Remember the musical, Oklahoma! ? When Will Parker gets back from Kansas City and sings his experiences? Refresh your memory:
We went to Kansas City over Memorial Day weekend to cheer on our Julia and her soccer team in the Kansas City Invitational. Here’s my version of the lyrics:
We went to Kansas City on a Friday
By Saturday we’d learned a thing or two
But up ’till then we didn’t have an idea
Of what the youth soccer world was comin’ to.
We counted 30 soccer fields; 12 that were turf
Those got a little hot and steamy ~ whew!
An’ then we saw the competition ~
Girls with power and with grace
This IS the Beautiful Game at a gorgeous place!
Chorus (hum along!):
Everything’s up to date in Kansas City
They’ve gone about as fer as they can go
They went an’ built a speedway that seats 80 thou’
‘N right next door, a waterpark ~
Schlitterbahn is one cool spot!
Everything’s like a dream in Kansas City
It’s better than a weekend at home
We had some tasty KC barbeque (don’t ask Jaecy, she got ill)
Hung out by the pool, tried bisquits/gravy ‘n hush puppies
Made great memories with treasured friends!
We played a lotta soccer in Kansas City
Won one, tied one, lost one (in the heat)
We showed ’em what MN soccer girls are made of
And left tired, happy, smiling (and with very hot feet!)
Everything’s up to date in Kansas City… Yes, Sir!