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!

Cultivating New Adventures!

Hi all! Happy Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying lots of fun adventures this weekend. Last weekend my (Leslie) friend Robyn came to visit from Texas. She is a reader, so naturally she was very excited to be part of our Unfiltered Adventures!  

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We kicked last Friday off with a workout at Orange Theory. If you haven't heard of it, it is a heart rate monitored workout with a mix of running on a treadmill, rowing, and some strength. You can see your heart rate on a monitor at all times and the goal is to spend a certain amount of time in the "orange zone" and "red zone".  Overall it was a great workout!  I was definitely sweating throughout the whole thing!!

What better way to cool off after a workout than to jump in the pool?!? I can't think of anything!  So naturally we head to Andrea and Billy's house for some Friday fun.  Most of us took the day off to enjoy the pool and others met up after working for the day.  Fun in the sun is the perfect way to cool off and enjoy a week day!

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Hi Robyn!! Doesn't she look great modeling the white wine in the daytime tank on Black Swan 2.0? Black Swan #1 created deflate gate, by instantly deflating the first raft outing.  Luckily the manufacturer quickly replaced her.  

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Naturally we had salad for lunch because we are so healthy...or we didn't want to cook. Either way, it was so good and perfect for lunch. Since you must wait 5 minutes (that's the rule right?) after eating before getting back in the pool, Andrea decided to water her plants. Is it still considered adulting if you wear a shark mask?!? No really, is it? 

It was roughly 1 million degrees last weekend so staying out of the water was not happening! Raft running is the newest way to get back in! It's harder than it looks!! Btw-if you don't follow all of us on Instagram, you should. Kristi posted a hilarious video of me face planting while trying to stand up on Pinkie! Check out our contact page to follow. #shamelessplug

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Robyn had one request for her visit and it was Rose'. Who am I to argue when she requests the drink of the summer? Louie's for the second time in 1 week is not excessive. It's called being a "regular"!  

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The food was amazing, but they only brought out Robyn's chicken and no sides at first. They came out quickly and wouldn't have been a big deal, but this is the second place to forget half of Robyn's food. Why doesn't KC want her to get to eat?!?  Once her food did arrive at Louie's it was amazing and we all were very pleased!!

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Saturday was another 1 million degree day, but we headed to the Chipotle Cultivate Festival anyway. Cold beers (as long as you drank them fast) and strong fans helped cool us off as we got some great tips and tricks from Andy Zimmern and Carla Hall.  

Carla Hall is a personal favorite of mine from Top Chef. Her bubbly personality and quirkiness make her so much fun to watch!

We decided we had enough sweating while standing around, so we grabbed our Chipotle burrito and Pizzaria Locale coupons and headed for air conditioning.  

Orangecello tastes like orange flavored very strong cough syrup! 

Orangecello tastes like orange flavored very strong cough syrup! 

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Il Lazzarone happens to be on the Passport Program and has air conditioning, so we popped in for a delicious charcuterie board and some drinks. Unfortunately the charcuterie board was way better than the pizza and we left a little disappointed.  

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Next stop was Harry's Country Club to say happy birthday to our friend Klarisa. Moscow Mules were on special and were soooo great! I love a good Moscow Mule! Thanks Cody for modeling! Kristi and Steph headed with a group to try Breakout KC.  They did not manage to breakout, but they did have a fun time trying!  Plus, they got to try the new Street Car system.  

Fun fact: we came here once before a concert and met The Harry of Harry's Country Club. Really nice guy! 

Fun fact: we came here once before a concert and met The Harry of Harry's Country Club. Really nice guy! 

Until next time...cheers! 

~Leslie

Happy Birthday America!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July! It was chilly, rainy, and overall blah in KC this weekend, but that didn't stop us from having a great long weekend! 

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If you can't lay out and soak up the sun, you have lots of other options...games, fishing, and salted caramel vodka keep warm!

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Meanwhile in Colorado-Andrea was enjoying quite the fun time with her inlaws. Train rides, hiking, and mimosas! Yep-that's why we LOVE Geoegetown!! Well, all that and Mothers!

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Bobby and I checked out Red Crow Brewing Company in Spring Hill Kansas. The venue was really cool and I liked the Porter best.

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While Bobby and I were off drinking at local spots, other people were enjoying drinks at the lake...cheers to America!!  

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Parades and fireworks rounded out the relaxing long weekend for all of us!

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How did you celebrate America's 240th birthday?