City Market Adventure

As you know, my parent’s came to visit Marv and I last week. My parents have visited us many a time in Kansas City, but this time my Mom really wanted to go to the Steamboat Arabia Museum, a popular tourist attraction which Marv and I had not visited before. Kind of crazy to think that we’ve lived here for 5 years and have gone to the Farmer’s Market in front of the Museum probably 50 times, but never once did we think about visiting the museum.  So like the wonderful children that we are, we decided to take my parents there for Mother’s Day!  Here our story begins…

We began the morning by strolling through the main drag of City Market…

we were greeted by a friendly fruit and veggie salesman…

saw a solemn and sweet as honey boy playing with his balloon animal…

our ears pined for sweet sounds…

we biked our way through a flower garden…

and cooled off with some scrumptious bubble tea…

and refreshing fro-yo (ignore the baskin robbins sign)

and just really had a chirpy time.

Then we time traveled back to September 5, 1856, where we were set to board the majestic Steamboat Arabia adventure…

where the boat was filled with whiskey (so they say) and china…

keys, buttons, apparel galore…

until pow!  the boat hit this little snag and brought all of these treasures down into the missouri river (of which these treasures were rediscovered in 1988 by a team of researchers)…

but, don’t worry, all of the passengers survived (except for a poor mule) and they are still years of restoration to be had!

Hope you enjoyed my picture story and history lesson! 🙂  All pictures were put through rollip classic effect #1.

Sweet Shot Day

I’ve also linked up my favorite photo from this set to Sweet Shot Tuesdays, you’ll have to click the link to find out which one!  Make sure to link up your own photos as well!  And by the way, I met my first blogger friend in real life this past weekend and it was AWESOME SAUCE, and she just happens to have 3 handsome boybarians.  🙂


  1. May 18, 2010 / 10:39 pm

    take me there.

  2. May 18, 2010 / 11:23 pm

    Sandy, I love your photography, they look so dreamy and inviting. I wish i can take such great photos

  3. May 18, 2010 / 11:45 pm

    how cute…

    you kiddos took out the parents for a fun and educational day at the museum. looks like it was alot of fun. i can already hear the fruit salesman. your photos are lovely. thanks for sharing Sandy.


  4. May 19, 2010 / 12:26 am

    The City Market here in Kansas City has so much to offer, so fun!!


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  5. May 19, 2010 / 1:20 am

    I wanna go there! And I adore the classic effects of your pics, I need to check out rollip:)


  6. May 19, 2010 / 2:04 am

    i loveeee farmer’s market! I want to visit!!!
    love these effects! i always spend so much time on photoshop trying to achieve this, now i can just use rollip!

    thanks for sharing! 😀

  7. May 19, 2010 / 4:45 am

    Isn’t funny how we live in places and never see the ‘tourist’ attractions. Took me years and my parents visiting to go on the coal mine tour. Although it was uber depressing. Anyway! Looks like you have a great market. And I love all the keys!

  8. May 19, 2010 / 5:15 am

    There is a lollycup store not too far from me but I’ve never tried their drinks. Are they good?

  9. May 19, 2010 / 6:55 am

    awwww…sandy, i loved it all! loved all your pics and everything you’ve captured! i must try that rollip sometime. oh, and i can’t believe you have a lollicup!!!!!!! i so miss that. we had a few back in CA, however, Charlotte is coming along….about a year ago they opened a jasmines smoothie world and bubble tea which they have in each of our local 4 malls and within the past month they’ve finally opened up a yogurt place called yoforia in 3 locations! Charlotte is getting there, slowly but surely, i so miss all of the diversity in foods that most bigger cities have.

  10. May 19, 2010 / 6:56 am

    Oh! It looks beautiful!
    I love those kind of things, so I think I’d enjoy the visit there. Cool you had a great time.


  11. May 19, 2010 / 8:44 am

    This looks like so much fun! And the photos are beautiful. I’ve never heard of Rollip. Gotta check it out. Is that purple yam bubble tea or red bean? Both of my faves!!

  12. Morgan
    May 19, 2010 / 8:47 am

    Gorgeous photos! I love the post-processing you’ve done- great colors!!

  13. May 19, 2010 / 9:48 am

    Been dying to go to a good market! you definately will have to take me there sometime!

