Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kansas City Via Tampa

Friday night Tim and I drove down to Spring Hill to begin our Kansas City vacation. We had two things to do before we boarded the plane on Sunday: 1) spend some time with Mike and Marilyn and 2) go to the US vs. Panama game at Raymond James in Tampa.

Tim picked me and Otis up after his last day at work and we drove down to visit his folks. We took them to dinner at Magdalena's since they were kind enough to take care of Otis while we were gone and drive us to/from the airport. Magdalena's is a great family run restaurant in Weeki Wachee that has the best soup and schnitzel. It's a little hole-in-the-wall (which is always the best) and Tim and I joke that one day we'll see it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. We always eat way too much and leave happy.

Saturday we relaxed with the family before meeting Keith and Theresa in Tampa for the US National game against Panama. We met at International Plaza and had a great dinner at the Gallery Eclectic Bistro and a drink at Bar Louie. Tim thought it would be best to walk to the game from International Plaza to avoid traffic and parking fees. I agreed, and as we walked along the ditch beside the highway remembered that Florida isn't known for its walkability.

The game was a lot of fun. The US looked disorganized in the first half and lost 1-0. While it's no fun to lose, I was excited to see the the team play in person. After the game, we found a better route back to the car, said bye to Keith and Theresa and drove back to Spring Hill to get some sleep before our flight to Kansas City the next morning.

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