No Wine and Dine, No Tacos and Helping a fellow Reader.

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When the week began Leslie, Kristi and myself noticed a gaping hole in our schedules! We had NOTHING to do on Wednesday night. We play volleyball year round so a free night is always an ace! The 3 of us went to Wine and Dine @ Park Place and had dinner at Gordon Biersch (http://www.gordonbiersch.com). It's a made from scratch American menu and they brew their own beers. 

Apps and steak! 

Apps and steak! 

Dessert to fill the cracks

Dessert to fill the cracks

We didn't meet up again until Friday (separation anxiety) but when we did we hit up happy hour in Westwood at Taco Republic (http://eattacorepublic.com).  It's a cute street-style taco place that has outdoor seating and yard games.  Carla, Kristi's mom, and Billy decided to join us since the weather was crazy nice. No tacos were harmed in this outing but they could have - muerte! 🌮

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Next we helped out a fellow reader who shall remain nameless (ahem Liz). She was meeting her sisters in KC for a night out/bachelorette party for her youngest sister. What was the first thing she did? Text this awesome blog and asked for suggestions based on her hotel location.  We were part TripAdvisor and part Yelp all wrapped into one.  Hey what ever happened to Ask Jeeves?? Anyway here is how it all started:

 "Dear unfiltered adventure-er. We are small town folk looking for some big time fun in Kansas City for grace's all-sister soirée. Any suggestions?"

And here's how it all wrapped up: 

 "Had a great time! Thanks unfiltered adventures!!!"

  We really enjoyed "giving back" and knowing all this drinking and dining finally "helped" someone after a mere year and a half. That's how you know it's worth it. Don't hesitate to reach out for recommendations if you're a KC'er or from somewhere else! 

 

Steph

 

 

A Very KC Weekend

KC Bier Co patio fun!

KC Bier Co patio fun!

Last weekend we found ourselves with no planned activities!  Completely unacceptable for Unfiltered Adventure.  When we don't have plans, we typically don't know what to do with ourselves...so, we made last minute plans!  Friday evening the temperature finally dropped below 90 so we decided to head downtown to a place we all have wanted to try: SoT.  Unfortunately, that plan fell through due to a bad wreck causing the highway to be shut down (thankfully only one injury and no fatalities were reported!).  We hope to make it downtown this upcoming weekend so check back next week for our recap!  Thankfully, we are all swift thinkers and moved our happy hour to KC Bier Co.  You may remember that we visited this place for my birthday!  Billy and Bobby joined in on the fun and we sipped some Hefeweizen on the patio.  We caught each other up on our week, had some laughs, and even somehow got to planning a modern day "The Dating Game" for the single UA ladies and some poor, unlucky resident of Andrea's!  Cheers to that embarrassment!! 

KC Bier Co

KC Bier Co

KC Bier Co Patio

KC Bier Co Patio

Saturday we ventured out to KC Wine Co to celebrate National Mutt Day!  KC Wine Co hosted a Mutts & Merlot event outside where you could bring your dog and enjoy wine flights, snacks, games, and live music.  I'd never been to this winery and was excited to check it out.  They have a large outdoor area with picnic tables, yard games, and a stage for live music.  We didn't manage to do wine flights or drink Merlot, but we certainly entertained ourselves with our new friends Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and Cayuga White!  

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The actual winery looks like a half barrel and is beautiful inside. The indoor space is referred to as The Barrel Room and houses the tasting room and can accommodate private parties up to 100 people.  It would be a fantastic space for a wedding or bridal shower. Maybe if The Dating Game works out...

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A few of the yard games included chipping golf balls in the vineyard, giant chess, washers, bags and giant Yahtzee.  What a fun way to spend a gorgeous day outside laughing with friends and listening to live music!!

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And, we can't forget about the "mutt" part of the event.  Between the four of us, we have 5 dogs and were able to get them all together for a playdate!  They all did so well on their leashes and with the other dogs and managed to not tangle themselves up too much (they usually get to play freely in our back yards!).  

