Monday, May 11, 2009
We met our dear friend Chris in Kansas City for the weekend. We saw the Kenny Chesney concert which is a tradition for Chris and I (I don't want to hear it, I know it's cheesy, but it's a really good time, and you shouldn't knock it till you try it), and we did tons of shopping and touristy stuff. We stayed with my friend Julia who lives in a lovely neighborhood of craftsman homes really close to downtown. We spent a lot of time sitting on the porch and walking around in the 70 degree weather.
I kept thinking Nashville and Kansas City are supposed to be the same size, but KC has a lot more going on for it--at least a lot less country music stuff. The farmer's market was PACKED. They also have a real live art museum, the Art Institute of KC, a Paper-Source store, and the best BBQ you could ask for in a gas station. Oh, and Crate and Barrel, where we bought ourselves a SUPER new couch.
We ate brunch at Succotash in the City Market. I couldn't believe how busy the farmer's market was. Crazy!
We ate so much that we had to get to-go boxes, but Jason was hell-bent on getting a Polish sausage as well. He's crazy like that.
And you know I had to squeeze in some art. We went to Hammerpress and I asked a ton of questions. Hammerpress is a major letterpress studio, based in Kansas City. They had so many presses! And nothing on drying racks! I guess that's what the difference is between my little press which just "kisses" the paper, and those big mamas that really put an impression in.
Here is Jason at the art museum.
I miss my friends and the big city already! I didn't realize how starved for city life I was! I'll have to go back and see Julia sometime soon. Maybe I can actually eat sushi somewhere.