Children of the Corn

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I think we can all agree this was the scariest movie of 1984. It still haunts me to this day and I always think of it anytime i’m near a corn field. BUT when you hide tables in it with delicious beer and wine I’m totally down!  So we went to the Liberty Corn Maze event “Sauced and Lost” last weekend and gave it our best shot. We received a map of the maze, a punch card and we were off on a very humid evening. Before finding the first table we found the line and man was it LONG! So we decided to find the second table because all the chumps were bound to be at the first stop. Turns out, nope!  All 6 lines were insanely long.  The event did sell out and i’m guessing attendance was roundly 89,000 people.

Here are some tips and tricks if anyone is headed out there:

- pre drink

- get a walking drink before entering the maze

- bring a flask  

- bring a flashlight/headlamp

- bring bug spray

- don’t drop cups

- play music 

- don’t wear white shoes

- bring neck coozie

Here’s how the evening progressed:

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Saturday morning Andrea, Leslie and myself decided to give back to our community and volunteer our time at Cross Line Community Outreach. (Andrea thought there would be doughnuts - there was not). We ended up deep cleaning a place that serves over 200 lunches a day! We took our talents to the kitchen and scrubbed the ovens/racks/walls until we could see our reflections/give up.

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After all our generosity the pack got back together at the new Shake Shack on the plaza. We played it pretty basic and ordered the single ShackBurger, Fries and a ShackMeister Ale. Overall pretty good if you haven’t tried it before but it’s because of the ShackSauce and it’s searved on a damn potato roll. The Beer was really good and you can only get it at Shake Shack and is brewed by Brooklyn Brewery. We’ll definitely be back but will be better prepared for fight club...ahem trying to grab a table.

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Cheers, 

Steph

Oktoberfest in September

Back from Colorado where we drank all of the beers Guanella Pass had to offer left us wanting more!  Luckily, Old Chicago has just the thing!  Oktoberfest in September.  Old Chicago frequently does mini tours where you can win a prize.  Normally by the time we finish the tour, the prizes are gone and we never cash in on the rain checks.  So this time, we set our minds to finishing the tour as fast as possible.  11 beers and 1 bratwurst pizza later...these cozy sweatshirts were all ours!!  Note: if you want to do the tour, there is still time.  Ends 9/30.  We had a clear favorite in the Goose Island Oktoberfest.  All 3 of us loved it!

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After carb loading on all of those beers, I met up with Lee and Missy for a quick 5K on Saturday morning.  Lee and Missy are some of our fittest friends...they do races all of the time!  I was happy to get to tag along.  My friend Sarah is an amazing supporter of Parkinson's Research.  She is part of Team Fox and often runs, volunteers, and advocates with the Michael J Fox Foundation.  Great cause!! 

Each year many of us band together to run for her dad Wally.  He shows up each year and walks in the race.  He is fierce fighter of the disease and continues to show strength and determination as he battles the disease!

Don't mind my sweaty post run selfie!  We missed the group picture and didn't take any while running.  We did do a lot of laughing while we blazed through the 3.1 miles.

It was a beautiful morning, so Andrea and I went to the Overland Park Farmer's Market for some coffee and produce.  You find the biggest vegetables at that market!  Don't mind her Italian Squash!  The weather turned dreary and blah while we were at the market, so we headed off to run a few more errands and meet up with Kristi at Lulu for some shopping and a pop up shop for some of my favorite earrings from Nickel and Suede.

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Steph was off on her own adventure at the Lenexa Spinach Festival.  Yep-that's a thing!  Lenexa was hailed as the Spinach Capital of the World during the 1930s. 

They even make the world's largest spinach salad.  I'm pretty sure that just means food poisoning for all!!!

