Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kansas: Lawrence and Kansas City

Kansas is one of those states where, when mentioned, people say "how boring" or "I'm sorry you have to be there for a whole week," but those who make those comments are generally people who've never been. Those people have no clue how fantastic Kansas can be!

Over the past 7 years I've spent a decent amount of time in Wichita and Kansas City, both of which I look forward to each time I see them listed on my schedule!

We spent last week working in front of the KU student union and at the Kansas State @ KU game. We stayed near KU in Lawrence for part of the week and then in a suburb of Kansas City, Overland Park, the remainder of the week. Both locals provided much activity for us, as Lawrence is your typical college town and Overland Park is one of my favorite suburbs.


The Plaza is a large outdoor mall with swanky restaurants flanking its high end stores. Our Friday night consisted of seeing Footloose, dinner at RA Sushi, sake bombs and then a night cap at a dimly lit, romantic wine bar. Date was a complete success!

Lawrence has a distinct tree lined "Main St." called Massachusetts St. Mass consists of unique boutique's, chain shopping stores (such as Gap) and an unGodly amount of restaurants/bars -- this is where the college students spend all of their free time! Sara's husband is from Kansas City and is a KU alum, so when looking for a good lunch spot on Mass, I looked no further than Todd. Quinton's did not disappoint!

Kansas State @ KU Football Game

Back in Overland Park, Bryan and I spent Sunday afternoon glued to a sports bar tv and then headed back to RA for dinner that night.

I loved calling Kansas home for the week, but am ready to pack up and head back south...


  1. well for one, you guys are too freaking good looking

    I have never been to Kansas so I would have been one of "those people" had you not posted this. I guess you are not just marketing products Kate, you are changing peoples' opinions of America haha ; )

  2. I've never been to Kansas, but I've driven through Oklahoma before and all I could think was how this was NOT a state I'd ever want to live in! LOL I must not be a Great Plains States type of gal!

  3. I don't think I've ever been to Kansas either, but you make it look good. I love sake bombs!!! Jealous! I don't eat sushi, but I love habachi grills and it's fun doing sake bombs there. I even know the Japenese chant to go along with it (sorta).

    Have I mentioned yet that I hate you for being able to pull of brown and blonde hair?? I have a brown wig from my Jersey Shore bday party a few years back and I look hideous! My mom's exact words were and I quote "eww, tell me that's not real" when she saw a picture of me. Yep, that bad!

    Anyway, I don't really hate you, but I'm jealous!

  4. I would've probably been one of those people saying how sorry I was for your week in Kansas. I've never been before but when I think about it I just see fields and lots of windmills...haha! If I ever do go, I'll have to check out Mass St. It sounds so fun!!

    P.s.- Love your date night outfit! So cute!! :)

    Have a safe trip back!

  5. I couldn't agree more! I go to school 120 miles south of Kansas city! And it's miserable but going to Kansas City is such a delight :) you should see the Plaza during Christmas time!

  6. I adore the plaza and Quinton's is a great place to eat! Good choices!!

  7. I too, have heard great things about KS but have yet to be there. I hear the Plaza is amazing :)

  8. Dee sent me to your blog. I lived in KC for 1.5 years and absolutely loved it. I think it's a well kept secret and something most people underestimate! The fall colors are amazing, the people are the kindest I've met after moving all over the nation, and there is so much more to do than people understand.

    We're in San Diego now (no complaints!), but I loved calling KC home!

  9. have i told you lately how good looking you and your hubs are? like it makes me want to vom. ;) just kidding.

    never been to kansas, but never thought of it as being a "fun" place...thanks for changing my mind. i'll have to put it on my bucket list.


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