Friday, December 18, 2009
We pressed on to Kansas City from St. Louis and arrived before the weather turned bad. Kansas City has a famous old urban shopping center--notable because it prepared for the dominance of the passenger vehicle very early on--called Country Club Plaza, which has a very nice Christmas light display. It was interesting to see and there were many parking garages carefully hidden. When we arrived the weather was pleasant, but the next day it poured. That night it snowed. The next day it got really cold. From a weather standpoint, Kansas City was not a very good destination. While we were seeking adventure and a new experience in flyover country, it seemed that the most sensible way to view Kansas City might be from 30,000 feet.