Kansas Adventure; not Vacation

Morgan Family City Tour: we see it all while hunting for a Starbucks. Much more thorough than Old Town Trolley Tours. Today's Tour: Downtown Kansas City. 
February 20 at 12:00pm via iPhone  
J is driving, Vicki navigating.
Vicki: "Turn on Parallel Parkway".
J: " Parallel park?! I don't know how to parallel park!".
Mom: "She's so blonde".
Joey: "You're so mean"
I'm going to kill her! We can't park near the restrooms because we have to park in the Dorothy Lot!

February 20 at 1:36pm via iPhone

Junction City, Kansas. Oh Em Gee. Had to change rooms twice. In the first room the lamp sparked when turned on. The second the TV had red & blue lines but no picture.
No cell service except outside in front of the room next door. We are having a primitive adventure! After a break in civilization for dinner. (We probably should have tried the toilet before leaving).
I'm having such fun. Apartment sitting the movers. One of them just came tearing out of the office asking Blaise what to do with his live grenades. Fortunately another of them recognized them as non- live before panic ensued. Phew.
Manhattan KS signature drink – for breakfast! The Chef Sunrise.

February 21 at 12:01pm via iPhone

Moving anecdotes: I'm sent on an errand to ship a Stetson from the Pack & Send. I reach in to get my wallet and have to pull out 3 Winchester boxes. The movers can't take ammunition so they were conveniently tucked in the mother's backpack. The clerk was unamused.

Moving anecdotes: son taking advantage of the Irish Catholic Mother Guilt he claims to hate —
Relocation Specialist:"Blaise, do you want me to pack this pile of dirty laundry?".
Mother: "Wait a minute, the mother is sitting right here, you expect me to let that happen?".
Blaise: "Can you leave an empty box, my mom is going to wash it?" (smiling).
Relocation Specialist: "I'll leave two".
Moving anecdotes:
Mom: "Blaise! The shower is DIRTY!".
Blaise: "That shower curtain really hid a lot! I'm paying to have someone clean.".
Irish Catholic Mother: "You can't let cleaning people see this".
An hour later-
Relocation Specialist: "I'm sorry ma'am, but can I use the bathroom? Ah, I really think you need a pressure washer."
Right Now in Manhattan, KS (66502)

It's 18°F, Sunny

February 22 at 9:30am via The Weather Channel for iPhone

I am sitting in the service waiting area of Dick Edwards Ford. I have moved in with my backpack and electronics, and a GIANT empty rucksack that is waiting for a ride. I am alone save for a couple of antisocial strangers avoiding eye contact. I think I'll hang here until they run out of donuts.

I'm considering pinning a note to the rucksack with his address and sending him on the free shuttle. He refuses to walk and is making wandering & exploring difficult. He dragged his feet when I tried to take him in the ladies room. I swear I heard him squeal "I NOT a y'ady!"

Do you know that if Kansas gets a lot of snow they'll get a good wheat crop? Some farmers have joined my antisocial crowd. There is speculation about the electric car and it's $2200 charger. It will get you all the way to Topeka, but you may have to stay the night before you come back.
The rucksack finally got a ride. Thankfully! He was such an albatross. I'm going to wander outside to ascertain my location. And perhaps some food.
Dick Edwards Ford has free WiFi. And cable tv. I may move in here.
Once again, we got distracted in a bookstore…
Vicki II, uninitiated FL driver drove 20 miles in a snowstorm. Easy Mac & Ding Dongs for dinner because she's never getting back in the car.

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