Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Hedgehogs Return To Kansas (RESTAURANT REVIEW - Baan Thai, Leavenworth, KS)

After an extra week in Austin to recover from gall bladder surgery, April was feeling good enough to make the trip back to Kansas so she could perform at the remaining weekends of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Before she left, Floyd decided to show her how much he was going to miss her -

Derpy Floyd

...or perhaps he was just being silly. The world may never know.

The hedgehogs were excited to get back on a plane! This time, they were going from Austin to Colorado, then Colorado to Kansas.

Hedgehogs On A Plane 1

Hedgehogs On A Plane 2

Hedgehogs On A Plane 3

Above The Clouds

Once they got to Colorado, the hedgehogs were both very excited to have their first ride on a moving sidewalk -

Hedgehogs On A Moving Sidewalk

After all the fun of the sidewalk (Buttercup felt a bit ill, but Hedgie wanted to do it again!), April and the hedgehogs discovered that they were going to have their first ever ride on a propeller plane.

Propeller Plane

As neat as the plane looked on the outside, it didn't have very great views from the inside -

Not Such A Good View 1

Not Such A Good View 2

(Though, the hedgehogs commented that getting to see the landing gear (wheels) get drawn up into the wing upon lift-off and then come back out at decent was pretty darn cool.)

After getting back to Kansas, April's host, Duane, agreed to go with her and the hedgehogs to check out the Thai restaurant down the street.

Baan Thai
301 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 (also has a location in Manhattan, KS)
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They started out with some Spring Rolls (Cabbage, carrots, celery, bean thread, with spring roll wrapper, deep-fried and served with sweet and sour sauce.)

Spring Rolls - Baan Thai, Leavenworth, KS

Baan Thai didn't have April's go-to Thai dish (Musumun Tofo Curry) on the menu, so she decided to try Pad Preaw Waan (Sweet and Sour) - tofu stir-fried with pineapple, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes. It was delicious! The flavors went together well, the sauce was great, and the spice level was just right.

Baan Thai Menu - Baan Thai, Leavenworth, KS

Pad Preaw Waan - Baan Thai, Leavenworth, KS
Hedgie figures that by being helpful, perhaps he'll get an extra taste.

On the way out, the hedgehogs stopped to make a new friend, who seemed a bit taken aback at their presence -

Hedgehogs And Statue - Baan Thai, Leavenworth, KS

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