Hope your travels via Greyhound aren't too complicated, Vegas.
It sounds like Greyhound is going to work out OK. I leave Wednesday night/Thursday morning around 1:55 AM or so and I arrive at Des Moines about 5:30 AM and the busses have Wi-Fi and places to charge my phone. Avarice said he can meet me there about 8 or so in Des Moines on Thursday and then drive me over to Waterloo.
If the Tigers/Royals game is sold out, run for the hills because I think that's a sign of the apocalypse.
If you're a baseball guy, may want to check out the Negro League Baseball Museum. I've done a ton of reading on that era and have heard good things about the museum. It's on my bucket list.
Along with the National WWI Museum, the Negro League Baseball Museum (which is reportedly really close to the Greyhound station where I am going to drop my bags off for the day) is definitely on my list for tomorrow in downtown Kansas City.
WiFi on Greyhound sucks...I'll just tell you that now. Hopefully you have some luck though.
I am not surprised to hear that. Since my bus leaves at 1:55 AM, hopefully I will manage to get some sleep and not need the Wi-Fi and can just charge my phone on the way to Des Moines.
I just got back from the Royals defeating the Tigers 5-4. For being as old as me (the stadium opened the year I was born in 1973,) Kauffman Field is really not a bad place to watch a game. I liked the fountains in the outfield and had some good BBQ chicken tacos at the game.
The Royals Hall of Fame is also definitely worth checking out, I thought it was cool how they had George Brett's #5 created out of 3,154 baseballs which is the number of hits he had (all with the Royals.) Speaking of George Brett, I found out that today ironically is the 35th anniversary of the pine tar incident.
From Sunday through Wednesday, this is the only night I have in a hotel room instead of on a train or bus, so I am hoping to take advantage of it and sleep for about 10 hours before sightseeing in Kansas City tomorrow.
Today I went to the Negro League Bsseball Museum and the National WWI Museum (both were excellent.) I also had dinner at Jack Stack BBQ. I just bordered the bus hoping to get an hour or two of sleep before arriving in Des Moines at 5AM.
Oh, arriving in Des Moines?!? Better get your SCU "this is the worst town I've ever been to t-shirt out."
(Disclaimer - I live in Des Moines. I get to say this - and own that shirt too - but would totally agree with you if you said it too.)
I did not see much of Des Moines but I thought it was OK for the brief time I was there (going back on Sunday as I fly out of there to get back to Las Vegas.) I made it to Waterloo, really exhausted as I have been awake since 8AM yesterday, but I will make it through the opening night Social at the Gable Museumand then the pro wrestling trivia at the hotel bar.