Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Barbeque and Trains

After the Business Meeting ended and while we were packing up, garyomaha arrived. As part of a long-ago bet between me and him over the World Series between the Giants and Royals, he and his husband Michael were taking Lisa and me to lunch, in this case at Jack Stack's BBQ. It was an excellent meal of "burnt ends" (a BBQ term with which I was unfamiliar), although my blood sugar shot up to about 230. Perhaps I should have walked back to the hotel.

Kansas City Union Station

After lunch, we walked across the bridge to Kansas City Union Station, which is a beautiful building. If you like such things, please do click through these pictures to look at more of the place.

Union Station Model Trains

Also in the station is an extensive and elaborate multi-scale model train layout.

Lisa and I enjoyed our off site afternoon with Gary and Michael a great deal and we are grateful to them taking us to the restaurant and the train station (which I otherwise probably wouldn't have had a chance to see), but duty called me back to the Convention Center, where I was scheduled to work the "closing shift" at Site Selection from 5 to 6 PM, and then to help as part of the San José in 2018 bid's counting team. But that's yet another story.
Tags: lisa, trains, worldcon
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