4.05.2011

Getting our feet wet ...

We have been tooling around the city and its surroundings for two, almost three, days now.  We have survived one wicked storm and are once again enjoying warm temps and blue skies.  All in all its not bad. 

On Sunday we drove to Paola (20 minutes south ish) to eat at The Barbeque Shack.  Its a quaint little restaurant that was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  Since I am not a big fan of meat I ordered a yummy helping of fried okra and finished it off with the onion straws and an ice cold beer.  YUM!!!  The onion straws were a huge favorite at the table and the best I had ever had.  Lawyer and the middle child shared the ribs.  The oldest ordered a hamburger (I have no idea why) and the little one ordered the pork sandwich.  All were more than pleased with their choices.  My SIL indulged in the burnt ends which is a local favorite.  The ends of the brisket are cut and served as a entree all by themselves.  She reported they were divine.  There were signs everywhere advertising the kerosene cucumbers which I insisted we try.   They are fabulous but might be the hottest pickle I have ever smelled or eaten.  They advised us not to touch it but simply cut and enjoy.  Enjoy I did.  YUM!!

After a yummy lunch we headed back to Overland Park and drove the kids by the schools we have chosen for them.  They all seemed pleased and I was thankful for their positive attitudes.  Lawyer then took us into KC, Mo. to tour his office and treated the kids to ice cream.  They were so excited and he loved showing off his new work home.  A quick run thru the grocery store for some staples and snacks and we all called it a day.

Yesterday it was freezing outside and since we were all pooped from the ride, we stayed in.  A few million hands of cards and Farkle and Spider Solitaire for me and everyone was rested and ready when Lawyer returned home from work.  We chose a wing place for dinner where we happily played trivia and waited for the Championship game to start.  All in all a great day.

Today we headed back to KC, Mo. and headed for Union Station.  We spent most of the day in the Science Center and the Planetarium only stopping for lunch at Fritz's.  What a fun and cool place and one I am sure the kids will want to visit again!!!  I am now back at the hotel and resting while Babycakes is fast asleep next to me.  I mentioned she might get to stay up late and she was asleep faster than I could locate her favorite blanket. 

It's been a good week so far but I am continually reminded we are just visitors at this point.  The city is beautiful and the people are incredibly kind.  As I type now I realize it will take a lot of time and prayer before this new place feels like a home for me.  I am continually reminding myself that my family and my besties are my home and that will never change or go away.  And I know that we are doing what is being asked of us.  I am confident of that as the blessings continue to flow.  I am currently memorizing 2 Corinthians 4:18 to hide in my heart and bring me peace when I am scared. 

Hope you are all well and having a great week!!!
xo,
MPM

1 comment:

  1. Burnt ends are definitely a KC BBQ thing.

    I enjoy reading your posts about the city I live in. It's kind of cool to read them from someone just moving in's point of view. I hope you continue to enjoy this new adventure!

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