BY Peter Elf
Well, after having a fun weekend in Omaha a couple of weeks ago, I decided to keep it going. I heard a song called “Kansas City, Here I Come.”
So, I thought, what the snowflake?!
Wow! Does Kansas City have a lot to offer.
I thought I’d grab some breakfast at a place called City Market. It’s a historic farmer’s market. I thought I would grab some fruit and croissant.
Mr. Grinch – you know him. Dr. Seuss wrote a biography about him.
Mr. Grinch, once an angry old soul, is now one of Christmas’ biggest supporters. He, along with little Cindy Lou Who, works to help the hungry in the Kansas City area. They gather donated food and money for local food banks.
I wanted to have my picture taken with them. But, I felt a little self-conscious. I am a bit on the short side compared to the Grinch and the folks in Whoville. But, I met a nice girl, who happened to be from Omaha, where I am stationed this holiday season.
She is a queen or something. She wore a crown and a sash.
My next stop was at a place called Dutch Flower.
I found a neat ball hanging from the ceiling, so I thought what the heck? I jumped on and took a ride. No, I wasn’t imitating that brat Miley Cyrus (she’ll be lucky to get a lump of coal) doing her song “Wrecking Ball.” I know other elves who have done this song. I just wanted to take a spin.
They have a great pirate exhibit going on a couple more weeks. Hint: See it!
Pirates have a bad reputation. I am not sure they ever get gifts from Santa. I wanted to change that. I visited with a couple of the scurvy mates of a ship called The Whydah.
Well, in the need for a pick-me-up, I ventured off to the Country Club Plaza.
I took in some light viewing.
Then, I decided to warm up with a latte at Starbucks. Yum!
Then, before I headed back to Omaha, I grabbed lunch at Arthur Bryant’s BBQ joint. This is the original location and was great.
Well, this is likely my last communication, before heading back to the North Pole. The Trudell family will get good marks. Even, that cat! He came around, and instead of trying to kill me, he actually cuddled up. I overheard his dad telling him something about Christmas, coal, and being nice.
Happy New Year, too! See y’all next holiday season.