Sunday, December 15 Kansas City, MO
Well we are back on the road again where we are sure to find a variety of weather conditions. We left St. Paul with temps just below zero and arrived in KC with no snow on the ground and a temp of 40 degrees (above zero).
Our car is packed with slightly different items. A sleeping bag replaced a light blanket. Extra windshield de-icer fluid and kitty litter for traction on ice. Christmas decorations. Big boots and heavy jackets. Since Santa Fe and Flagstaff are at higher elevations, going south does not necessarily equate to warm. But, we expect it to be warmer than St. Paul has been.
The drive down went smooth, light flurries around Des Moines but not a major issue. We arrived in Kansas City in time to walk around Country Club Plaza which is decorated for Christmas. On the way home from our Ozarks’ trip, we spent three days in Kansas City and had visited this area. The fountains it is known for were generally off for the winter at that time. Seeing the lights up this time around was a pleasant touch.
This Fairfield Inn is a step above the normal ones, more spacious and well decorated. Just a pleasant interlude on our way to Santa Fe.
Ed and Chris 8:45 pm