Wanting something light for lunch after the previous
long night, we decided to visit Einstein
Brothers on Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway, KS (still in KC).
This also gave us a chance to study the atlas and decide on a rough travel
plan for the day.
Neither of us had ever driven through the University of Missouri's campus, so that became our first 'official' tour. We were able to see the football stadium - Go Tigers. Other than that, there wasn't much to see to be honest. Mizzou looked a lot like any other campus.
Jefferson City, MO - Capitol
Kurt and I sampled 4-5 different wines and settled
on a sweet white (Vignoles) that pairs with Mexican food. The next stop
in Wine Country was Hermannhof
Winery. After trying their selection we purchased a red (Norton).
The last winery in the saga was Oak
Glenn, the newest winery in the area. The vineyards (actually onsite)
and tasting room were located on bluffs overlooking the Missouri River
and provided a great view of the valley.
Invigorated from our little win, we headed
back to the bars. First up was Planet
Hollywood - of course this was a crappy chain bar as always but the
movie memorabilia was kind of neat. They also had a local rock band and
there wasn't a cover to listen for awhile. Next, we decided to go check
out some of the locally owned bars. "The Hair of the Dog" was our first
stop; a nice little hole-in-the-wall with a pool table. Kurt got to play
two games of pool against a fat little frat boy. The bar's atmosphere
was very similar to Auntie Mae's back in Manhattan. You could tell everyone
was a 'regular'. On our way to the next bar, we miraculously ran into
a few familiar faces; one of my trainers, Dave Field and his wife Jamie.
Guess it just goes to show that you can never truly get away from work.
The next bar was Morgan
Street Brewery - it seemed like a giant Lucky's (old frat bar in Manhattan).
The bar had two buildings and a patio; both buildings had 2 stories. They
also had pretty good locally brewed beer. After exploring Morgan's, we
decided to venture about The Landing some more.
Inside there were about 20 not-so-cute
girls dancing on top of the front bar. We found the other bar in the back
and got a beer. We also managed to find a back room with pool tables and
played two more games. I got some funny looks since I was wearing a T-shirt,
shorts and flip-flops (obviously not the usually attire for Bar). Oh well,
these folks obviously didn't know we were on vacation.