This past week my roommate and I took a little trip. Wester

We left St. Louis Saturday morning, early (about 5:30) and drove to Kansas City, got there about noon (we tend to take a lot of stops along the way).

MapFirst we saw Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium, which was really cool.  Then we had lunch at Crown Center and wandered around the shops a little bit.

LobsterThen we went back to the hotel and relax for a bit.  We found out that the hotel has a free shuttle, so we decided to take that for the evening so my roommate wouldn’t have to drive and look for parking in a strange town.

Then we went to Kansas City Union Station (way better than St. Louis’ Union Station) and saw the King Tut exhibit. Station

I thought the King Tut exhibit was awesome, although the voice actor who played Howard Carter on the audio tour was kind of over the top.  (You don’t have to say everything in a voice trembling with excitement.)Chamber

Then we went to Jack Stack’s BBQ for dinner and ate way too much.  Jacks

Got back to the the hotel and went to bed.
Sunday morning we took a nice leisurely drive back, stopping in Blackwater, MO to see The Telephone Museum. Phone01(Actually, we just stopped in Blackwater to look at the shops, I had no idea that there was such a thing as a Telephone Museum.  Even though it wasn’t open on Sunday, the fact that such a thing exists, out in the middle of nowhere, is pretty awesome.) Phone02

A good trip, and it helped clear my mind.  I did a lot of thinking about my books, and where they are going.

Okay, back to work.

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I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle.
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14 Responses to Vacation

  1. elainecanham says:

    An independent telephone? Does it decide who to call?

  2. Harliqueen says:

    Sounds and looks like an amazing trip! 🙂

  3. sknicholls says:

    Good for you! I have a new plan of action that includes leaving the house at least once a week to go ride the train, visit a museum, do something different. They say it stimulates creativity much more than living in a routine.

  4. Sue says:

    Very nice – thanks for the photos. We’re leaving for Chicago and Pittsburgh in two days. Hope my camera works 😀

  5. We have a telephone museum in Edmonton. It seems an odd artifact to have a whole museum dedicated to it. Mind you it is rather small.

    • MishaBurnett says:

      The more I think about it, though, the more I realize just how important telephones are. Honestly, they changed so much about how the world does nearly everything.

  6. Last summer my family vacationed in Kansas City AND St. Louis, and we went to a couple of the same places you did in K.C. (plus Worlds of Fun… the daughters demanded it). In St. Louis, we ended up at a place called City Museum, and we didn’t leave. We missed the Arch because of it and didn’t care.
    Actually, we went to the Arch the next day but still thought the City Museum was much more interesting and entertaining.

  7. Funny thing! The Stage Manager for Anubis Gates (Stage Production at Loncon3) and I were both in KC at the same time you were, I believe, attending a wedding. We also went to the King Tut exhibit and ate at Jack’s Stack. Wish we had known you were there, so we could have had the opportunity to thank you in person for your support of the show! We could have bought you a pint in Lord Byron’s honor.

    Ariana Helaine (AKA “Jacky Snapp”)

    • MishaBurnett says:

      The unseen hand of fate reveals itself in coincidence. We seem to be turning into Tim Powers characters. Do not get into any poker games on Lake Mead, okay?

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