  14. May 19, 2010 / 10:01 am

    such beautiful photographs! 🙂 love your picture story, hehe. so cute. love the filter too! thanks for sharing xo.

  15. May 19, 2010 / 10:10 am

    How funny…I was going to ask you how you got your photos to look so cool and you read my mind :)! I have to check rollip out – your photos look awesome!! looks like fun 🙂

  16. May 19, 2010 / 12:04 pm

    sweet shots dude! Really captured the story telling element. I like the treatment of the photos too; fits the tone of the post! Good stuff!

  17. Nancy Shen
    May 19, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    love the effect of the pictures!

  18. May 19, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    a wonderful set of photographs…i’ve never heard of rollip, i like the effects…i think i’ve just about got it down with photoscape which does a lot of these effects, but it’s good to know…i’m going to do some nyc photos with this effect. i love it but i always end up bursting the colour in my photos…i’m just a big colour person!

    btw you should check out sundays in my city…it’s a great meme for this theme.

  19. May 19, 2010 / 4:27 pm

    thanks for the interesting history lesson! your photos tell the story beautifully.

  20. May 19, 2010 / 5:16 pm

    Great photos, looks like you had a lovely time! Isn’t it funny how you can live somewhere for so long and never do most of the touristy stuff? There are still tons of things we’ve never done around here too even though every person who has ever visited the city has!

  21. May 19, 2010 / 5:23 pm

    All of these pictures are amazing! I love the effect that you put them through! Looks like you had a great time.

  22. May 19, 2010 / 6:32 pm

    such FABULOUS photos, sandy!!!! so fun.

  23. May 19, 2010 / 7:18 pm

    Wow. I just love your visit to the market with your parents! I love the boy with the balloon animal and the enthusiastic vegetable seller especially! What great pictures and what a great blog. Lovely.

  24. tintin
    May 19, 2010 / 7:19 pm

    i think you took me & mel there when we came to visit right? i remember you making us our lollicup drinks! lol

    p.s. i really love the photo effects you did on the pix! love that vintage look =)

  25. May 19, 2010 / 8:24 pm

    Wow Sandy! Sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration. The pictures are fabulous!

  26. Leslie
    May 19, 2010 / 9:58 pm

    Great photos!! I love this photo effect! Thanks for the sweet comments and yes I love my new bling! 🙂

  27. May 19, 2010 / 10:53 pm

    Fantastic photos — it looks like so much fun. The only other thing I have to say is “Mmmmm…fro yo…”

  28. May 19, 2010 / 11:42 pm

    Love this post. It’s so much fun to explore local markets and visit museums + tourist spots. Great photos!

  29. May 20, 2010 / 1:43 am

    Looks like you all had a lovely time! Great pictures =) Farmer’s markets are definitely where all the “good stuff” is at!

  30. May 20, 2010 / 7:47 am

    gorgeous photos! they make me feel like i went on the adventure, too.

  31. May 20, 2010 / 9:49 am

    Love this post!

    I went to the Steamboat Arabia museum on a field trip as a kid, and every time we pass that billboard heading into KC on I-70 I always tell Jeff I’m gonna take him back…maybe this is the kick in the seat of the pants that we need to just do it! 😀

  32. May 20, 2010 / 4:06 pm

    What a fun little day! Bubble tea and frozen yogurt, yum — now I’m just jealous,

  33. May 21, 2010 / 2:45 am

    that looks so nice! i love your photos and the feel. niceee job!

  34. May 21, 2010 / 4:17 am

    What a wonderful day for your parents! I feel as though I was right there with you, too! I keep hearing about bubble tea, I’ve never had it! I need to find out where I can find some. And thanks for the rollip link. I’ve never heard of that either. {My pictures need all the help they can get.} I’ve always wondered how to get that effect. It’s beautiful!

  35. Shen
    May 21, 2010 / 9:34 pm

    Wow, Sandy — these pix are great!! And thanks for sharing Rollip – I’ve not seen it before but it’s supercool! =)

  36. May 24, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    wowee~ you take such amazing photos!! wish we could’ve been there with you! mom & dad said they had so much fun. you guys are the best hosts~ i’m so happy you all had a great time. i love these photos~ it feels like i was there too!! =)

  37. May 29, 2010 / 9:47 am

    Looks amazing! Love your photographs, great vintage style/tones. 🙂

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