Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Going to Kansas City

O-- Good afternoon--today we are off to Oceans of Fun. One of Kansas City's water parks. Oceans opened in May of 1982 with a tropic theme. At the time of opening, it was the world's largest water park. There are 60 acres to explore here. Visitor's can choose from 33 slides, a wave pool, the lazy river and a monsoon to name a few. www.visitmo.com/oceansoffun P-- Some of you know this place from previous posts. For those of you new to this--Welcome to the Plaza! One of the oldest downtown shopping/business districts in Kansas City. It is surrounded by many quaint older neighborhoods. The shopping district was established in 1922 and designed after buildings in Seville, Spain. This was an attraction for those shoppers coming to the city by car. On the Plaza, visitors will find many restaurants, cafes, stores and shoppes. During the summer, holidays and weekends their is a variety of cultural and entertainment activities for all. One of the funnest activities is The Plaza Lighting Ceremony. It began in 1925 with a single strand of lights places over a door. The first lighting ceremony was in 1930. Today there are more than 80 miles of lights strung on the buildings all over the Plaza. Turning on the lights kickoffs the holiday season and is held on Thanksgiving evening each year. If you happen to be in town over Thanksgiving come on down, it is a beautiful sight!! R-- Royals--our Major League Baseball team. The Royals were established in 1969 after the KC A's left town. Kauffam Stadium hads been home to the Royals since 1973. In 1985 we won the World Series! Come to a game if you are in town. Hope you are enjoying the tour of our city and I hope that you are continuing to find out things you didn't know about the big KC. For me, I have learned a lot while researching some of the places featured, that has been fun for me. We have a few more places and then we will be finished. Come back tomorrow-cause you never know where we will go! ~Keep on Dreaming~

5 comments:

  1. Some really great places! I know I would love that big ol' water park. Can't wait to see the rest!
    Shug

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  2. I am loving this! I hope you are feeling better!

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  3. Melinda, thanks for the tour of K.C. It is one of Missouri's wonderful cities! I would encourage you to see the Steamboat Arabia Museum too. It's a fascinating place. Have fun while in MO! Twyla

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  4. I popped in to see if ya were feelin' better.

    Woohoo...'love Oceans of Fun!!! We always tried to make our medical visits to Chirdren's Mercy a funcation too. We often too the kids to OoF!

    The Plaza is one of my fave places ever. Is Anna's Santa Fe still on the Plaza? OMG...the best Mex! :o)

    God bless and continue to feel better sweetie! :o)

    Next Week: Camp Grandma begins........

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  5. Thank you for the tour. Looks like such a beautiful place to visit.

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