Take the kids to a FREE Drive-In Movie tonight in Overland Park

If you’re still looking for something to do with the kids tonight, Mr. P’z Bar and Grill in Overland Park has got you covered. They are having a free double feature drive in night this evening. They are also offering a full slab of their delicious ribs and 2 sides for only $20.

The movies featured will be The Sandlot (8:30) and Top Gun (10:30). The movies can be listened to on your FM radio.

The movies will be projected onto a 26′ screen in their spacious parking lot located at 103rd and Mastin in Overland Park. They will have carhop service available and a full bar inside so bring your appetites.

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These swimming holes in MO are perfect for a weekend trip

Castor Shut-Ins – Fredericktown, MO

With a majority of the area pools closed and travel somewhat limited this summer, these lesser known swimming holes in southern Missouri may be just what the doctor ordered. At only 5 hours from KC they are perfect for a weekend trip.

Southeast Missouri is filled with some great spots to cool off during these hot summer months. While most are jam packed with people and some even charging admission, these two are the go-to if you want to avoid the crowds.

Castor River Shut-Ins is the furthest from KC but it’s free and is usually less crowded than some of the other spots. Word has it if you get there early (10:00) you may just have it to yourself for several hours. There is camping nearby.

Rocky Falls Shut-Ins is a bit closer than the Castor River and is just as beautiful. The highlight is a gorgeous cascading waterfall that drops into a pool of clear water that is perfect for swimming. This location also has ample camping available nearby.

As always, please do your homework and check on any restrictions they may have in place due to the pandemic.


COVID-19 infects dozens of campers at popular Missouri summer camp

Kamp Kanakuk – Branson, MO

Kamp Kanakuk has reported 82 cases of COVID-19 from the K-2 camp as of Monday. The cases were reported from both counselors and campers alike.

The K-2 camp has been temporarily suspended and they are in the process of testing and sanitizing. The camp has hosted 5,000 campers from 10 different states so far this summer.

Dr. Randall Williams, the Director of Missouri DHSS has said he will not recommend shutting down the camp at this time. With school hopefully starting in the fall, this will be a story to watch. We’ll post updates as they are made available.


This DIY Slip & Slide is simple and inexpensive

DIY Slip and Slide

I was looking for an inflatable pool or backyard water games. I could have ordered something from Amazon but this idea was as easy as they come and cost under $30.

Head to your local Home Depot or Lowe’s and go to the rear of the paint section. There you’ll find some plastic sheeting (pics below). Be sure to get the 6 mil plastic for durability reasons.

They have several lengths to choose from depending on your space limits. Pick up some Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo to help with the slide and thats it!

Find a decent incline in the yard and unroll the sheet of plastic. Coat the plastic with water and then pour on some of the shampoo. Be sure to use the baby shampoo to keep the kids eyes from getting irritated. Have fun!


Overland Park Splash Pads open up and kids rejoice!

Roe Park Splash Pad

The pools are closed but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a spot for the kids and maybe a parent or two to cool off. Overland Park opened up it’s splash pads today at several parks around the city.

The splash pads are open daily from dawn to dusk during the summer months. Each park also has a playground for the kids to enjoy.

With temps expected to be in the 90’s for the foreseeable future this couldn’t have happened soon enough. You can find more information and directions to the parks on the Overland Park website here.