Kansas City, Missouri March 2001
The year of “No more Northern venues“
Leo posing with our driver Alex at MCI airport.
The first NCAA Tradition Shuffleboard Tournament. Final scores are listed below:
Dave and John win the first game 7 to 6, Ken and Leo win the second game 14 to 5
Of course we had to warm up for about 1/2 hour just to be able to keep the pucks on the table.
This kind of weather is why John, Leo, and Ken left Connecticut. The weatherman reports that there will be 1 to 3 inches on our first night. The group unanimously agreed to make the 2002 venue further South.
Our Day Off
The library is a great tribute to a great president. The entrance of the exhibit
is shown below and above is the famous sign that Harry had on his desk.
We paid a visit to the mayors office and visited the observation deck on the 28’th floor of city hall to get thisgrand view of downtown. The insert on the right is mayor Kay Barnes.
One of our official membership cards from the Isle of Capri Casino, on the river in Kansas City. This place was not the Neiman Marcus of Gambling…..it was Walmart.
Other Memorable Moments
Brush with Fame
When waiting in line at Bradley Airport in Hartford, Gov John Rowland walked by to wish the group a safe and successful trip.
The Kenny Shuffle returns?
We were 1/2 hour late arriving in Pittsburgh for a 37 minute layover. Ken, Leo and John all did the Kenny shuffle to get to their connecting flight. See 1995 Memphis for a definition of the Kenny Shuffle.
Both our waitresses that night at Romineli’s Grill and Charlie Hooper’s Pub were named Kelly. Both had to hear the story of John’s wife whose name is Kelley Kelly.
The Games (Midwest Regional)
|6) Notre Dame||||
|7) Wake Forest||||
|15) Eastern Illinois||||
Highest Final Seat: Arizona made it to the Championship Game.