Scenic Sundays 39: Importance of Travel and Mark Twain

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And we went back. After a successful, shorter stay at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in 2009, Jay and I ventured back in August 2011 for a full week. Our trip this time took us through Kansas City as I have become quite fond of one of the vendors at River Market Antique Mall.

My work travels in admissions had me in Kansas City many times, but I never got to take advantage of seeing the sites. And while we didn’t do much but spend the night, head to the antique mall and enjoy Fritz’s, it was tons of fun watching the kids and animals enjoy themselves in the fountain.


Taken in Kansas City in August 2011 with a Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
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20 responses to “Scenic Sundays 39: Importance of Travel and Mark Twain

    • It was not a planned photo! Surprises like this are exactly why I love carrying my camera every where when I’m on vacation.

      Terri M., the Director
      Second Run Reviews
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  1. I LOVE Kansas City and the downtown area. I was there for work, too, in the past so I didn’t get to see many sites but I made it a point to hit breweries for my dinner per diem 😉 Fantastic picture, too!! I love the color, not to mention the craziness of the dog. I wonder what mine would do…

    Have a fantastic break (soon) and see you on the back side!

  2. What a fantastic quote. And I wholeheartedly agree with it, I do however think reading achieves this also as long as you are open to new ideas.

  3. Greg Hill

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Kansas City, hope to visit someday. And love that quote!

    • It’s a great city, Greg. I need to get to the public library there. Apparently it is wonderful.

      Terri M., the Director
      Second Run Reviews
      Twitter: @2ndRunReviews