Thursday, October 11, 2012

R-Cal: Thursday 11 October 2012

First, some leftovers from last night.
I have no love for inner city convenience stores like this 7-11.
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I got up with a sore shoulder today.  I wasn't going to exercise until I ate the last piece of pie that I got for Suyen's birthday on Moanday.  Having that pie guilted me enough to run through the pain of my shoulder.  Somehow, I pulled a muscle in it in my sleep last night or this morning.  During my run, I noticed that 68th street is getting resurfaced.  The asphault company is putting new asphault on top of a concrete road surface that really doesn't look like it needs much help.  That is my first question -- why are they resurfacing a road that appears to be in good shape?  The second question is -- I've always heard that asphault and concrete do not mix.  In other words, you do not put asphault on top of an un prepared concrete surface, as the asphault will just separate from the surface in little or no time.  So, why does it appear that they are doing just that -- putting asphault on a concrete road on NW 68th?

I did manage to take one picture during my run of the endpoint, which is this general store...
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I got a lot of things done at home, and decided to go out into the world and get a good cup of joe...

 - 2012/10/11 Thursday 17:05
Y J's Snack Bar
1 (816) 472-5533
128 West 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Thursday, October 11, 2012 18:06:21
Historic film row on 18th street in Kansas City Missouri...
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 I mentioned earlier the resurfacing on 68th street.  As I was heading home, I got some pictures of what I was talking about earlier.
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Wednesday 10 October 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 08:47:51
Beautiful October Day!
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Harlem/Downtown Airport
Here is a collection of photos from Harlem...
I came here to run this morning at the downtown airport.  I tell the story of when I first moved to Kansas City, in January 1978 with my family.  I was in the 6th grade.  We stayed at the Holiday Inn, which was in Harlem, a neighborhood in Kansas City that was located just north of downtown across the Missouri River.  You had to cross the Broadway Bridge, which was a toll bridge at the time, then go down an offramp to the airport, and go under the rail yards.  I imagine that before the International airport was built up north in the early 70's, Harlem was a neighborhood that catered to the air travel business, and the Holiday Inn there was pretty busy.  When we stayed there for a week, it was used primarily to house goverment students.  My father was working for the National Weather Service then. We stayed in the Holiday Inn for a week until we could find a more permanent living arrangement close to a school.  My sister and I spent the time watching cartoons on the independent tv channel, which was channel 41.  Harlem then was a pretty rough grimy neighborhood that had seen better times.  Downtown was so scary in the late 70's, that at night you definitely wanted to roll up your windows and lock your doors, especially in the quality hill neighborhood in the western part of downtown.  There were more houses in Harlem back then.  However, the Holiday Inn's days were numbered as the crime rate in Harlem and numbers of car break ins doomed the place.  I do remember the baptist church being there back then as it is now.
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The northern entrance to Harlem comes from a North Kansas city industrial road, which is often blocked by trains coming into and out of the Murray BNSF yard.
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The bridge under the Murray yard, where you cross into Harlem from the western airport side.
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101 NW Lou Holland Dr, Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC), Kansas City, MO 64116

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Crossing back under the Murray yard, the former Holiday Inn comes into view.  It is now apartments.
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Former Holiday Inn in Harlem
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Harlem Baptist church -- one of the few remaining original hold outs of the old neighborhood.

- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 10:20

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My meeting at Latteland finally happened...

- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 12:22
My Location@12:21,10/10
2015 Somerset Dr, Prairie Village, KS 66208

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 14:06:04
I pass through Waldo, on the way to work after Latteland
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- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 14:25
1 (816) 753-4567
Kansas City, MO

Spirit of 66:  Old 56 Highway in Olathe...

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 16:08:01
On the South side of Olathe, between Olathe and Gardner is an old Highway that is quite charming.  Old 56 diner is a googie masterpiece.  There is a bowling alley, and the Kansas City Motel is now for sale.
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Kansas City Motel can be yours for a price...
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Check out the web page for the Old 56 Family Restaurant...
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Poco's is looking rather green in the waning sun light of late afternoon.

- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 17:58
1 (816) 753-4567
Kansas City, MO

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The news is well covered at QuikTrip on 31st.

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 19:02:31
What a sunset...
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- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 19:16
My Location@19:16,10/10
4501-4599 E 28th St S, Kansas City, MO 64128

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 19:59:24
The art deco looking east patrol police station of the Kansas City Missouri police department is slated to be replaced.  I hope the building gets reused.

- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 20:00
Kansas City Police East Patrol
1 (816) 234-5530
5301 East 27th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127

- 2012/10/10 Wednesday 22:24
1 (816) 753-4567
Kansas City, MO

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