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Welcome to our blog. We are 4 friends who love travel, wine, trying new restaurants, and stepping out of our comfort zone. Join us as we find adventures in KC and beyond!

Summertime, and the livin’ Is easy

Summer means pool parties, patio sitting and birthdays!!! We celebrated the last (but not least) UA birthday this weekend. Complete with a UA flag!! Swag, y’all!! 

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We kicked it off with gifts and a little bit of wine before dinner on Friday.  This wasn't just any wine though, it is the new Kim Crawford wine-from the REAL Kim Crawford.  Most people have heard of Kim Crawford and had Kim Crawford wine, but have you tried his new wine?  Kim Crawford sold the Kim Crawford brand wines to Constellation Brands.  Now he is making a resurgence with Loveblock Vintners, which he started with his wife, Erica.

Kristi and I got to meet him a couple of weeks ago at a Cellar Rat event.  For a tiny store, it was jam packed!  Line out the door!  People love Kim Crawford...or wine...or both!  We got to try both the sauvignon blanc and pinot noir.  Surprisingly, we liked the sauvignon blanc best.  Steph and Andrea couldn't make it to Cellar Rat, so we did a private tasting for them.  Not as cool and they didn't ask for our autograph nor did they ask to take pictures with us, but basically same!

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Back to the birthday girl!  We headed to dinner at The Brass Onion.  It is a new spot in the Prairie Fire area in Overland Park.  The apps were great!  Crispy wings, deviled eggs (a UA staple!), and this amazing roasted onion dip.  Hands down entree winner was the filet.  Reasonably priced and sooooo tasty!  Comes with a potato side and creamed brussel sprouts. I will order it EVERY time! 

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We only managed one group photo...isn't it great?!?!!?  I mean we are pretty much models here!

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Saturday was party day!  Andrea, Steph and I got to the pool a little early to catch some extra rays before the party kicked off while Kristi kicked some booty at her crossfit competition!

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We had a great turn out...I guess people like Andrea.  Who knew? 

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The weather was great-so we enjoyed the pool, yard games, and relaxing!  All in all success!!!

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You only get to turn 21 once, so I hope Andrea really enjoys this year!

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Cheers friends! 

Newmie

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