Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Be a Tourist with Your Dog Series: Kansas City, Missouri

I've really been looking forward to this insider post on Kansas City because I actually spent my Senior Year of college interning in Kansas City, and I somehow managed to miss these gigantic 17-foot tall shuttlecocks. I love seeing Turk and Rufus's insider's view of Kansas City complete with a picnic, experiencing art with your pooch, and gourmet snowcones served from a retro seafoam green trailer--now I really want a pineapple- serrano pepper snowcone.

We live in the Waldo area of Kansas City, Missouri.
While we love our neighborhood, we really enjoy exploring other areas of our beautiful city – especially when we can bring our dogs Turk (a pit bull mix) and Rufus (a Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix) with us.
A wonderful place to walk our dogs is the Sculpture Garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Located just east of the Country Club Plaza, this 22-acre park is where city-dwellers come to soak up the sun, play games, and have picnics. The gardens surrounding the museum are filled with beautiful sculptures from 20th & 21st century artists, most notably the two shuttlecock statues by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen.
While we really enjoy the ability to view the art with our dogs, Turk and Rufus prefer to find a nice patch of grass to lie down and catch bugs.
After wandering the grounds at the Nelson, we like to get a yummy snack, such as Fresher Than Fresh snow cones. 
The gourmet, all-natural snow cones come in a variety of flavors – all of which are delicious!
The westside location where the Fresher Than Fresh trailer resides every Sunday is situated next to a cute little park – perfect for enjoying snow cones on a hot summer day.
While they are always up for an adventure, after a long day of exploring Turk and Rufus are just ready to go home.
I love seeing insiders views and I wish I had known this back when I lived near Kansas City. You can read more about Turk and Rufus's adventures as they make their bungalow a home on their blog here.We do love hearing everyone's tips on traveling with dogs, and you can click here to see how to share your tips. And you can check at past posts including insider's tips on Traveling with 4 Large Dogs, Nashville, Alaska, and Chicago. 

71 comments:

rickguilfoil said...

Turk and Rufus are Super Stars!!!!!! Very cool blog post.

loveandaleash said...

i love turk and rufus! and, that field looks so lush and the snow cones so yummy, i may go move into their house with them :)

Melissa said...

i love this post and this dog family! how adorable.

Katelyn said...

That sno cone place is adorable!

Jessica said...

Your post really makes me miss Kansas City (at least during the summer...I would still like to avoid the winters there!).

EvanTerese said...

Thanks for the scoop! Good tips... I may have to grab one of those yummy sno-cones.

nickm said...

Great pics! It reminds me of how many great places Kansas City really does have to enjoy not only by yourself but with your dogs as well.

DanaeS said...

Snow cones are yummy! and thats a really big birdie for your dogs to chase! ;-)

reliker said...

What an awesome way to spend a day! Thanks for sharing (and for great ideas on how to include the dogs!)

Emily W. said...

Great post! Especially loved the action shot of Rufus! Maybe that sno cone place is something new I can squeeze in on my next visit to KC. :)

road-dog-tales said...

Turk & Rufus have a great place to hang out! Love those shuttlecock statues! And we think we've found a new use for our food hauler when we're not traveling - selling sno cones! How cool is that???

The Road Dogs

Kim C. said...

Those sno-cones look amazing - I'm going to have to make sure to swing by there one day.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Great guest post! The first time I scrolled through the pics I was like "do they know they have giant birdies flying through their photos?" haha. Those statues are really cool.

houndstooth said...

That looks so cool! I am fascinated by those sculptures. I could definitely see us taking a road trip there!

Emily said...

Great photos, Em! Hope you get to give to your charity!!

heistecommunications said...

Great article, Emily! Sometimes those of us in the KC metro forget about the things available to us in our own city!

Julie said...

Love me some snow cones!

Liz said...

GREAT post, fantastic tips for a fun day out with the dogs, and my-oh-my, what a pair of cuties you have. I'm going to have to track down that sno-cone trailer ... that was definitely news to me!

brooke said...

I love the snow cone truck! I wish we were closer to Kansas so I could try some of those flavors out!

mcgeeandme said...

Very cool blog post! I may have to take McGee to K.C. to visit now! :-)

Two Pitties in the City said...

And everytime I read this I start hungering for some snowcones. I can't think of a single place in Chicago with these types of snowcones! You have also inspired me to try and find some outdoor art with the dogs. Now I am on a mission.

waldobungie said...

At least in Chicago you guys have lots of yummy ice cream - I remember the last time I was there I ate at this cool retro ice cream place in Lakeview. Delicious shakes!

Joanna Mays and Rocio Robledo said...
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Joanna Mays said...

