I awoke early with the zenith that today would be the day I collected daughter Gillian at the the Kansas City Airport. For her, this would be: Kansas City-Seattle-China-Seattle-Denver-Richmond-Kansas City, all in a summer's season. What fun! What fun for her!
And for me...I decided that today would be a stellar day of city life before hitting the airport zone lines. I would visit the Nelson Atkins Museum, the Plaza, the Zona Rosa, and still get to the airport in time to collect said daughter.
And I did it!
The museum was wonderful. I decided to spend time in an exhibit that I normally zip through (ceramics/porcelain), and I actually learned a few things. Terms. Dates. Styles. History.
I wanted to lunch at the museum, but the wait was so long, I opted out. On to the Plaza. I shopped a bit, and headed on to the Zona Rosa. Lovely day. I needed this.
From there , I headed to American Airlines, and sat for 20+minutes, awaiting Gillian's arrival. Instead of the normal "early arrival", her flight was 25 minutes late, and I sat SWELTERING in the car, waiting for her to appear.
Now, tonight, all is well. Daughter is got, and there are thunderheads in the midst.