Wednesday, June 1, 2011

R&R Part II: Arrrrrgh

Our fourth anniversary was approaching and we knew we could use a couple of days to rejuvenate. So we called up the rents and asked if they could stay the weekend. We headed to Kansas City for a three-day, two-night, baby-free adventure. It was full of ups and downs and many, many people dressed as pirates. But it was a weekend I won't forget any time soon.

It was Saturday morning and we were on our way to the hotel restaurant for breakfast. Our first clue that something was going on was the girl with cat ears, a leopard print shirt and a tail. Then there was the pirate -- complete with sword. Then there was the pirate with green and white face paint. Then there was the woman in the jester's hat.

Apparently, the hotel was hosting a conference for the weekend. A gaming conference. As in video gaming.

I'm not hating on video gamers. I have lots of friends who I love that play video games like it's their job. But if you are going to dress up like a pirate and walk around in a public place, you do so, knowing that someone may blog about you.

Needless to say, we spent a lot of time people watching.

In all, we saw four pirates, one and a half cats, one court jester, two armored warriors, one dominatrix and a stone statue mime. Unsure whether the mime was attending the gaming conference.

This is the only picture that I managed to take. That's the statue mime.

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