Princess Diana

Last Friday was my first day off after substitute teaching for 8 weeks.  First on the agenda was packing for a trip to Kansas City.  My mom, sister, and two nieces joined me for a trip to see the Princess Diana Exhibit. 
The Diana Exhibit is only in Kansas City for a few more weeks….ending on June 12, 2011.  But, if you are remotely close to there, you should definitely go!  The exhibit is at the Union Station and is very easy to get to.  For more info you can check out http://www.dianaexhibit.com/ and for tickets you can check out http://www.ticketmaster.com/.  Our tickets were a reasonable $23.50 (seniors $18.00) and took about 1 1/2 hours to go through.  You do have to choose a time to go through and I recommend the earlier the better.  As the morning went on, it got quite busy.

This is taken from the exhibit website:
Diana, Princess of Wales, touched the world with her compassion, style and human warmth. This exhibition is a celebration of her life, her works and her legacy to the world.  Born as simply Diana Frances Spencer, she made a mark on the world which will be forever remembered, before her untimely passing.  The Diana: a Celebration exhibition showcases this unique life and the legacy which remains. This remarkable exhibition shows Diana’s legendary fashion, showcases her engagement to HRH Prince Charles and the subsequent magnificent royal wedding which was seen by television viewers throughout the world.  Diana’s childhood is featured in the exhibition, showing how this rather ordinary little girl grew to be one of the world’s most respected and revered women of her time because of her human warmth and caring leading to the charity work she undertook.

I will always remember the reaction to seeing her wedding dress and my mom’s reaction as well.  She said, “I have goosebumps.”  The section of the exhibit related to her death and funeral was also quite emotional, even all these years later. 

The fun part was looking at all her beautiful dresses and suits worn to different events.  It was neat to see the changes in fashion over her time.  She truly was beautiful no matter what she was wearing. 
For our hotel, we chose the Fairfield Inn at 3001 Main St.  I highly recommend staying there if you choose to go.  It was literally 2 minutes from the Union Station.  The hotel had very helpful and friendly staff, even dropping my rate $10 upon arrival, without me asking!  The rooms were a nice size and beds were firm and comfortable.  The hotel had FREE parking (which is rare near the Union Station), FREE breakfast (waffles, biscuits and gravy, bagels, fruit, cereal, etc), and FREE Wireless.  They also had a pool and fitness center.  All for $129.00! 
The Princess Diana Exhibit may not return to the states ever again, so this is your LAST chance to see and remember the beautiful princess.  Book your ticket soon, remember it leaves June 12!  No photos are allowed once you are inside the exhibit, so be sure to get a photo taken next to the big photo of Diana outside the exhibit.



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