Day Five of our Road Trip Across America - Fluid Movement
Day Five started off at The Plaza District in Kansas City. For those of you unfamiliar with this area, to me it is reminiscent of Brigadoon. I always feel like I have stepped into an imaginary world when I am at The Plaza. A little unknown fact to most people is that Kansas City is ranked the 2nd City in the world with the most water fountains, right behind Rome! The photo you see above is of the JC Nichols Memorial Fountain. JC Nichols is noted for making all of these fountains possible in Kansas City - I would have to say that I consider his work to be a memorial to greatness and beauty. I hope the residents of Kansas City are able to appreciate it from time to time. http://www.countryclubplaza.com/
Today truly was a road warrier day as we hopped back in our Ford Flex, sponsored by Avis and drove three hours to Wichita and the Kansas Aviation Museum. I was a bit skeptical about this destination, but that was quickly averted by all of the interesting sights and information taught to us. My only regret was not getting to spend more hours there due to time constraints of our next destination. I did find one tidbit interesting and that is the fact that the Aviation Museum is the ONLY Federal building without air conditioning. I wondered what our Congressman think of that? Here is one of my favorite planes from the day, one because it is yellow, but two because did you know that the exterior of this plane is made from painted muslin - yes my friends, muslin the fabric! I found that factoid unsettling and was happy that I was not living back in 1927.