Attention All Geminis

This past weekend we celebrated Leslie & Billy's birthdays. Friday night called for a fancy dinner. It was our first time checking out Eddie V's on the Plaza. We enjoyed oysters, champagne and rose tastings, seafood delicacies and of course our go to Meiomi Pinot Noir. We all enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. Eddie V's will be a great addition to our special occasion favorites. When you go definitely order the lobster mashed potatoes and crab fried rice. You won't be disappointed. 

The bartender even gave us a couple of complimentary drinks!

The bartender even gave us a couple of complimentary drinks!

After dinner a crab, a monkey, a parrot and a flamingo walked into a bar...nothing happened, we all needed to get rested up for the next day of celebrating. 

Oh hey there parrot

Oh hey there parrot

The birthday celebrations continued Saturday. We partied like it was 1999. Literally, we were enjoying deliciously crisp and refreshing Zima. Want to know what bad decisions taste like? Have a Zima and don't forget the Jolly Rancher. 

The latest advertisement for Zima, sponsored by Unfiltered Adventure

The latest advertisement for Zima, sponsored by Unfiltered Adventure

Ain't no party like a Daniels Pool Party. We had good eats, good friends and lots of fun. We even managed to wear the pups out. Allow me to introduce Rylee the newest addition to the Daniels family. She and Sullivan are bonding and turns out Rylee likes the booze. She fits in perfectly with the crew. 

Pool party fun! 

Pool party fun! 

There were even yard games! Look how serious they were about playing washers. They were having the time of their lives until they lost the washers. So many people searching, still no luck finding them.  

Have you seen my contact?  

Have you seen my contact?  

A successful weekend full of birthday celebrations. I guess some of us really can have our cake and eat it too. 

Trick candles, hilarious.  

Trick candles, hilarious.  

Until next time Adventurers!  

Cheers,  

Andrea  

Do you hear banjos?

Kristi and I went on the annual float trip last weekend. The weather was perfect so we decided to do a 2 day float again! Boy did we see a lot of turtles so we had to abort that drinking game. As for the rest of the trip, it's kinda like Vegas....what happens on the river stays on the river so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Basically the best burger you've ever had at a slightly racistly named diner.

Yay Missouri - thank you for letting us drink in the car! 

Yay Missouri - thank you for letting us drink in the car! 

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The place where you lose sleep and gain new friends. 

When you have the camp site to yourselves you come up with new games to play. 

When you have the camp site to yourselves you come up with new games to play. 

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We are NOT buying firewood this year! Thanks nature! 

Cody came to party. 

Cody came to party. 

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Yay friends!

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Who runs the world? GIRLS!

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Some guys came with us too.

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Raft fun!

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Stop #14728

Float trips are hard! 

Float trips are hard! 

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Pistachio can!

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Post trip finish the cooler afternoon. This year there was a LOT to finish but we did it! 

Until next year River Ranch,

Steph

 

A Little Q&A

Last weekend we found ourselves catching up on real life adulting. Yard work, house cleaning, and errands galore. But, don't worry, a few of us still managed to get together at Grinders Stonewall for a few drinks on the patio. Since we didn't Adventure out, we thought we would share a little Q&A with the readers! 

Grinder's Stonewall - one of our favorite patios!

Grinder's Stonewall - one of our favorite patios!

How did you all meet?

Kristi and Leslie met when Leslie moved from Texas to Kansas City in 2005 and started working for the same company as Kristi. Leslie made Kristi join in on a work happy hour and the rest is history! Kristi said sianara to that job shortly after, but kept in touch with Leslie. When Kristi started her new job, she met Stephanie. They became fast friends and roommates shorty after. Leslie and Steph met through Kristi with Leslie becoming the 3rd roommate at Stephanie's house. The 3 of us lived together about 7 years! Last, but certainly not least, Leslie met Andrea when she started dating her now husband, Bobby. Bobby and Andrea are siblings! You follow me?

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How did you come up with your blog name?

Steph and Leslie came up with it. It pays tribute to our love of adventure and our favorite hometown beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat.  When they told me their idea for the name, I knew immediately it was perfect for us!  Fun Fact - if you ever need someone to come up with a clever team name for you, Stephanie is your person!

What made you guys want to start a blog?

We love Kansas City and love trying new things. So, we thought - why not write about the things we are doing?  It is a fun memory book for us and maybe someone else will need ideas or tips on places to go and sights to see around KC.  Readers can always check out our Libations Page for our favorite KC recommendations!

Dominican Republic!

Dominican Republic!

What has been your favorite adventure? 

I think one of our best adventures was the Dominican Republic.  You can read up on the trip here, here, here, here, and here. Told you we had a great time!!  If you thought we had fun on this trip, just wait to see what we have in store for you come September!

How do you come up with adventure ideas?

Social media! We scour Facebook and other media outlets to find out what is going on in town. We make a list of ideas and events about month out and try to pick events we find interesting or something we've never done before!

What is your favorite thing about Unfiltered Adventure?

Doing things! It's a good excuse to spend time with some of our favorite people!  It gets us out of the house and exploring Kansas City.

What is one thing we all have in common?

Our love for adventure...and wine...and champs...and beer...and traveling...and all the things we write about!

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We hope you are enjoying the first part of summer and can't wait to continue sharing adventures with you all!

Cheers! ~Kristi