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A Little BBQ Joint - Independence, Missouri
Tuesday - December 5, 2017: It had been over 2 years since my last visit to Mom's Kitchen in Olathe, Kansas. This place doesn't seem to ever change - not even the prices! I had a 10 ounce mushroom swiss burger which comes with choice of many sides for $7.99. 

 

Mom's Kitchen - Lenexa, Kansas Mushroom Swiss Burger
 
Saturday - December 9, 2017: We added a new page about the Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence, Kansas. The pipe organ manufacturer is in its 100th year. They have produced over 2200 organs, 312 of them for Kansas churches. It turns out that they built the organ for our church, Lenexa United Methodist Church and they were kind enough to give us a copy of the contract and a program from the dedication ceremony.
 
 
Reuter Organ Company - Lawrence, Kansas Reuter Organ Company
Friday - December 15, 2017: We added two additional Christmas Light Displays to the North Johnson County Tour
 
 
Monday - December 18, 2017: General admission tickets to tonight's University of Kansas men's basketball game against the University of Nebraska Omaha were offered at half price on "Cyber Monday," only $20. Linda, Mary and I drove over to Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. With the GA tickets, we tried to be more early, but were there just after the gates opened at 4:30PM for the 6PM start.  Fortunately this was winter break and we were able to park 2 blocks from the fieldhouse and walked in to find great seats on one of the rails. The most comfortable I have ever been at a Jayhawks' game.

KU won 109-64!

 

Allen Fieldhouse scoreboard - Lawrence, Kansas Allen Fieldhouse scoreboard
Thursday - December 21, 2017: We added a new page devoted to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor, Kansas, which we visited in November. On February 5, 1932, the building which had been first built in 1890 was destroyed by fire, but over time, the building was rebuilt with almost the same external appearance. The steeple which once stood atop the stone tower at the front of the church was never replaced and the interior columns which once supported the ceiling were replaced by a vaulted ceiling.

 

St. Francis Catholic Church in Munjor, Kansas St. Francis Church
 
Saturday - December 23, 2017: We hadn't dined at Berbiglia's Roost in Overland Park, Kansas since shortly after it opened a year and a half ago, so we went there for lunch today. As we ordered, they were out of the things we wanted and we learned they are closing tomorrow. Officially it is temporary until they reorganize, but the server sounded like it may be permanent.

Our experience with the food today, was much like the previous visits. The fried chicken and BBQ were both OK, but not a treat. We were almost the only customers in the restaurant. There was no sign saying that they were closing.

 

Berbiglia's Roost - Overland Park, Kansas Berbiglia's Roost
Saturday - December 30, 2017: Linda and I drove to Independence, Missouri to check on "A Little BBQ Joint" for our guide to Kansas City BBQ Restaurants. We had not heard about it until the owners participated in a car restoration project on the TV show Gear Dogs, which is filmed in Gardner, Kansas. 

 The seats in the booths are bench seats from old Fords, Chevys and Cadillacs. A 1967 Cadillac front end is built into the carry out counter and a 1965 Chevy Impala is built into the bar.

 

A Little BBQ Joint - Independence, Missouri A Little BBQ Joint
Sunday - December 31, 2017: added the new page devoted to A Little BBQ Joint in Independence, Missouri.

 

 
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