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Mission Secondary Objective #5 Achieved!

There are also air museums in Kansas City!

The TWA Museum was nice, with some amazing, knowledgeable, and very friendly docents!

The Airline History Museum and the TWA Museum are both at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.


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Mission Primary Objective #2 Achieved!

This Sunday was more fun and had a more satisfying result than last Sunday!

Arrowhead Stadium is a holy place to my people…

We had really great seats and were playing our hated arch rivals, the Oakland Raiders.

WE STOMPED THEM, 35-3! And it really wasn’t as close as that score might indicate.

The Chiefs now have won the AFC, have a bye week next week, and now are just two wins away from the Super Bowl for the first time since 1969.

Meanwhile, we’re packing for a busy day of travel tomorrow. Back to reality – or at least “reality-adjacent” for a transition day.

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Mission Secondary Objective #4 Achieved!

Kansas City has the finest BBQ in the world. We love us some BBQ. We’ve been on a mission to work our way through some places that show up consistently on “best of” lists.

The original site, still a gas station as well.

Not only was the food good, but the live music was a ton of fun! John Paul’s Flying Circus had blues & jazz & rock and roll and they could play, especially Bill Dye on guitar.

Tonight was Q39, a newer, upscale place that was packed – glad we had reservations!

Those are the highlights so far (others had us wondering how they ended up on a “best of” list), with one more day to go. Something else going on tomorrow though…

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Mission Secondary Objective #3 Achieved!

We flew to Kansas City on Christmas Day. That whole thing about Christmas Day being a GREAT day to travel because the airports & planes are supposedly half empty on that day? Total BS, it was a cattle car.

In KC we have six days to “kill” before the football game on Sunday. Fortunately, the KC area has plenty to see.

The Negro League Baseball Museum is just wonderful. (More pictures, full story when we get home & I’m not writing this on my phone, etc…)

The same building also has the American Jazz Museum, also worth a visit!

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Mission Secondary Objective #2 Achieved!

We had one extra day in Seattle. More pictures when we get back home, blah, blah blah, blah…

The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle is the biggest US air museum that I hadn’t yet seen, and it was wonderful!

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Mission Secondary Objective #1 Achieved!

This trip is about more than just football. Both Seattle and Kansas City are places we’ve been in the past, but those trips were for other events (remember last year’s eclipse trip?) and there were limited opportunities for more conventional sightseeing side trips.

This time we had some slack. I’ll have many pictures and the full story later (when we’re back home) but this was the first of our Seattle secondary objectives.

The Chihuly Gardens & Glass is a spectacular exhibit!

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On To Kansas City

It was another O’Dark Thirty flight.

Once here we got settled in a FABULOUS hotel. (I’m sure many pictures to follow.) And had a beautiful (if chilly) sunset.

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