Another Monday away

I should have posted something when I checked into my hotel earlier this afternoon, but I had getting to Buffalo Wild Wings and tonight’s version of The Pulse, Buzztime’s sports trivia game played every Monday at 7 p.m. Central, on my agenda before posting.

The drive from Russell to Kansas City was standard fare. Gas in Salina, lunch in Abilene, then the drive all the way to the hotel. This time, however,, I did not venture off I-70 at I-435 south, as I had been doing on recent trips, because this time, I’m not staying at Overland Park.

I opted for the Courtyard at Briarcliff, located off US 169 in North Kansas City. It’s a 10-minute drive to Zona Rosa and Buffalo Wild Wings, a far cry from 35-minute commute one way from I-435 and Metcalf, where the Overland Park Marriott is located.

This particular Courtyard is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, which I believe makes it the only “green” hotel in the Kansas City area. I know for sure it is the only Marriott property in the area which has earned the status. The hotel is very pricey, sometimes $70-$80 more per night than the Overland Park Marriott, but I’m staying on my points this time, so it’s not costing me a dime.

Whoa. Lights just went out.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on July 7, 2014, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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