Archive for July 2nd, 2009

Kansas Love

Aspera ad astra: “To the stars through difficulties.”

That’s the state motto for Kansas. It’s also the name a fantastic indie band from Lawrence. Those words resonated with me as I lived and worked in Kansas.

Mission Control
Kansas surprised me. For 2 years, I sampled anything the state had to offer. At a Topeka pub, I enjoyed raising my voice with a weekly Irish Sing-Along. My hubby and I won 2nd place at a Trivia Night in a Lawrence bar. I also loved sauteed meal worms served by a K-State professor. Plus, I found places, like the Cosmosphere, that inspired my inner space geek.

I love exploring the states and cities I’ve called home – from Chicago to Europe.

I want to start my next adventure in Healdsburg with A Really Goode Job.

This video reference is from Fally Afani in Kansas. I couldn’t have survived the Sunflower State without her.

Fally’s pick from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

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Liquid Relief from the Heat

Over the weekend, I tried this MacMurray Pinot Gris at the Sunflower Cafe.

Liquid Relief
It was hot outside.
This chilled wine tasted so refreshing! I loved the bright and clean flavors. It also had touches of citrus & woody notes. Yum!

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