- October 3, 2015:
The annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour was this weekend.
tour at Davenport Orchards, Vineyard & Winery in Eudora. I was the
first person there today, which was unfortunate. Although they showed me
the processing area, they didn't want to take me out on a tour of
the vineyard until there were more people. After 45 minutes, I need to
get on to other farms and gave up on them. I had intended to buy wine at
the end, but was no longer interested.
a visit to the nearby Pendleton's Country Market, I went on to lunch at
Leeway Franks in Lawrence. I had a chili dog and I summer sausage sandwich
which was a special on the chalk board. The sausage was by far the better
of the two and had a lot of sliced sausage filling the Kaiser bun along
with American cheese, mayo, brown mustard, pickle slices.
thick cut fresh fries had a very crisp outer edge, without the meat of
the potato being cooked nearly as much.
went on to tour Coal Creek Farms, Prairie City Minis, Ad Astra Alpacas,
Vesecky Family Farms, Blossom Trail Bee Ranch, KC Pumpkin Patch and KC
these farms had obviously made a serious effort to accommodate the public
the public and prepare for the day, as a group they did a pour job of communicating
what there was to see and do. Ad Astra Alpacas did the best job of welcoming
and telling me what there was to see or do.
- October 11, 2015:
Following church, Linda and I drove to Kansas City, Kansas to have lunch
at Lutfi's Fried Fish & Chicken, dining in at one of only 3 tall tables
with two stools which are available for seating. I had the 5 whole piece
wing diner. I ordered the wings hot and they had a pretty good flavor,
though they were a bit tough and had a soggy coating, rather than crispy.
catfish were VERY good. I finished what she couldn't eat of the one pound
- October 16, 2015:
In the middle of the day I slipped up to the Piano Tuners Guild in Kansas
City, Kansas, which is only open during the daytime on weekdays. The Guild's
museum has some cool things like the piano which was on stage when Lincoln
was shot and a "piano player" - you put the piano roll in this device,
wheel it up to the piano and it plays the piano as you pump.
was told that photography was only permitted for private use, so I left
my card and hope that their Foundation will give me permission to post
the photos online.
Piano Tuners Guild
- October 17, 2015:
Linda and I had lunch at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri, which
is celebrating its 26th anniversary this weekend.
went on to game 2 of the 2015 American League Championship Series at Ewing
M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The baseball game was scheduled for
3:07PM start, but we arrived at Kauffman Stadium at 1:15 and had plenty
of time to explore the stadium before the game.
Toronto Blue Jays got off to a 3-0 lead, but the Royals came back with
a five run seventh inning and ended up winning 6-3. Two
pages of photos of the game.
Royals Hall of Fame viewed through the fountains