D--On our stop today we willbe looking Downtown.Our fair city was incorporatedin 1850 on the banks of the
Missouri River.Downtown as with mostis filled with offices, banks,restaurants, hotels and a variety of entertainment venues.Back in the day --downtownwas the place to go for everything.Business and pleasure. Women"dressed for lunch" and shopping and men donned a suit to go to work. But timechanges and so do cities. Whenneighboring cities developedtheir own business parks andshopping centers/malls werebuilt, many didn't need to "godowntown to do their business.A lot of businesses left the area and downtown became lost inthe shuffle of change. Todayand over the last 10 years, therehas been an interest in revitalizingthe Downtown core and nowwe have reason to "go downtown."E--Now that you know a little aboutdowntown, there are many otherplaces to explore in Kansas City.Museums, restaurants, shoppingcenters/malls and theatres. Citiessurrounding the downtown core have much to offer too.Two websites for you:www.visitkc.comwww.360kc.comF--Our next stop are the beautiful fountains of our big city!Kansas City is known as "TheCity of Fountains." We havemore fountains than any cityin the world except Rome, Italy.As a matter of fact there is a nine page list of the fountainsin the KC metro area. I hadno idea that we had THATmany fountains and I havelived here FOREVER! We are so fortunate to have such beautiful fountains here. Above is a night view of the fountain at the ballpark.It is beautiful in the daylightbut at night with the lightsoh boy!The ballpark fountain duringa day game. If it is a hot windyday and you are lucky youmight get a little spray whilestanding behind the fountain.This is the beautiful J. C.Nichols fountain onthe eastern edge of the shopping district we have-called The Plaza. It is a popular spot for engage-ment, wedding, senior,family/group pictures.This one is in the Quality Hillneighborhood downtown. Singles, young couples andbusiness professionals callthis area home.
I am Missouri born and bred but Kansas wed. Mr. Ken and I have been married for 10 + years! Time flies when you are having fun.
My job takes me back to elementary school where I work with students who have special needs and in the summer I play! During my playtime, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, crafting, cooking, reading, gardening and blogging to name a few. I also enjoy watching football both pro and college. Go TIGERS!