Over halfway in 100 Days of Libbie Loves KC! To be honest, I was decently tempted to call it quits at 50 (and around 20, too). 50 more feels so attainable, but unattainable all at the same time. After about five minutes of internal debate, quitting wasn’t an option. #TooStubborn. There are just so many more Kansas City things I want to do.
It has definitely been a bit challenging at times, but I make it work. On weekends where I’m traveling, I do activities during the week, or do the week before. So far, I’m on track to finish 100 Days of Libbie Loves KC by June 2018.
It has been a rewarding experience, and I’ve done some amazing things that I’ve always wanted to do, like exploring the Crossroads Murals and many Kansas City Fountains. I’ve also done things I’d never heard of or considered doing, like the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and Kaw Point.
There have been some favorites and some not so impressive activities, but these are my favorite:
Best of Libbie Loves KC, so far:
- Boulevard – The tours and the Beer Hall are the best. I just love this Kansas City brewery.
- Kauffman Memorial Gardens – Such a beautiful reprieve in the middle of the city.
- Sporting Kansas City – A great time, even for novice soccer fans.
- Starlight Theater – A magical outdoor theater.
- Powell Gardens – A drive from the city, but worth it for the acres of amazing gardens.
- Tom’s Town Distillery – Can’t beat hometown distilled gin and vodka.
- City Market – The best way to spend a Saturday morning on a summer day.
- WWI Museum – Eye-opening, heart-breaking and very well put together.
- Cliff Drive – A bit worn down in a wonderfully nostalgic way.
- Thomas Hart Benton House – Loved getting a glimpse into this late artists’ home and studio.
These ten activities alone have made it worth it. Kansas City is full of special things to do, and I can’t wait to do 50 more.
Most looking forward to:
- Kansas City Zoo – When it warms back up.
- First Fridays in the Crossroads – Like Warehouse Weekends, but at art galleries.
- American Jazz Museum – And the nearby jazz club, the Blue Room.
- Harry Truman Library – Truman’s presidential library and childhood home are within a mile.
- Kansas City Gangster Tour – Can’t wait to hear all the Kansas City mob history.
- Kansas City Ballet – We got tickets to the Nutcracker in a few weeks and I cannot wait.
- Green Lady Lounge – Speakeasy vibes and live jazz.
- Ice Skating at Crown Center – The best holiday tradition!
- Kansas City Symphony –They perform music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in February. I put tickets on my Christmas List, so fingers crossed!
- Kayak the Missouri River – Rent a kayak and enjoy pick/drop up along the Missouri river.
50 down 50 to go! Thanks for following 100 Days of Libbie Loves KC! xx, Libbie.