Because of our car problems, we had to skip Missouri on Hawk's Haul Across America.
WE ARE SO SORRY MISSOURI.
I can tell you, however, that your arch was gorgeous at night and that your flat roads made for some great sleep in the car. We did see the Missouri side of Kansas City as well... which looked totally cool from the interstate.
WE ARE SO SORRY MISSOURI.
I was actually extra bummed because a dear friend of mine when living in Los Angeles lives in St. Louis. But, it would have put us another day behind.. ugh, life stinks sometimes.
But, we got to Kansas refreshed and ready to do some serious ambushing. We had 8 finalists in the KC area.. most of them in the Overland Park area. And, sure enough, the name we picked was from Overland Park. And some of you might know her:
Sarah owns www.NewDayNewDeals.com, an online blog that keeps you up to date on great brands and sales taking place on your favorite items. I learned that some of our fans are Facebook fans of hers as well, that is how she heard of Hawk's Haul Across America! Small world!
We pulled up to her neighborhood totally pumped (half pumped for the ambush and half pumped just to get out of the car)--Hawk practically unbuckled himself to run to the house. Neve was not far behind.
She caught up long enough for us to take this picture:
As we turned the corner to run to the door, Sarah and her son came running out of the house to check on daughter Abby who was with a neighbor across the street. So it was a surprise for all of us!! Neve ran over to give Abby her new Waterway Maxi Dress in coal and Hawk halfway handed Jake some Fripp Island Fisherman Pants in black. Soon, however, the clothes were dropped in the grass and some serious playing occured.
Here was Hawk's take on the few minutes:
nevie, i say surprise. no nevie go away. i do it. I DO IT! ...SURPRISE! ...mama, these pants? mama, who this? mama, i play?
It was so nice to meet you Sarah!!!
With Sarah's recommendation, we followed this awesome Kansas City ambush with a trip to Deanna Rose's Children's Farmstead.
Ummm.. we fed baby goats. That is all I have to say about that place. Unfreakingbelievable.
*Excuse my whole person. I hadn't showered in a while and I was wearing that outfit for a few days. The goats loved me because they thought I was their own.*
IF YOU ARE IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA, YOU MUST GO. IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THIS:
After bottle feeding goats, eating baked lays, getting ice cream and sifting for gold, we were off again.. on our way to Denver.