Day 244: She may not be the President…

… but she’s still famous, at least for Kansas City! Last night we had the pleasure of watching Ida McBeth perform at the Zona Rosa Jazz on the Square concert series. Ida McBeth is a renowned performer at the Blue Room, and I can see why. She has such a strong, full voice, and she’s just full of spirit and energy! I couldn’t pick just one photo. Which is your favorite?

Ida McBeth performs at Zona Rosa Jazz on the Square, Sept. 1, 2011.
Ida McBeth and her band performs at Zona Rosa Jazz on the Square, Sept. 1, 2011.
Ida McBeth performs at Zona Rosa Jazz on the Square, Sept. 1, 2011.

By the way, I do have a friend who was lucky enough to photograph the president when he came to Joplin this spring after the tornado.

Day 174: Kickin’ It

The weather was gorgeous yesterday evening, so we took a picnic and a blanket to the Zona Rosa shopping center for Jazz on the Square. Our entertainment wasn’t only the musicians but the kids playing in the fountain. It was fun to see what all the kids would do with the water – splash it, kick it (pictured), sit on it, lay on it, run through it, jump in it, jump around it … I could go on forever.

Kids playing in the fountains at Zona Rosa

 

 

Days 154-156: Wet ‘n Wild Weekend

Ok, ok. It may have been more wet than wild. And it may not be summer yet, but it definitely feels like it with the 90 degree temps.

Friday night we went to a Royals game and watched my Alma mater band play the Star Spangled Banner. We enjoyed the $1 peanuts and hotdogs, free fireworks display, and this lighted fountain. Actually, I think we enjoyed all of that more than watching the Royals lose.
On Saturday we walked around at the Zona Rosa shopping center for a while, but like the kid slashing in the fountain, we found it too hot to stay outside very long.
Sunday afternoon we beat the heat by going to the pool. Everyone else had the same idea too, but they were obviously having a good time.