Saturday June 14 cont.
Our next stop was McCoy's Public House
in Westport, so WJ
could enjoy a microbrew. The place was crowded, especially with what seemed to be several bachelorette get togethers. Since we all wanted to watch the college baseball World Series game on the tv and there were no chairs available, we stood at the bar.
While we were chatting, I felt someone trying to burrow their way between WJ
and myself. I turned around and an attractive 25 year old was now between us and she asked if we minded her smoking. Usually, yes, but, now.....not so much. Anyway, she was very outgoing (and a little drunk) and somehow the conversation turned to how much she enjoyed ice fishing when she went to college at St. Cloud State in Minnesota. The idea of this petite young lady sitting out on the ice in the cold, waiting to land fish was extremely funny to us. And yes, you know who, did ask her about lutefisk! I will never be able to think about ice fishing again without thinking of her.
After two beers each for TTM
and a couple of iced teas for me, we decided to move on. By this time, WJ
was very tired, so we dropped him off back at his hotel. WJ
, you should have napped instead of taking your walk in that heat. You missed the fun of the rest of that night! Actually, I think you were just trying to get out of pushing a van in the middle of traffic, like we ended up doing. So maybe you are the smart one after all. I'm just glad you didn't incite another brawl like you did in Mobile. http://www.mccoyspublichouse.com/kansascity/
was staying in Country Club Plaza, TTM
and I myself had talked about going to Winstead's
. This is another famous late night burger joint and there was one located right down the street. Considering how much we both had eaten earlier in the day, neither one of us was hungry. But, being dedicated Roadfooders, we thought we should at least go see what the place looked like. Then I started thinking, I could at least have a milkshake. So, TTM
parked and we took some photos of the outside.
Love all the neon!
Since this is one of Kansas City's most popular entertainment areas, the streets were quite crowded. So instead of going in, we headed over towards the other attractive buildings and the fountain. Noticing a van at the intersection, with two teenage boys trying to push, we jumped in to the situation to help.
This is a very busy intersection and it was quickly arranged with the cars next to us that they would wait once the light changed to let us push the van onto a side street. The light turned green, we start pushing and no Travelin Man
! I look back and he is playing chicken with the bus behind us trying to retrieve the lens cap off of his camera, which fell into traffic. That was very brave! Wait, is brave the right word?
Anyway, we got them parked on a side street and they were very grateful.
After walking around the Plaza for a while and taking lots of photos that didn't turn out of the beautiful fountain, we headed back to Winstead's
More to come.....