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KC Weekend

Spent the weekend in KC - well, at least Sat. and part of Sunday. Left early yesterday morning with some friends. We drove two cars. Cindy, her husband, daughter and son-in-law in one car. Corby, Kaitlin and I in the other. We stopped at Great Plains Mall in Olathe first. The outlet mall is about half empty, but we hit Book Warehouse and Bath & Body Works while there. I got mom a really neat book for Christmas - of pets, mostly cats & dogs, but also an occasional rabbit or horse. She loves looking at picture books, so I hope she enjoys its. At Bath & Body Works, I picked up some lotion and body spray of one of my favorite "retired" scents - Pearberry! From there, we went to the JCPenney outlet, picked up a few things there.

Then we were off to Oak Park Mall. Quite an interesting shopping experience, as we saw a shoplifter taken down by security. Strolling the mall, all of a sudden we heard screaming. Looking ahead, we saw a young lady, sprawled on the floor, screaming obscenities. After watching for a few minutes, we decided she was being apprehended for shoplifting. Quite interesting to watch. After finishing our shopping at the mall, we had our late lunch/dinner at Cheddar's and then headed back to our hotel - Embassy Suites. After checking in, we hung out in the lounge area for their happy hour, spending the evening visiting with our friends. All of a sudden we heard screaming from above. I thought maybe some child was crawling over the railing and his mother was screaming that he was falling. But we found out as the incident transpired that the police had been called because of a domestic violence dispute. Apparently the perpetrator was trying the elude the police when an innocent bystander took the guy down and held him until the police arrived a few short minutes later. We watched the accused being hauled off by the police. Yeah, an interesting day in KC. Glad I don't live in the "big city". LOL!

We headed back early today. Originally we wanted to do more shopping - at Legends, Cabela's and perhaps Nebraska Furniture Mart. But considering it was about 10 degrees (with a dusting of snow on the ground)

at 9am, we decided to head home instead. FUN WEEKEND, but I'm glad I have a vacation day tomorrow. Need to get laundry done!


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