Badger - not a mutt, He's a purebred.

Badger - not a mutt, He's a purebred.

Porter and his toungue

Porter and his toungue

Barley the brute beauty

Barley the brute beauty

Sweet Sullivan

Sweet Sullivan

Riley the newbie

Riley the newbie

These five quite possibly could be "The five best friends that anyone could have".  I hope you sang that the way I did when I wrote it!  Here are a few more pics of the pups...and us!  Hope you have a fantastic week and we'll be back next week with more fun KC experiences!

Cheers! ~Kristi

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Family Fun

All of the Faded Days!

All of the Faded Days!

Happy Friday all!  Last weekend my friend Jenna came to visit and brought her daughter along for a girls trip!  Jenna wsa part of our epic adventure in Becoming Legionnaires.  This trip was a little different-less mud, more clean fun.  You may be thinking, what does Unfiltered Adventure know about entertaining kids...well not a ton, but we are always up for some fun!

They got in on Thursday and got stuck with the task of coming out to Shawnee Mission Beach to watch Kristi, Steph, and I play some sand volleyball.  It was roughly one million degrees, so perfect weather to sit outside in sand!  

I took off work on Friday so we could shop and play around town.  The only request was that we HAD to go to Build A Bear.  I learned so much about these furry creatures and Ashby was thrilled with the end result.  Meet Savannah the Panda.  While we were at Oak Park Mall, we took a spin on the carousel.  I can't tell you the last time that I have been on one, but turns out-still fun!

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All that shopping makes you hungry!  Sushi for the win at lunch!  There is a great place in the strip mall of all places near my house.  Sake has a great happy hour and really good sushi!  Bonus, they decorate the plates!

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Since I had a good excuse to check it out, we went to Freezing Moo's for some of their famous rolled ice cream.  They basically mix ingredients and cream on an "ice-grill" and create ice cream!  Jenna and I opted for a strawberry mango ice cream with some chocolate syrup and vanilla wafers.  It was delicious!

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To cap off a great day, we headed to our friends' house for a wine and chocolate party.  Chocolate Cork pairs chocolates and wines and teaches you about both in the process.  The best part is that they come to you!  #chocolatecheers

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Jenna and I managed to drag our butts out of bed for a fun cycle event on Saturday morning.  KC Running Company put on an outdoor cycle class by CycleBar.  After the workout, they had fruit and mimosas inside.  It was a great start to the day...even if we did have some wine the night before!

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Speaking of wine-what do you drink in the summer?? Rose All Day of course!  This Rose was actually really good and paired well with the pool!  Lots of relaxing, swimming, and swans made for a great Saturday.  The rest of UA was there too!  We just forgot to take a group pic. #bloggerfail

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It was still super hot outside on Sunday, so we opted for an indoor activity and checked out Legoland.  It was cool and had a fun ride where you got to shoot things with a laser gun.  I especially liked the mini versions of Arrowhead, Kauffman, and the KC Skyline.  

They even had a 4D movie (right-I had never heard of this before either!) which is really just a foam party for kids.  Bobby asked if I felt like I was at the Funky Town Car Wash (a bar in KC that is interesting to say the least...you have to see it to believe it!)

We had a good time, but Legoland is geared toward a younger crowd.  Ashby is 10 and thought some of it was cool and some of it was not.  

After we got bored of this place, we headed to Pinstripes for some bocce ball.

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As it turns out, Bobby is secretly a professional bocce ball player!  He and Jenna beat Ashby and I more times than we beat them...even though we didn't keep score.  Bocce was a lot more fun for adults and pre-teen kiddos alike!

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Don't mind us...just a little leap frog bunnies!  

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To cap off the weekend, we headed to Seasons 52 and Cooper's Hawk on the Plaza for a great dinner!  Mini desserts, great wine and steak, what more could you ask for??

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I hope they come back soon for more fun!!!

~Leslie