Friday, July 6, 2012

Going to Kansas City

H-- Today's tour begins with Hallmark Cards. "When you care enough to send the very best." For over 100 years Hallmark Cards has made KC home. Their world headquarters are located within the Crown Center complex. Cards, gifts, toys are developed and produced behind these walls. When visiting our fair city--make time to come to the Hallmark Visitor's center. While visiting you will discover the Hallmark story through interactive displays and interesting exhibits, these will give you a peek into the history and creative spirit of Hallmark. www.hallmarkvisitor'scenter.com I-- Up next-- Shawnee Indian Mission. (Cheating a little with the I) Located on beautiful grounds in a suburban setting, the mission was a manual training school for children from the Shawnee, Delaware and other Indian nations from 1839-54.
Also used for the Territorial
Governor offices , a supply
point on the Sante Fe and
Oregon Trails and a Union
Camp during the Civil War.
These buildings were also used
as a dorm and school for the
girls. One was used for classes
and living spaces for the
Superintendents and teachers.
Today you will find a
Visitor's Center, a gift
shop and exhibits in
another.
Many schools come to the
Mission on field trips. It
is an interesting place for
those interested in this era
of history.
Our last stop for today is
a restaurant well known
to Kansas Citians and
those from out of town who
have visited and returned
each time they are in town.
Jasper's is Kansas City's
MOST popular Italian Market
and Restaurant.
Jasper Sr and his mother opened
the doors in 1954 and some 45 years
later Jasper Jr heads the kitchen.
They are well known for their old
world recipes that produce hearty
and delicious dishes.
If you were with me in December,
you will remember that this is
where we celebrated our wedding
anniversary and it was DELICIOUS!
Back in the day a three course meal
cost the diner a mere .79 cent.
NOW...just a bit more. :) If you are
in town come to Jasper's for a
yummy in your tummy meal!
~Keep on Dreaming~

6 comments:

  1. More great places in KC!

    I like that you are working your list from
    A to Z.
    Very creative :)

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Kerin

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  2. Interesting....would love to visit the Mission! Jasper sounds delicious! :)

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  3. Your vacation looks like it is simply wonderful. I am so enjoying your pictures and what you have to say about KC. Thanks!

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  4. I never knew Hallmark was out of KC. What a fun idea this list is!

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  5. Thanks for the tour. I've always wanted to visit the Hallmark headquarters and I am happy to add Jasper's to my list.

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  6. Oh, I would love to visit Hallmark headquarters! I believe it is one really happy place and you guys are very lucky to have it in your city;-))) Melinda, I was not with you back in December, but I still want to say: "Happy Anniversary!" I'm glad you celebrated it in such a great, delicious place!;-)))

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