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Dad, San Diego is absofuckinglutely stunning.
My reply: Son, I toad ya.
Dropped him at the airpote today and hardly even cried! I'm getting used to all this I guess.
He said his time here couldn't have been any more wonderful, and ya know, that makes me feel really good because after all, it is all about me now isn't it.
His grandma Carolyn (HI MOM!) requested a last visit with him dressed in his "Navy Blues," which are black by the way- go figure, so we went by there this morning for a brief last visit.
Priceless, or not? I say priceless and if your opinion is NOT then your comment will be dealt with harshly.
He still had to finish packing and all dat but we had time for 'the last supper' and discussed the options for same while we took the slow road home through Mission Kansas, winding our way through 'the Plaza' in Kansas City, Mo..
He loves the Plaza and I do have to admit it's fabulous, although the people there, the BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, get on my nerves because they are in fact beautiful.
Money can buy some beautiful dontchaknow. Rich men don't marry ugly; a sad fact. The pretty genes are passed to their lovely vacuous children who merrily shop the Plaza and the circle continues. Yeah, I'm just jealous probably. Or not. We are pretty, yet poor. Go figure..
But, I was speaking of the last supper! Our discussion- after several options tossed about, money not being an issue since Mr. Navy Federal debit card was buying, ended up landing us at GATES BBQ.
"HI MAY I HELP YOU!" That's the second you walk in the door at Gates, before you've had a chance to even peruse the menu board.
Been a long while since I ate there because it is slightly pricy but OH MY GOD what a treat and I thank you kiddo!
He got the burnt end on bun and me the fat beef and a half, on white bread of course (in the foreground). Tonight, I will eat the other half.
Yes, KC barbecue is really ALL THAT. Texas? Carolina style? All wonderful too, maybe. But we have Gates, and Arthur Bryants, etc..
There's a song about Gates (Ollie Gates.. or OG) by Kansas City hip hop star Tech N9ne that celebrates the place and our town. You should take the time to check out below. Eli and Holly made it to his concert here at The Midland during his visit, and even I think Tech is awesome.
New Orleans has Li'l Wayne representing for the 504. . . we have this guy rapping about KC, which I think is pretty cool as I'm sick of our town being thought of as the FLYOVER ZONE.