Hooray for Dre Day

Friday night some of us were feeling like a good ol' fashion dance party.  As we all know, dance parties are synonymous with the Power & Light District.  Get out of the way barely 21 year olds, your twerking is so passé.  We are into Retro Surf...Retro Dance...Retro Cool...obviously that equates to Shark Bar

Shark Bar is the home of the endless summer and brings the endless party.  From Nude Beach Tea's and Bikini Cooler to Shark Bar’s signature beach pail punch, you pick your libation to unwind and hit the beach.  Friday and Saturday nights the beach heats up with the greatest retro dance music this side of the North Shore. There was literally no better way to celebrate Dre Day! 

Celebrating Dre Day

Celebrating Dre Day

The birthday girl and a few other brave souls stayed out until nearly 2 am, proving they've still got it! No members of Unfiltered Adventure were awake at 2 am. 

Party Animals!

Party Animals!

Hey Ladies!

Hey Ladies!

Saturday offered so many options we decided to divide and conquer to maximize our adventures!  

Stephanie headed to Atchison, Kansas to check out the Amelia Erhert Festival, an air show, margaritas and live music. Oh and she put her house on the market and sold it in a matter of hours. 

Stephanie headed to Atchison, Kansas to check out the Amelia Erhert Festival, an air show, margaritas and live music. Oh and she put her house on the market and sold it in a matter of hours. 

Kristi went on her annual family trip to Bennett Spring State Park, can you say Trout Country!?!

Kristi went on her annual family trip to Bennett Spring State Park, can you say Trout Country!?!

Leslie and Andrea tried some new dranks, had a Moscow Mule and feasted on deliciously grilled  medium rare filet mignon like a couple of Queens. 

Leslie and Andrea tried some new dranks, had a Moscow Mule and feasted on deliciously grilled  medium rare filet mignon like a couple of Queens. 

You may recall Friendship Brunch was hosted at Summit Grill earlier this year. It was so delicious Dre decided to grab 21 of her favorite friends and round out her birthday weekend with bottomless mimosas and satisfying comfort food.

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Bottomless mimosas indeed.  The Summit Grill wait staff is extremely optimistic, no glass was ever half empty.

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I highly recommend the Jalepeno Cheddar Grits in a Jar. Allow me to elaborate, the grits were topped with thick-cut Nueske's bacon, Fritz's sausage and soft poached eggs.  Thank you Summit Grill. 

#DresSquad 

#DresSquad 

No poison injections this week, just good clean fun!

Cheers,  

Andrea  

Beer Olympics

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Cocktails are the appropriate way to start a weekend!!  We used our passports one more time and headed to the Drum Room to kick of a great weekend.  The Drum Room is a bar in the Hilton President Hotel-it is tiny and a little swanky.  Perfect happy hour stop if you are in downtown KC and don’t want to go to Power and Light.  I started with some champs and St. Germaine and that is a fabulous mixture!  A little sweet and bubbly.  Steph went for the Old Fashioned again to start and I think we all agreed that it was pretty delicious!  We tried lots of different cocktails (to be detailed in our Passport Program recap) before heading to the next place.  

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We popped over to the Reserve at the Ambassador Hotel for our next stop.  It was very fancy!!  Wine was the special there and I think everyone was pleased.  We decided to wait out the torrential down pour with one more glass before calling it a night.

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Saturday was the 5th Annual Beer Olympics.  Get ready for picture overload!!

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Andrea had her company pool party, so Cody filled in for her.  

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Each year our lovely friends/hosts with the most, Justin and Janelle, invite everyone to their house for a day filled with fun competition and the winners even get sweet medals!!

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Events included:

Beer Pong

Beer Pong

Pantyhose Relay

Pantyhose Relay

Jenga-this is Nellie losing in the finals!

Jenga-this is Nellie losing in the finals!

Dry Tri- includes chug and flip one cup, bounce a quarter into a glass, drink beer out of an ice cube tray with a straw…it is by far the hardest…drinking out of a straw is not good!

Dry Tri-includes chug and flip one cup, bounce a quarter into a glass, drink beer out of an ice cube tray with a straw…it is by far the hardest…drinking out of a straw is not good!

Bags

Bags

Wet Tri-includes slip n slide, spin 5 times on a bat and hit a ball, flip cup. Can we talk about how awesome Kristi looks in her cape?? Hello super hero! 

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This year was the biggest yet!!  So many people came to participate and it was a blast as always!!

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Of course we were well represented in the medal count!!  Go team!

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Continuing with the sports theme-I drug my husband, Bobby, and Andrea with me to do a 5K on Sunday morning.  Head for the Cure was a success!!  Bobby rocked it and got 5th in his age group and Andrea kicked butt running!!  I rode the struggle bus, but finished in a respectable time. J

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Post-race included brunch…aka breakfast with drinks!  Sorry Kristi and Steph….we went without you!

Don’t worry though.  We all met up later for a fantasy football draft where it was discovered that I have come in last or next to last for the past 5 years or so….is this my year???

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Tell us some of your favorite beer olympics games in the comments!  Cheers!

Birthday Shananagins

What could possibly be better than celebrating your birthday? How about celebrating three birthdays! Friday night Unfiltered Adventure successfully kidnapped our friend Mariah in order to celebrate her special day. We enjoyed dinner and cocktails at Jax located on the Plaza. The seafood was fantastic!

The birthday girl shooting her first oyster!  

The birthday girl shooting her first oyster!  

We endulged on crab legs, shrimp, hush puppies & oysters.  The strawberry lemonade cocktails were a crowd favorite. The hush puppies were insane, I still can't believe how delicious they were. 

What a great night out with these ladies. 

Models  

Models  

After dinner Steph loaded her air compressor into my car & we called it a night.  (The air compressor proves to be integral later in the weekend). 

Saturdays are best when they begin with brunch. Since Leslie was calling the shots for her birthday she got to select the location. After reading several brunch menus she decided on one of our favorite spots for happy hours, we needed to confirm their brunch offerings are held to the same standard as everything else. We checked out Louie's Wine Dive on 119th Street. They had us at $12 mimosa carafes. 

Grapefruit and Orange Juice mimosas

Grapefruit and Orange Juice mimosas

The food was excellent, we will definitely be back. I had the breakfast tacos with skillet potatoes. Considering how many tacos I have consumed in my lifetime I'm considered an expert on this matter. You should go get the breakfast tacos. The owner even gave Leslie a bottle of champagne for her birthday. We will literally be back for everyone's birthday from this day forward.  Seriously though, I'm not kidding. 

Hey girls heyyyyy  

Hey girls heyyyyy  

Next stop...pool party!  Cue Pitbull radio. 

Cannonball!  

Cannonball!  

Leslie sure knows how to have some fun in the sun. Thank goodness for that air compressor!  (I told you the air compressor was intregal, do you see how giant and incredible those rafts are?!?) 

Yay!  

Yay!  

There was still one more birthday to complete this celebration packed weekend. Sullivan turned one year old and invited his fur friends over for a puppy pool party. There were doggie bags, gifts & a lot of furs in the pool!  

Ain't no party like a puppy party  

Ain't no party like a puppy party  

So much celebrating! Great friends and family made all of the birthday parties special. The birthday trifecta was exhausting but worth every minute!  

Cheers,  

Andrea