It has been four months since our last getaway, and I had an appetite for the Plaza in Kansas City. Captain and I went there for a little shopping, a lot of talking, and dinner at The Raphael. Everything was suited to please, from the jazz pianist to the gourmet meal: blackberries on the salad, wine from Argentina, steak from KC, blue cheese in the mashed potatoes, and coconut cake with pineapple ice cream for dessert. When your sweet tooth is satisfied, it's easy to be happy! Plus I had a good book to read in the car: "A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott.