There is no place like home

Every time I visit my friends and relatives on the East Coast the question I am being asked the most is “when will you finally move here”. I have to admit that it’s a pretty tempting idea that ocasionally visits me since I moved to Kansas City almost 16 years ago.

After all they have things like:


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Nathan’s Hot Dogs and PotatoE Balls:

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Skyline, Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty

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Astroland at Coney Island

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Ocean with $2,000,000 condos facing it.

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Russian Stores and Restaurants

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People who mastered parallel parking


So why do I come home every time to the city that doesn’t have any of it? Maybe that’s the reason – it doesn’t have any of it.

  • midtown miscreant

    I was going to make a moby dick joke about the mermaid, but that would be tacky. Glad to see you came out of hiatus to post something. Great pics, hopefully more to come. Welcome home.

  • meesha – Having lived in the east for a few years, I’d put it like this. If you are “one in a million”…then there are eight of you in New York.

  • Burrowowl

    Definitely need better mermaids.

    Awesome parking photo.

    Gotta love a real estate market where a seven-digit purchase price doesn’t get you a yard.

  • travel

    There are a lot of places that are a great place to visit, but … well you know.

    By the way, speaking of places to visit, just got back from Omaha and a trip to their zoo. One of the best zoos I’ve been to. Your daughter will love it and only 3 hours away.

  • We went to Omaha zoo few years ago during the strike. I still like St.Louis better for some reason, San Diego is not bad at all. During this trip we went to a small zoo somewhere in Jersey, it was almost like Deanna Rose Farm here in KC.