Road Trip Entry #10 – Blue Sky Heat In K.C.

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” (Mungo Jerry)

Ruth and I typically adapt well to the unpredictable nature of weather conditions we face on our road trips. So how might we then have dealt with those 100 degree+ temperatures sitting over the U. S. Midwest this week as we settled into a three night stay in Kansas City Missouri? For sure, those long walking tours of downtown and adjoining parks would have to wait for another K.C. visit when cooler weather prevailed. Instead, we would follow our keen senses of sight, sound, smell, and taste to enjoy K.C. in a more subdued fashion. The next destination of this road trip will take place in the Windy City of Chicago. Enjoy the photos.

Listening to the pleasing hum of cicadas from the backyard patio of our latest Air B& lured me to relax in early evening on this tree strung hammock.
Finding free downtown parking near historic Freight House Bridge, I found an inviting spot to watch trains go by.
The cavernous interior of historic Union Station in downtown K.C. provided a scenic place for us to saunter quietly away from the outside heat and city “buzz” of human activity.
Several downtown K.C. sights “caught my eye” from the air conditioned comfort of our thirty minute streetcar ride.
The Negro Baseball Museum and nearby music clubs stood prominently in view as we drove along the tourist heavy corridor of 18th Street and Vine.
On a side street behind 18th Street, I discovered a statue of famed saxophonist Charlie Parker.
Barbecue at its finest in Kansas City enticed us to eat a tasty pulled pork lunch at the original “Joe’s restaurant.
Free t’shirt giveaway night and cooler nighttime weather at Kauffman Stadium lured Ruth and I to attend a Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White baseball game.

One thought on “Road Trip Entry #10 – Blue Sky Heat In K.C.

  1. The historic Union Station in downtown K.C. looks absolutely amazing. Just taking in the Grand Halls immense ceiling with those beautiful chandeliers makes it for a great reason to visit not to mention all the history. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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