It’s tough to say good-bye to the children you raised as they head off to college. Probably not to be seen again until Thanksgiving. Their destination being Arkansas, this is one skyline they wouldn’t be seeing again quite as often. It was very important to mom to be able to have the Kansas City skyline as the background so we opted to have her family pictures at The Scout. What a great way for her children to be able to reminisce about their home!
Luckily there are several great spots around town to get a terrific scenic view of Kansas City’s Skyline. Since we had their family pictures at The Scout statue, we were crossing our fingers for great weather. Did you know there’s a half-size replica of The Scout in Kansas City’s sister city of Seville, Spain? And did you know…The Scout was actually on the way back to the sculptor on the east coast after being on display at an Expo in San Francisco. It went on temporary display in Kansas City and the residents, being utterly delighted with it, raised $15,000 to purchase it. Your welcome. Oh, and even neater is this image I found online of the statue and the skyline in 1950. One notable change is the pedestal that has been built for the statue since then.
But I digress…I was going to mention the weather that evening and the temperature.
Ah, midwest heat…muggy, humid and sticky. Usually summertime gifts us with temperatures in the 90’s and the Feels Like in the 100’s. Yuck. That night was not quite as hot as those numbers but still fairly toasty. Jonathan, being an old Boy Scout, always comes prepared, specifically with a battery powered fan and a cooler of cold water. The family was very happy about it!
Mom and Dad are now empty nesters and these family pictures are the only versions of their kids they have at home. We just love families that make this a priority and don’t let things get away from them!
Interesting in having your family pictures at The Scout for that fabulous view? Time’s ticking down for this year’s opportunity! There’s really only two more months of good photography opportunity and then it’s simply too cold and the landscape looks a bit naked. You’ll have to wait for May to roll around for another chance!