I hate that out of state trainings and travels take you away from your family, but I have no problem welcoming the break and having the opportunity to the explore whatever the city has to offer.This month, we spent a few days in Kansas City, Missouri for professional development to enhance our skills in dealing with hard to reach populations on campus. The great thing about most of our of state travels is that trainings are usually over by 5PM, which allows us time to relax and debrief, but also gives us plenty of time each day for adventures. So when the books close, I am out the door!
On my first evening in Kansas City, I was able to watch a Symphony Water Show outdoors while eating Macho Nachos from Z-Teca Fresh Mexican Grill!
On the second evening there, I explored the Wizard of Oz Exhibit in Crown Center and dined at Milano Italian Dining with a colleague.
And, on my final evening there, I explored the Discovery of King Tut Exhibit at Union Station! This was by far the most wonderful exhibit I have ever experienced.
This was not just a walk through exhibit. Upon your admission, you were given state of the art technology that actually walked you through the entire exhibit creating the most vivid pictures for you.
There was a great deal to see and learn including tombs, treasures, and so much about pharaohs. Exploring the entire exhibit took at least an hour and a half, if not more. Not to mention, the gift shop right! Once I returned home, I explained to the boys that I wanted to take them. However, I didn’t realize then that it was a traveling exhibit that came all the way from Cairo, Egypt and that I probably wouldn’t be able to take them unless it came back to the United States, again.
So, in the meantime, I bought them a book on ancient Egypt and excavation tomb kits that they could work on to help with their learning and curiosity. If you happen to hear about the exhibit coming back, shoot me an email and let me know!