What else we saw in Kansas City

After our restorative lunch and an even more restorative nap, we set out for the World War I museum, partly because it was highly rated in Trip Advisor and partly because it was in the general direction of our dinner reservation.  It was well worth the trip despite these weak reasons for visiting.IMG_20160421_165412

It’s set on a hill with great views over the city, but the museum itself is mostly underground.  You could spend hours here, but we only had one.  Nevertheless, we saw  incredible recreations of battles, followed the timeline of the gaining, losing, gaining and losing of the same ground over and over, saw a recreation of a trench, watched videos and generally came away in awe both of the horrors of this war and the skill of the museum staff in presenting complex information in an engaging and illuminating way.  If your travels take you to Kansas City, go here!

We wandered around the art district at the tag end of a gloomy day and didn’t see much except for the remnants of the industrial side of KC.  Here’s a glimpse of the back of Union Station and some double-stacked freight cars.  IMG_20160421_192613We proceeded from here to our amazingly delicious dinner at Lidia’sbbhg_lidias_pittsburgh_9122_-_copyI did not realize until this very minute that the restaurant is run by that Lidia, Ms. Bastianich of PBS cooking show fame.  No wonder it was so good!  The best Caesar salad I have ever had, followed by our old friend cinghiale, this time in ravioli.  A perfect end to the day and to our Kansas City adventure.

 

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