Kansas City was founded in 1838 at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and developed into its present form in 1853. Situated opposite Kansas City, Kansas, the city was the location of several battles during the Civil War, including the Battle of Westport. The city is well known for its contributions to the musical genres of jazz and blues as well as to cuisine, especially the famous Kansas City-style barbecue (which I sampled..mmm). In March 2012, downtown Kansas City was selected as one of America’s best downtowns by Forbes magazine for its rich culture in arts, numerous fountains, upscale shopping and various local cuisine.
With over 200 fountains, the city claims to have the second most in the world, just behind Rome. The city also has more boulevards than any other city except Paris and has been called “Paris of the Plains.” Pretty cool stuff, eh?
To find out about the car troubles, the two good breweries, click here .
The following details the hospitality of Ven and Michal, on our day off in K.C. as well as some very sad news we received. Click here.