Well, all good things must come to an end.
We loved our trip to Missouri. We stayed for two weeks. We ate at our favorite restaurants (Lucia's! El Maguey!). Didn't get to eat BBQ this time -- but I was watching the calories, so that's probably for the better. By the way, Kansas City does boast the best BBQ ever! But, by the last night in Missouri, Maddie was crying for Daddy. We had been gone long enough.
Here are a few final pictures of our final days:
I completely forgot my camera at this time, so this picture is from my phone. Does NOT do it justice at all! But this amazing taco comes from Lucia's, located on 24 highway. You HAVE to try this place out. Lucia (the owner) has been an amazing friend to our family for years. Marcie & I headed over, and I was hoping she'd be there (and she was!) -- we were able to catch up a little before lunch rush started. My favorite? Chicken tacos. But her guacamole is also hands down the best also.
Since we do not have a piano (yet!), Maddie has been playing on the piano nonstop. Here Grandma Nelson is helping Maddie by playing another part.
On our final night, Papa Nelson & Grandma Nelson took everyone out to eat at a restaurant (it's in the basement) on the Square (which, amazingly I've never been there -- but it was SO delicious!!). Afterwards, we headed to the Cinema across the street and watched Captain America. (hubba hubba!)
Truly, a wonderful ending to a fabulous vacation in which we were able to spend quality time with all our loved ones!!