Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hello from Kansas

It's not a Tuscan villa - it's the cafeteria in the Nelson Atkins museum in Kansas City. Lovely.

I was up at 5:30 am to make the flight, but typically, it was at least an hour late out of Newark. First, the announcement that the cleaners had not arrived yet to clean the plane. Then, 'the cleaners are working on the plane but there is a boken armrest on one of the seats and we are waiting for the mechanic.' When we finally boarded 40 min. late, the pilot announced that there were ten planes ahead of us and it would be about 35 minutes till we took off. Teensy plane: 2 seats on one side of the aisle and 1 on the other.

So, when I got to K.C. and my friend Bonnie picked me up, lunch and two museums were my reward . The Nelson Atkins museum has a wonderful sculpture garden full of Henry Moores. But then there was this sculpture - in fact, several of them around the grounds. And I couldn't resist. Bonnie callls it a shuttlecock; to me, it is a birdie. I love these quirky things! After the museums, Bonnie drove me through the Plaza, which is a lovely outdoor shopping area - architecturally different from the one in West Palm Beach, but similar high-end stores and yes, there was a Chico's - but no time to stop - or even take a picture. We stopped at the farm to buy purple asparagus (which is so tender, you eat it raw) and then we stopped at the mall, where I took my final picture of the day.We are going to do just that - grilling steaks tonight. Tomorrow, a pedicure and a stop at the Birkenstock store. Stay tuned.

8 comments:

Deb H said...

Wow, you are a busy girl! Hope it's fun! & your little garden is lovely. I had snow on Monday, nothing green here yet!

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I LITERALLY JUMPED OUT OF MY SEAT LOOKING AT THAT CAFE!!!! WHAT SPLENDOR -- AND HOW I WANT TO BE BACK IN ITALY!! THE SCULPTURE IS SO FUN!!!!!! Great photos -- now sketches????

Judy said...

Didn't you just love the Nelson Atkins!!!
KC is such a great city...have a great time!

cfent said...

love the license plate....
have a good one!!!

Sharon R said...

Actually, sounds like "Hello from Missouri!" Always loved the Nelson Atkins

And the Plaza in KC is known as the first planned shopping center (though more of a district). Don't you just love all the fountains????

Enjoy your visit.

Gerrie said...

So, everything is up to date in Kansas City!! Couldn't resist.

smarcoux said...

ok ok lets see the shoes you end up buying .... they have some fab ones out these days... awaitin your pics
Sandy

Deborah said...

I adore KC... especially the Plaza. You should see it during the holidays!