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Something in the water

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Is anyone else having a weird week? Tell me it’s not just me. There’s something strange in the water, right? My bizarro week has included coming back from Kansas City on Monday, staying home sick on Tuesday, and Wednesday, well Wednesday was a doozie. Some major and emotional things are happening at work right now and my head is still reeling trying to process it all.

Anyway, moving on.  Alex and Josh are coming up tonight so Alex and I can do our long run for this week together while the husbands cook dinner. Tomorrow Jacob and I are heading to Little Rock for the weekend. I’m running the Race for the Cure again on Saturday with my sister.

But let’s talk about Kansas City. Shall we?

We were planning to leave early Saturday morning, but were both exhausted from the day before so we slept in and left Fayetteville around noon. We when we got to our hotel (the Hyatt Regency downtown) they told us that they were sold out and offered to pay for our room for the night if we would switch to the Westin across the street. Free fancy hotel room, you say? Sign me up. After hauling our luggage back to our car in the parking deck and driving literally across the street to the Westin, re-hauling our luggage from the new parking deck to the check-in at the Westin, and finding our room, it was time to relax for a little bit and watch the second half of the Razorback game.

Our lovely (and FREE!) corner room

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View from our balcony on the 11th floor.

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Did you know Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains?

Appropriately, we had one  right outside of our room fountain

After the Hogs won, we ventured out for dinner. Being obsessed with Diners, Drive-Ins’ and Dives, we knew we had to try some of Guy’s Kansas City recommendations. We went to a hole-in-the-wall restaurant called Swagger so Jacob could get a burger called the Dead Texan.

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What is this monstrosity, you ask? The Dead Texan is two Texas toast grilled cheese sandwiches with a 1/3 lb. burger, 1 egg, 3 slices of bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapenos, and peppercorn mayo in between. And you better believe my dear husband ate every single bite.

after

While we ate we were entertained by a guy at the bar who had a live snake around his neck who started asking women if they ‘would like to touch his snake?’  which prompted the first of several ‘WTF Kansas City?’ throughout the weekend.

snake_guy

Day 2 of our Kansas City adventure coming soon!

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  • randazzle October 16, 2010, 12:10 pm

    omg i also love Diners, Drive-Ins’ and Dives. they did a thing on a sandwich shop, sam lagrasses, in boston, but considering the place is only open from 11am to 1pm weekdays, we never had the chance to go. :( that’s the first time I’ve ever made an emoticon for a sad face.

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  • Steves June 21, 2012, 2:17 pm

    Charlie likes the dead Texan as well.

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