National WW1 Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri
The base of the Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri
The entrance to the National WW1 Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Inside the National WW1 Museum. Each artificial "poppy" represents 1000 people killed during WW1 - there are over 9000 poppies on this floor
A French artillery piece (on left) and a Bavarian Mortar (on right). Inside the National WW1 Museum
An actual WW1 tank on display inside the National WW1 Museum
An actual Ford small truck used in the Great War of 1914-1918 inside the National WW1 Museum
A view from the tall Liberty Memorial looking west into Kansas State. Ralph is down there somewhere!
A view of downtown Kansas City which is located in Missouri. The Kansas City Union Station is in the foreground
Looking directly down from the Liberty Memorial - over 300 feet down!
FOR CAROL - a Michael Kor "Camille" watch at $225 USD in the Kansas City Country Club Plaza store
Decorative lamp post in the Country Club Plaza Square, Kansas City, Missouri
The Cheesecake Factory with its "chiming" Spanish Tower located in the Country Center Square Plaza, Kansas City Missouri
Inside the huge Kansas City Union Railway Station
The main foyer inside the Kansas City Union Railway Station, Missouri
The Kansas City Union Railway Station located in the Missouri side of Kansas City
A drive-in ATM, Kansas City, Kansas. They are everywhere in the US
******* And now Kansas City is famous for its fountains *******
One of several fountains located in the Kansas City Country Club Plaza Square, Missouri side
Another fountain located in the Kansas City Country Club Plaza Square, Missouri side
And another fountain located in the Kansas City Country Club Plaza Square, Missouri side
The J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain located in the Kansas City Country Club Plaza Square, Missouri side
Neptune Fountain located in the Kansas City Country Club Plaza Square, Missouri side
Crown Center Square Fountain located near downtown Kansas City, Missouri
The Henry Bloch Fountain located in front of the Kansas City Union Railway Station, Missouri
It's Sunday here in Kansas City and the weather is very warm and overcast - no sign of rain. The traffic in Kansas City is mild compared what it was yesterday and actually enjoyable driving around. We had the top down on Ralph for awhile. We had a lazy day, woke up late, had a late breakfast and headed for the National World War One Museum. This is located nearby and easy distinguishable around Kansas City. It is a tall tower perched on a hill. The museum focuses on the Great War and surprisingly there is a huge display on all things prior to America's entry to the war. It is a good museum almost as good as our Australian War Memorial - almost! The view from the top of the tower is commanding however the mist that surrounds Kansas City prevented any good photographs to be taken. From the Liberty Memorial we headed for the Country Club Plaza. This is a huge shopping complex bounded by many streets. All the famous brand shops are there and even a Anne Taylor shop. A brief visit to Ms Taylor and Anne said no more - I am over it! There is nothing in there that appeals me. Now this is a good thing - more money for other items. We had lunch in a Noodle cafe which was delicious - all fresh food and not fried! Kansas City doesn't have much going for a large city. There are no local tours one could take in the sites. In fact Kansas City is the starting point for all the trails to the south and west back in the 1800's - the Santa Fe trail, the Oregon trail and so on. Therefore this city is now the hub for the railway and all goods seem to move in and out of the city. The railroad freight system is huge. Nevertheless what Kansas City has done is created and built many fountains. It is called the Fountain City so that's what we did for the afternoon. Just took photos of the many fountains Kansas City has to offer. Tomorrow we travel to St Louis in Missouri for three nights. It will be a four hour drive and we'll heading east again. Cheers.
Neil has a John Wayne quote book which he will drop a piece of the Duke's fine words every day within this blogspot - it will be in italics and hope readers will enjoy. The first quote of our holiday: "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please"