The welcome center hosts two wood-chippers, a replica outside and the original movie prop is inside. The friendly folks at the Welcome Center will provide you with additional movie props for fun photo opportunities. “The Woodchipper “has its own Facebook page and website. Just south of Fargo is town called Normal. Of course, we had to see what Normal looks like…simplicity at its core.

The Humbleweeds
Eric and Lori

Minnesota Folks Sure Are Friendly!

Minnesota folks are so nice! We had the most delightful time in Minneapolis, don’t ya know. We had dinner at a local Culvers, a local fast food chain. We ordered burgers, fries and cokes and found our way to a table. In the corner of the dining room was a gathering of musicians (all senior citizens) delivering a classical bluegrass gospel sound that was merry and bright. I think we may have stumbled upon a senior’s local hang out…but we were welcomed just the same, don’t ya know.

Nice matters!

The Humbleweeds
Eric and Lori

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