Kansas City is only a 2 1/2 hour drive away from Springfield, MO, so it’s slightly closer to us than St. Louis. My companion and I drove there on a Saturday morning and do you know where our first stop was? Whenever we visit a larger city we always have to make a Trader Joe’s run. I mean, I don’t haaave to, but how else am I going to buy mini-hedgehog cookies, Orangina, and Italian truffle cheese? Do you have any recent TJ favorites? The next stop was somewhere I’ve never been before: IKEA.
I’ve enjoyed having Birmingham, Alabama as a layover for the past year or so. I mean, if you do stuff during the day and don’t stray too far from the hotel, that is. We stay downtown and there’s a lot of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Read more
The next day we were not feeling the best (haha!), so we had breakfast at the closest, greasiest restaurant we could find….