When I travel for work, I always try to sneak out and steal a little adventure. My previous excursions to KC have yielded fantastic bar-b-que, but other than that, I’ve come away a little disappointed. Last night, I followed the sounds of loud booming explosions, banging, and rattling to a hypnotic and fantastic rhythm. I finally came to the source and witnessed what can only be described as human fireworks, it was the famous Marching Cobras of Kansas City. Okay, I had never heard of them, but I think they are a pretty big deal around here. They group of drummers/dancers range from 10 to 50, 50 pounds to 300 pounds, tall and short. They come together to make a roaring explosion of sights and sounds, I just stood there with my mouth slightly open, completely mesmerized. Here’s a video of them, it doesn’t really capture the entirety and it certainly does not capture the immense volume, but it gives you about 1/10 of how awesome it was.
I also was very thirsty this morning as I was about to leave for work and saw a nice glass bottle of milk at the coffee shop. The glass was from the Shatto dairy and it was by far the best glass of milk I’ve ever had. If you’re ever in KC, you absolutely need to try Shatto milk and these small sized glass bottles are a great thing to grab as you walk out the door.
My trip to KC was a big success, had very effective and meaningful meetings. Looking forward to coming home tomorrow.