Our Kansas City Staycation in Pictures and by the Numbers

About the Blog / Monday, August 4th, 2014

Last weekend Tom and I traveled exactly 17 miles to celebrate our anniversary. We went from our house in the suburbs to The Hotel President in downtown Kansas City.

We wanted a weekend get away to mark the occasion, but we didn’t want the hassle or expense or time involved with traveling, so we planned a staycation – something we haven’t done in a while.

Here’s a look at our weekend.

28 – The number of years of marriage we were celebrating.

80,000 – The number of Hilton points it takes to stay 2 nights at The President Hotel. (We were just a little bit short.)

The President Hotel Kansas City Missouri

$117 – The amount we paid for the room after our points were cashed in.

President Hotel Mainstreet Theater KCPL Building Downton Kansas City Missouri

1926 – The year the President was built.

President Hotel Lobby Kansas City Missouri

4 – The number of times we ate outside on balconies or patios. The weather was perfect.

BRGR Power and Light Kansas City

4.99 – The cost of the bottle of sparkling wine we bought from a convenience store (cuz we’re classy like that). We also bought M&Ms and Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. The candy cost more than the wine.

Convenience store sparkling wine

200+ – The number of fountains in Kansas City, which is sometimes referred to as The City of Fountains.

Country Club Plaza Fountains Kansas City Missouri

1 – The number of bikers pulling dogs we saw. This one was on the Country Club Plaza.

Bike rider and dog on Country Club Plaza in Kansas City Missouri

15 – Number of blocks the Country Club Plaza (an outdoor, historic shopping district which locals refer to simply as the Plaza) covers.

Country Club Plaza Kansas City Missouri at dusk

Dozens – Number of people listening to music with us in this Plaza courtyard.

Country Club Plaza Courtyard Kansas City Missouri

At least 10 – The number of antique stores in the old factory buildings in the West Bottoms that are open the first weekend of every month. (We hit four.)

The Painted Sofa West Bottoms Kansas City

$11 – The cost of my Blackberry Lemonade Martini from The Bristol in the Power and Light District. Worth ever dollar!

Kansas City Staycation

I’m going to resist the urge to wrap this up in MasterCard’s priceless style. But I will say that we enjoyed our staycation so much we’re planning to make it an annual tradition.

It was such a fun couple of days and by the time we pulled into our driveway on Sunday, we really did feel like we’d been on a little vacation.

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