• International
  • Arriving in Marseille

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    First you travel. The excitement of going masks the boredom of getting there. You get on a plane, then off. Then on, then off. Then on, then off. You plan to sleep over the ocean, but the airline is determined to feed you. Every time you get comfortable and start to sleep, they come through […]

  • International
  • A rainy night in Frankfurt

    Wet streets of Frankfurt

    We arrived just before noon on a Monday. As with so many European trips, we went directly from the plane, to baggage claim, to a subway train and didn’t experience the Frankfurt weather until we stepped out of the Konstablerwache stop near our hotel. We were greeted with light rain and a gloomy sky – a […]

  • International
  • Paris – Day 6

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    Anniversary Day   We’ve got to get that carousel marked off the list. We spend the morning walking through Montmartre and checking out the carousel and the Montmartre funicular (included in our metro pass). We have croissants and coffee at a lovely sidewalk cafe. We go back to the Biscuiterie de Montmartre and purchase macarons […]

  • International
  • Paris – Day 5

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    Musée du Louvre (€12/person, €24 total) We’re basically going here because everyone has said we have to. The funny thing is that all of the people who tell you to go don’t sound like they had much fun themselves. They’ll tell you about how crowded it was and how the Mona Lisa was small and the […]

  • Domestic
  • More KC

    Union Station Penny

    Other awesome Kansas City stops: La Bodega – 703 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111 Green Lady Lounge – 1809 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 Union Station – 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108