My visit commences! After a smooth flight, a trip through the Kansas City airport, (which I hadn't seen since 1995), Heather (who I haven't seen in the flesh since 1997) picked me up and we picked up some barbecue for a taste-off. Not surprisingly, the place with the sauce in the prepackaged pouches did not win. Also not surprisingly, the sauce without so much vinegar was my favorite. Although that place didn't have pulled pork. Anyway, yum!
We went for a walk. Here's where Heather and her family live on Fort Leavenworth. They have one half of the building. It was pretty awesome, that house.
Most of the older houses have informative signs telling you how long they've been around.
Nice detail here.
There was a lot of brick, which I was a fan of. And a lot of good detail, like on this porch.
And a lot of zoom things like this bird's nest, which can be seen in the above photo at the top of the right-hand column.
The original wall of the fort, with rifle slot for defense.
It curved, that original wall.
We saw a fox!
My zoom was a little shaky, but there he is.
There are a lot of historical markers. I also like this photo, because both Heather (on the right) and myself (in shadow) are in it.
Patrick and E.
The mighty Missouri.
Back side of the chapel, which I liked because there are three kinds of building material used on this end: stone, cinder block and wood.
More good detail.
There were a lot of flags, not just US flags, but from all over.
This is the commander's house. Faaaannnncccy!
These cannons have never been fired.
Nice clock tower with this building.
For some reason, the thickness of this drainage grate fascinated me.
This is the "beehive". More on that in a later post.
Good window detail.
This is Heather's porch.
Flag and tree.
Digital cameras are a good way to entertain a youngster. I would take the picture and the show her the image.