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James Naismith's Original Rules of Baseball
Thursday - July 3, 2017: We had a pleasant evening at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri as guests of KCTV-5. The weather was perfect and it was a great game, with both teams playing well. The Royals broke a recent losing streak with a 6-4 victory against the Seattle Mariners.

 

Kauffman Stadium - Kansas CIty, Missouri Kauffman Stadium
 
Friday - August 4, 2017: We made a second visit to the new Shawnee, Kansas restaurant, Sam's Southern Eatery. They didn't have oysters when I tried them last week and I really wanted to try their grilled oysters. Unfortunately, they were out of oysters again. With them being one of the 4 main items on the menu, they really need to post a sign or tell people when they are seated.

I went with the fried chicken gizzards, which were fairly good and inexpensive, though not as good as the nearby Stroud's or Go Chicken Go restaurants.

 

chicken gizzards - Sam's Southern Eatery chicken gizzards
Wednesday - August 9, 2017: I paid a repeat visit to Rajmahal, an Indian restaurant in Olathe, which is nearly 2 years old. The owner and Executive chef Mr. Rajendra Rana formerly headed the Indian Restaurant, Nirvana in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the second Indian restaurant at this location and the only Indian restaurant in Olathe. 

I haven't looked at the menu, yet, but the lunch buffet is very good and less expensive than most Indian buffets in the metro. It has a nice balance with several mildly spiced dishes and a couple that have a pretty good kick. The spicy house chicken curry is very good.

 

Rajmahal - Olathe, Kansas Rajmahal
Thursday - August 10, 2017: We learned of a new sunflower field which is open to the public and drove to Berryton, Kansas (just south of Topeka) to check it out after work. When we returned home, we added a new page devoted to Berry Hill UPick Farm. The farm is new just this year and with the popularity of the Grinter's Sunflower Farm in Leavenworth County, this seemed like a great way to gain visibility.

Before returning home, we stopped for supper at Specks Bar and Grill in Topeka. It had been over a year since my last visit to Specks and I had a quarter pound Bomber hot dog and a Two Alarm Spicy Chicken sandwich.

 

 
Saturday - August 12, 2017: We drove to Lawrence to photograph the new display of Dr. James Naismith's 13 Original Rules of Basket Ball in the DeBruce Center. The original rules are in the side of a hallway, opposite the "Wall of Quotes," and can be easily missed as you walk down the hall. They are not visible until a button is pressed next to their display case.

Our page about the Booth Hall of Athletics at the University of Kansas has been updated to include original rules. in the adjacent hall. 

 

Dr. James Naismith's 13 Original Rules of Basketball - Lawrence, Kansas Original Rules of Basketball
Sunday - August 13, 2017: Our page about Specks Bar & Grill in Topeka, Kansas has been updated with the August 2017 menu and some other changes. The half pound Bomber Hot Dog, which was one of my favorites has been eliminated, but they still offer a quarter pound Bomber hot dog, smothered in Swiss cheese, jalapeno peppers, sauerkraut and onions, for $5.49.

Rajmahal Indian restaurant in Olathe, Kansas was added to our Olathe Restaurant Guide.

We learned today that the T-Rex Cafe at the Legends in Kansas City, Kansas closed last night.

 

Bomber Hot Dog - Specks Bar and Grill Bomber Hot Dog
 
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