Weekend Galore

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Last weekend was filled to the brim with events, drinks, pool time and FUN!  Sadly, we were down an adventurer as Andrea was off working in San Diego.  Don't worry, she stayed classy (or so she says).  We started the fun on Thursday with a return trip to the Kansas City Royals' charity event, Diamond of Dreams.  You may remember we had a blast at this event last year - you can read about it here!  This year's event benefited Fisher House Foundation which provides a home away from home for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.  The event raised $325,000 toward building a Fisher House right here in Kansas City!  We tried food samples from several area restaurants and kept cool with Boulevard beers and 360 Vodka drinks - our local favorites.  We managed to track down several Royals players and even the Royal of all Royals, Mr. George Brett.  The evening closed out with a concert by Rachel Platten (who was hilarious AND talented) and a fireworks show.  Not a bad Thursday if you ask me!

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Friday night we found ourselves with nothing on the books so we decided to do happy hour at The Ainsworth.  Leslie and Stephanie enjoyed the Martin City Brewery Abbey Ale and I went with the KC Beir Co Dunkel.   Drafts were $5 and small plates are $8 and under from 4pm - 7pm.  Anytime I can find a Happy Hour that goes until 7pm - count me in!  We didn't try any small plates this time but I've heard the Mac & Cheese Fries are legit.  Reading back through this post, I just realized how spoiled we are here in Kansas City to have so many breweries that produce one of a kind beers that are actually good.  The ones listed here barely scratch the surface and I'm starting to think we need to do a brewery tour for you guys!  I'm sure Unfiltered Adventure is up for the challenge. 

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On Saturday, Leslie and I kicked off our day by freezing our butts off...literally.  We tried out Whole Body Cryotherapy at CryoSalon.  According to their website, Whole Body Cryotherapy is a hyper-cooling process designed to reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation by rapidly lowering a person's skin temperature.  This is achieved by surrounding the body with extremely cold air at temperatures averaging -240˚ F in a Cryo booth for no more than 3 minutes.  I mean, what can go wrong!?!  The experience is a little daunting as you step into the cryo booth and only your head is sticking out of the top.  On your first trip, you can pick between Level 1, Level 2, or  Level 3.  So, of course, we went all out with Level 3!  The employee that runs the machine does a great job of keeping you occupied with various questions and chit chat to fill those three minutes of extreme cold...and potential claustrophobia.  I didn't mind the cold or close quarters and will likely continue using cryotherapy after CrossFit competitions or when my body is completely run down. I don't see myself doing it every week but if one were to have a chronic illness, I feel like weekly sessions could be very beneficial!  They also offer Cryo Facials and I can't wait to try it - we'll be sure to let you know they go!

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After our freezing session, we found Sunset Grill to warm up with a Carribean Coffee for Leslie and a Bloody Mary for me.  This place is super cute and the breakfast menu looks fantastic.  I can't wait to go back and try out the food!

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Remember when I mentioned Andrea was out of town for work?  Well, her husband Billy was not out of town.  So, we ever so coyly invited ourselves over to make sure their pool stays in tip top shape for the rest of the summer.  Billy was working on a back yard project so Steph and I helped him for about 2 minutes to earn our keep.  I don't think he minded at all that we were chilling in his pool while he dug a 48 inch hole in the ground (see below right picture!).  Thanks Billy - you're the best!!

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Last but not least, we hope that all the fathers out there had a fantastic Father's Day and were able to spend it with the ones they love.  And on that note, I leave you with George Brett's ring - we're not creepy at all.

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Cheers! ~Kristi