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"You remind me of a giant celery stalk"


Yes, one of my friends actually told a guy that he reminded her of a giant celery stalk this past weekend.  These are the kinds of things you only hear during a girls weekend!  I headed down to "the plains" for three days of shenanigans with some of my college girlfriends. 

Thursday afternoon, my friend Shannon and I headed to Midway airport to fly to Omaha, Nebraska.  Never thought I'd be going there on "vacation"!  My friend, Alex had recently moved down to Lincoln, NE last year for work and none of us had ever been so we figured why not?!  Our flight went smoothly and we met Alex at the Omaha airport.  Alex's cat had been neutered that same day, poor Leo, so we had to pick him up at the vet before picking up our other friend, Erica, who was flying into the Lincoln airport.  We picked Leo and Erica up and headed back to Alex's apartment in downtown Lincoln.  We had dinner and were on the road again - this time to Kansas City!

After about 3 hours, we arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel in KC.  We checked in about 1 am.  Now, I was feeling terrible.  If you know anything about me, you will know that I am really allergic to cats.  Being around one for even 5 minutes makes me feel like I've been hit by a truck - my entire body feels awful.  My friends wanted to go out and get a drink but I had to stay behind sadly to shower and get all of the cat-ness off of me.

Good morning Kansas City!

The next morning, we had a BIG surprise for Alex!  Our other friend, Rachel, was on the way to our hotel and Alex had no idea.  Rachel initially couldn't take the time off to come with us but a couple of weeks before the trip, she said she could fly in for Friday morning - Saturday morning.  It was a surprise for Alex and it was so hard to keep our mouths shut!  We were all just sitting around in our hotel room when we had a knock on the door.  Erica went to answer it and in walked Rachel.  Alex's face was priceless, she was shocked!  It was so great to finally be reunited!

Surprise!!!!

We got ready and stopped at Starbucks for some breakfast.  We then headed to the jewelry store to pick up Alex's engagement ring as it had been getting re-sized.  It is beautiful!


After that quick stop, we headed back to our hotel to shop at the Kansas City plaza, a gorgeous outdoor mall.  We hit up a few stores and then decided to stop for a drink.  It was such a beautiful day that we sat outdoors on the patio.

Every building was so pretty

I had a ginger mojito, so good!



It was already after 4 pm and we were starting to get hungry.  We knew what we had to get for dinner: BBQ!  Kansas City is famous for it's BBQ so we headed to Jack Stack.  It was amaaazing!  Between the 5 of us, we shared onion rings, a slab of baby back ribs, brisket, a chicken sandwich, gingered carrots, baked beans, and creamy cheese soup and potatoes.  It was some serious comfort food!


 Rachel, me, Erica, Alex, Shannon

Afterwards, we headed back to our hotel to get ready for the night.  Our first stop was a jazz bar in downtown Kansas City.



We enjoyed a couple drinks and the music before heading out to KC's most popular nightlife destination - Power and Light.  It's hard to describe but it's an area with maybe 8 bars that are all right on top of each other.  Our first stop was the Hawaiian/tropical bar.  We danced and had a couple of drinks before heading to the more "clubby" bar.  We had been there about a half hour, when they asked us if we wanted a free table and champagne!  Umm, yes please!  We had so much fun and really enjoyed the free drinks!


Our last stop of the night was the bar we were most looking forward to - the country western bar with a mechanical bull!  This is where the night started to get messy.  Lots of rides on the bulls, a celery stalk comment and some new "friends" made for an interesting and hilarious night!  I laughed so hard my abs hurt by the time I went to bed.

 Erica and I on the bull!

The next morning was sad as we had to drop Rachel off at the airport already.  It was too short of a visit but I'm so glad she could come!  We dropped her off and made the 3 hour drive back to Lincoln, NE.


Lincoln is home to the University of Nebraska and their football team happened to be playing Michigan State University that day!  We are almost all from Michigan so of course we wanted to check out the game.  We got ready in all Alex's Nebraska Cornhuskers gear (figured we would support the home team!) and headed out to the tailgate lot.  We arrived around halftime and had the chance to meet some of the dealers that Alex works with.  We were even lucky enough to get free tickets to the game so we made it up for the last half of the game!






Unfortunately, Nebraska got their butts kicked with a final score of 41-28.  We were starving so we headed to Yia Yia's for pizza.  It was delicious!  Afterwards, we stopped at a bar called Marz that had the cheapest drinks ever!  I had a moscow mule of course :)



We made a couple other stops but called it a night around midnight.  I was dreading going back to Alex's apartment with her cat but I made it through the night, luckily!

Sunday morning was a lazy one.  We watched TV, napped, packed our stuff up and went out for lunch on our way to the airport.  It was so sad to say good-bye to each other because it's rare that we are all together!  It was such a fun weekend with my girls and I'm already looking forward to the next one, wherever it may be!

12 comments

  1. Girl it looks like you had a blast with your sweet friends! I loved all of your photos and it made me really want to take a trip to all of the places you went to :) So glad that you guys got to see each other and I know your looking forward to the next reunion with each other! <3 Great post!

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  2. That sounds like such a fun weekend! I love how you can go to places that don't scream out 'vacation' to other people and have the best time because of the people you're with! So sweet that your other friend was able to surprise her!

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    1. It really was so much fun, girls weekends are the best! I have to admit, I was a little unsure about what a weekend in Nebraska would be like haha but I would totally recommend it!

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  3. fun post!! love love when I can grab a girls weekend!!

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  4. That looks like such a fun weekend. Yall look like a group of sex in the city gals!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    1. Thank you!!! That's how we like to think of ourselves haha it was the best weekend!

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  5. What a FUN girls weekend! I love KC, it's about a 3 hr drive for us and my in-laws lived there. I thinks it's a great city, I had some fun times at Power & Light ;)

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    1. I thought Kansas City was awesome! I'd never been before but I loved it!

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  6. What a fun girls weekend!! You and your friends are so beautiful!!
    This makes me want to take a girls trip somewhere!

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  7. Aw, I'm so glad you girls were able to get together and have such a fun weekend!! Those kinds of trips are so sweet...to be with your besties! Love it! Maybe it's just me, but I think you all look like you could be sisters in the very first picture you posted. No doubt you're soul sisters for sure :)

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  8. Oh you guys look like you had so much fun! Can I get one of those ginger mojitos right now?

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