Day 26: Indianapolis, Indiana

August 9, 2012 | Blog, Road Trip | No Comments

Mother finally got her wish of seeing an art museum on our trip. Some other ones we could have gone to were closed on Mondays, or weren’t part of the museum membership circle, so she was thrilled when we arrived at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, one of the top 10 art museums in the country. Before that, however, we…

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Day 25: St. Louis, Missouri

August 7, 2012 | Blog, Road Trip | No Comments

Welcome to the Gateway to the West! After a morning of driving (we managed to get out of the hotel by 10am! A new record!), we arrived in St. Louis (only two days after Andy had his ATO convention here), and got to spend all of four hours there. We went to the Arch, officially known as the Jefferson Westward…

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Day 24: Kansas City, Missouri

August 6, 2012 | Blog, Road Trip | No Comments

Apparently, there are two Kansas Cities, within miles of one another. One, in Kansas, is known as KCK, and the other is in Missouri, where we spent the day today. Having never seen Kansas City in a photograph or heard about it from anyone, I admit that I thought it would be a bumbling, dusty little Midwestern city, perhaps with…

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Day 23: En route to Kansas City, Missouri

August 5, 2012 | Blog, Road Trip | No Comments

Not much to report today. We got a late start, but Mother insisted on going to JJ’s for dim sum again, so we got lunch there and began the long, 9 and a half hour trip to Kansas City. We did stop at a Kansas travel center, where we spent a good 30 minutes throwing paper airplanes around with the…

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Day 22: Denver, Colorado, Part 2

August 4, 2012 | Blog, Road Trip | No Comments

Our second day in Denver only reaffirmed my love for cities. We spent the morning at the Hammond Candy Factory, which produces handmade candies (mainly candy canes and lollipops, many of which are filled with chocolate or peanut butter). We took the tour of the factory and bought far too much candy. Ben’s blue jawbreaker made him look like he…

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