Kansas City Journals

Hey Dorothy Look - It's Kansas!

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A July 2010 trip to Kansas City by MilwVon

U19 Boys Championship Game Photo, Kansas City, Kansas More Photos
Quote: OK so more "around" Kansas City than "in" Kansas City! In town for the USYSA Championships and Annual Membership Meetings. The KC Chiefs/GB Packers "story" was added to round out this journal.

Crazy Weather!

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Sun Setting Over The Soccer Fields Photo, Kansas City, Kansas
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Several in our group did not make it to Kansas for the US Youth Soccer Association's (USYSA's) National Championships and Annual Membership Meeting due to severe weather and rains in Milwaukee. The flooding was disastrous making for very challenging travel. Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee was closed until 2:00pm due to the flood waters. I arrived the day before so I was ok, but to watch them using snow plows and blowers to clear the runways of the high water on the national news as a bit too surreal.Once in Kansas, it was sweltering hot and humid. The athletes had to be very careful to hydrate so as to not fall ill to heat stroke. During the week, games had water breaks throughout to ke...Read More

Cinzetti's Italian Market Restaurant

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Restaurant | "OMG Dining Experience"

Cinzetti's Italian Market Restaurant Photo, Overland Park, Kansas
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In town for soccer meetings, our work group was in need of a dinner spot that would provide decent food in an atmosphere conducive to do some business too. The local host association (Kansas State Youth Soccer) suggested Cinzetti's to USYSA and it was perfect.We had a 6:30p reservation for eight and our small private dining area was ready upon our arrival. The restaurant has two or three very large dining areas but also has several of these little nook areas with tables suitable for private dining and meetings. For a little added privacy, there are hanging linen curtains.Cinzetti's is a buffet style Italian feast with 14 stations with a very eclectic assortment of salads, en...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2010

Cinzetti's Italian Market Restaurant
7201 W 91st Street
Overland Park, Kansas
(913) 642-0101

Hereford House

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Restaurant | "Nice Dinner Among Soccer Friends"

Hereford House Photo, Kansas City, Missouri
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On our last night in Kansas, our little group from Wisconsin went out for dinner, looking for that legendary Kansas beef. We had been given several recommendations, but Hereford House seemed to fit the bill in terms of location, available reservations and close proximity to the soccer fields where we wanted to be by 7:30pm.We were immediately seated at our table which was in a semi-private area at the front of the restaurant that largely looked like an enclosed lanai. Our server was by promptly to take our beverage order. We also ordered an appetizer sampler.The appetizers included on the large platter included onion rings, fried calamari and stuff mushrooms. Everything was...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2010

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 66211
(913) 327-0800

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel

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Hotel | "Outstanding & Attentive Service Oriented Hotel"

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel Photo, Overland Park, Kansas
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US Youth Soccer held several events in Overland Park, starting with the ODP boys camp for three weeks and culminating with the USYSA National Championships and Annual Membership Meeting. This Sheraton Hotel was home away from home while working these large national events.Our Wisconsin delegation was weather impaired in travel due to the floods in Milwaukee, but most of us eventually made it in OK. The hotel was very helpful in providing refunds on prepaid reservations that could not be used for the first night. In fact, one person in our group had to cancel altogether and they took care of providing a full refund of his prepaid two-night reservation.The lobby area was wide ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2010

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
6100 College Blvd.
Overland Park 66211
(913) 234-2100

David & Von 11/4/07 Photo, Kansas City, Missouri
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You cannot talk or write about winter in Wisconsin without including the legendary Green Bay Packers. Many know that the Packers are unique in that they are not owned by some rich spoiled business man (or woman) but instead, are truly a community asset with ownership held through stocks owned by average people in Green Bay, surrounding communities in Wisconsin and in fact, throughout the United States. Some would say, due to this unique ownership arrangement, the Green Bay Packers is the only team that can be called AMERICA’S TEAM.As a Packers’ fan, residents of Wisconsin find that going to a home game at Lambeau Field is a real rarity. Even with the recent stadium expansion and 65,000 se...Read More

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MilwVon

MilwVon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin