Then what do we see? Oh the Zulu. That doesn't looks TOO spinny. Wrong. It was super spinny.
Well shit. Okay. I'm an old person and what do old people do? They take a break on a water ride with some lesbians. Lesbians with tattooed faces. I don't make the rules it's just a thing you do as you get older. Onto some sort of lazy river ride. The thing is, you see people walking away soaking wet and you think "HOORAY! Fun, slow ride and it splashes. There were no splashes. We were all ready for the splashes, but they just didn't happen. Then at the end you just go under a waterfall. What a racket they have going there!
Next stop the train and this was really my time to shine. I thought it was going to be dull at first. Park goers wave at the train as it goes by and I can't tell you what a wonderful feeling it is to have strangers smiling and waving at you. I felt like I was famous. Oh I waved back. I waved my ass off. I was LOVING it. I could bask in unwarranted adoration all day.
These are the fish that I totally let down. I put in a quarter to get some fish food and they got all riled up cuz they've seen what happens next. Guess what didn't happen next? The dispenser stole my quarter. No fishy food. I'm sorry, guys.
I was done ruining aquatic life's day. We hit the hotel and then guess what happened?
MAUDE! Yay! We hugged and took pictures right away. Maude was just the most delightful person you could ever hope to meet. She took us for a walk around the neighborhood and around the Art Institute's Campus.
In this picture we're just being a couple awesome ladies, sitting on a sculpture and enjoying the breeze. I hope it does not go unnoticed the t-shirt that Maude was wearing! Yeah, that's right. BABB!
Maude gave us a tour of the plaza. We spotted some sheep along the way.
Scott taking our picture while me and Maude chit chat.
We made wishes in this GIANT fountain. Do you want to know what I wished for? Well too bad! I'm not telling you or it won't come true. Geez.
Maude made friends with a street vendor. He vomited cards at us while we were walking past him. Then he did this trick, had Maude write her name on a card and well I don't know what happened. It was magic. He didn't tell me his secrets.
Maude and I were loving the Betsey Johnson store. So bright and crazy. I wish I could get away with dressing that way.
We ate at a fancy pants Irish pub. It was voted one of the top 10 in the country. I think I know why, square plates. Everything looks fancy on a square plate.
This was my brilliant idea of holding food up so it could all be in the picture. No sausages fell.
The next morning we met Maude for breakfast at Winstead's. It's this Happy Days like Diner and it was great. We took our picture by the juke box. This guy attempted to stay out of the picture. Gary sent along this cute little piggy pencil topper that has yet to be photographed, but it will!
After breakfast it was time to say good-bye. Maude was AMAZING. I'm sooooo happy I got a chance to meet her and she was a wonderful KC tour guide. So fun.
On the way home we stopped at this gross place. Weird truck stop. There was a door that led upstairs to the chapel and showers. Two things that should always be placed in close proximity.
And what was right up the frontage road from the Dinner Bell?
PYRO CITY! Whew. I need a nap just thinking about all the fun I had.