To help them celebrate, Helen and I took them to Kansas City for a couple of days. Luckily, SACII and Nancy were able to join us. We all enjoyed visiting the now refurbished Union Stationand dining at Pierponts, the fancy restaurant inside:
We also watched as Dad reenacted their first conversation at the train station
and his offer to drive Mother home to Topeka. But first, they stopped for dinner at the (now closed) Terrace Grill
(old photo courtesy of Card Cow.com)
inside the Muehlebach Hotel (now a Marriott Hotel) followed by Dad's now famous claim that he couldn't remember where he parked the car. Sure, Dad. Whatever. To this day, Mother refers to herself as a "Train Station Pick-Up."
Thanks Dad and Mother for getting married. Mega thanks for having 2 sons. Thanks also for being such great parents and role models.
Last weekend the Topeka AFS Chapter hosted high school exchange students from all around Kansas for a weekend retreat. We got to host 3 students that are currently living in Wichita. Portugal, Italy and Germany were all represented. With our dear friend from South Korea who is here for her second exchange year at Topeka High School, we lined them all up for a photo.
Saturday night we gathered more exchange students, some local students and some weekend host parents for a casual pizza dinner.
Brazil, Ukraine and Chile were also represented. It was very international. The yummy frozen yogurt dessert was very American.