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While Steph was learning about spinach, the rest of the adventures sought out a dry place to hide from the drizzle and chilly weather.  We stumbled upon this Bloody Mary at Houlihan's...it's fantastic!  There is a slider, thai chicken wing, and stuffed mushroom...along with the standard olive, celery and lime garnish.  Be aware that it takes 10 mins to make because they make the slider, mushroom, and wing when you order it.  And the wait is TOTALLY WORTH IT!!  The thai wings are one of my favorite menu items at Houlihan's so this had my vote from the get go!  Once we sent Steph this picture, she was on her way!  We were all reunited to enjoy a fun afternoon of football watching and catching up since we hadn't seen each other in minutes!

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Cooler weather...football is back...it's FALL!!!  We started making plans and coming up with our must do list.  What's on your Fall Must Do List for 2018??

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Ruff Ryders

Today’s post is brought to you by a very special guest blogger. This is his first time blogging so he asked that we give him a break, or as they say in Australia, just give a dog a bone

As noted above I’m a first time blogger, I’m Australian, I’m very interested in cattle, I’m small but mighty, oh and by the way I’m also a dog.

I am Newman.

I literally had the time of my life last weekend.  My mom is so cool. Her name is Steph, you know her because she’s a celebrity. She’s one of the four members of Unfiltered Adventure.  I know, there’s no explanation necessary but here’s a picture of us  partying together.

Can you believe she chose me? 

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Last Friday my mom surprised me. She took me to my friends house where I went swimming and running and chasing cats. I thought life was great, then life blew my mind. We loaded up 5 people and 5 dogs and hit the road, turns out I love road trips! 

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There was so much room in the Suburban for activities. Look how cute I am with all my friends. I’m so tiny and snuggly, turns out I love snuggling! 

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This is a road trip selfie, turns out I love taking selfies! 

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Ten hours of napping and we arrived in Georgetown, Colorado. I’m still trying to figure out why we sat in that car for so long. Anyways, checkout our condo, I loved it there. We could stand on the balcony and look at the mountains and the creek. I did a lot of guarding there because I discovered I have a very grown man bark. BOL (Bark Out Loud) turns out I love guarding! 

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Here is my pack, I love them all. We are the five best friends that anyone could have. We started calling ourselves the UA Wolfpack. Pretty clever right? Turns out I love my Wolfpack! 

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5 beers, 5 dogs and 5 people. Checkout Guenella Pass Brewery, they have an awesome patio and awesome beers. We went there pretty much every single day. Turns out I love Guenella Pass Brewery! 

There is an really cool shop next to the brewery called Mountain Dog Outfitters.  Katy was really nice and gave us lots of pets. She will make custom swag for any dog. She encourages puparazzi and wants us to share photos of us adventuring to social media with the hashtag #mountaindogoutfitters. We could become celebrities too and be featured on her website, Facebook or Instagram! Turns out I love puparazzi! 

Look what Katy made for the UA Wolfpack! We are the envy of dogs everywhere.

 Sullivan 

Sullivan 

 Barley

Barley

 Porter

Porter

 Rylee

Rylee

 It’s me, Newman!

It’s me, Newman!

The Georgetown Loop Railroad was fun for the humans, too bad no dogs were allowed. I want to be mad but I just can’t. These humans give me bones, a toy chicken, and take me for long walks through Georgetown. Turns out I love my humans! 

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This is a lumberjack we took everywhere we went but forgot to take photos with him. Well we almost always forgot to take photos, there was one night we remembered. I was not too sure about the lumberjack standing on my head but I went along with it because everyone was laughing and seemed to like it. You could say I’m a bit of a people pleaser. Turns out I love lumberjacks! Just like my mom...wink. 

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Can you believe Rylee in this picture? She’s such a diva. The rest of our Wolfpack was laying on the patio while the group ordered infamous Alpine Coffees and Kristi went for a giant beer. If I have to hear about that Alpine Coffee one more time...we get it guys, it’s amazing. My mom loves Alpine Coffee so turns out I love Alpine Coffee! 

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We had to say goodbye to our happy place. We had such a fun time barking, wrestling, and bonding with our pack. I like it when I get sleepy and the humans hold me like a little baby. I’m a future mountain dog and I’m counting the days until we go back to Georgetown. 

Turns out I love 5 people and 5 dogs. 

-Newman