As a current Chicagoan, this makes me realize what all I missed out on when living in KC. Rufus boo-boo is the cutest little doggie!

CB said...

Has that sno cone place been there long? I can't believe I didn't know about it and lived there for five years! Love you Rufus and Turk, thanks for the mini-KC tour :)

AJB said...

Wonder what Wilfred would say about this...

FRESHER THAN FRESH SNOW CONES said...

This is the sweetest post. Those pups are adorable. Thanks for promoting my biz too!

drew said...

nelson-atkins museum all day!

k9s4me said...

Turk and Rufus are adorable. I have lived here 10+ years and have never been to the Nelson. Think I will have to visit and stop by for a snow cone! Thanks for sharing!

mylatestexcuse said...

Turk and Rufus are so handsome! Kansas City wouldn't be half as awesome without them (or their parents) in it. Great post, Em!

Mr. Pip said...

Those snow cones look delish!

Your pal, Pip

Julie said...

Looks like Rufus and Turk are really enjoying the artistic side to KC. I love it!

The Smiths said...

Super cute! Missing K.C.

Kate said...

Those sno cones are the best! Kansas City is such a great, dog friendly city. Turk and Rufus show it off nicely!

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

Amazing guest post! Never been to Kansas and this is so fun! Love the huge outdoor walk and shuttlecocks. Love the snow cone truck even more!

Going to check out the blog!

www.twogradstudentsandapittie.blogspot.com

Marlo said...

What a great example of fun stuff to do with your dogs in KC! I will definitely try out the snow cones and the Nelson with my dogs. Thanks for sharing!

Roo said...

Sno cones and giant birdies! What could be better :D That was a lovely tour of Kansas City!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

AshWeb11 said...

I'm glad to see Turk and Rufus are not only avid outdoors men, but also appreciate some fine art here and there. :) That sno cone place is calling my name! Thanks for the great tips!

Susan Campisi said...

Really great photos. Those are two very cute pooches.

KimberlyRalph said...

Great Post! Thanks for sharing! Your photos are amazing!

saratogajean said...

I love the big birdie! Nice shot!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous photos Emily!!

Unknown said...

Say hello to Ginger!

Dog Knows Best said...

I love Our Waldo Bungie's blog, and follow it as religiously as I follow Two Pitties in the City and Love and a Six Foot Leash. I work in pit bull rescue and can't tell you how valuable these blogs and testimonials are to changing public opinion and encouraging fostering, etc. Bravo!

Beth Griep said...

Great post! What a great way to tour - love Turk and Rufus :)

Daisy said...

I like the giant sculptures! Pretty cool!

Jenn said...

Great post! Love it!

bigalrlz said...

As a life long Kansas City dweller, they did a GREAT job capturing all the KC has to offer :)

Froggy said...

I am in love with turk and rufus! Never been to KC before but from this post I think I may have to make a trip down there!

Lindsay said...

Those snow cones sound amazing!! Turk and Rufus are two lucky pups!

Juliana said...

Not gonna lie that giant birdie sculpture really threw me off for a second.. haha great post!!

Carrie C said...

Sounds like a place worth visiting!!

Bailey said...

Great post! Turk and Rufus are adorable (and now I am craving a snow cone!)

Christine said...

Great post; Turk and Rufus are adorable.

W said...

great post. love the first pic. i thought the shuttlecock was a normal one flying through the foreground until i started reading the post. :)

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Paul said...

Great post and pictures. Turk and Rufus look like they had a blast!

MH said...

Turk and Rufus look like that had a blast running around! Great pictures!

Maisie's Mom said...

we love Our Waldo Bungie!!!

http://maisieme.blogspot.com/

Soccamom said...

Go Ginger!

Nancy said...

Awesome post! Love you guys!

Esmee said...

Turk and Rufus have the life!

Annie & Paul's Mom said...

cool comment!

Ivy Ellen said...

My pups would love a trip like this!

Ivy Ellen said...

My pups would love a trip like this!

CB said...

Love it! KC is such a fun town. Wish we lived there again, or could at least visit :)

Kolchak Puggle said...

BOL! You said "shuttlecock" What an interesting (and odd) Sculpture piece. Y'all must be really into your batminton their, eh? The snocones look delish. I may have to visit your home town one of these days!

Andrea Joy said...

Yay Our Waldo Bungie!

Gina said...

This makes me want a dog even more than I already do! ... and also a sno cone. Great post, Emily!

Kaylea said...

Great info n love the photos

Kenneth said...

Looks like a very wonderful day to explore and have fun with the dogs! I feel happy too just by looking at those pictures.

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