My visits to my dad involved a trip across town from Kansas City to Independence. While my routes vary a lot, I often drive on Truman Road. It is just wonderfully urban.
I particularly love this corner store East of downtown on Truman Road. The storefront is covered with cartoon characters. I never could figure out the name of the store, but it appears that it sells hats, CD’s and “skull candy”? Seriously. I don’t know. The owners came outside to see what I was doing, but seemed pleased that I considered their art worthy of attention.
These gentlemen were hard at work. They appeared to be having fun as they worked. When they saw me, they waved and let me take their photographs. their work stopped for a moment. They were in a good mood and so was I.