The Smithsonian designated yesterday as "Museum Day": You could print a free pass for two people to any of several museums in your vicinity. One pass per email account. I printed mine for the Bingham/Wagoner estate weeks ago. Friday I realized I have two email accounts, and printed a pass for the Vaile Mansion, which is also in the city of Independence, Missouri.
The Bingham/Wagoner tour, however, took a couple of hours, and Cliff was planning on going to a tractor pull yesterday afternoon. So we agreed that we will do the Vaile Mansion another time, and actually pay admission. We can probably scrape up ten bucks.
There are three floors to the mansion, and we had a different guide on each floor. The older fellow who showed us through the first floor did an excellent job, speaking plainly, and loudly enough that my hearing-impaired husband could hear every word. The young lady who was in charge on the second floor, however, did not speak up, and had a habit of saying "ummmmm" after every second or third word. I wish we could have kept the first-floor guide throughout the tour.
Cliff headed off to the tractor pull as soon as we got home, and didn't get home until well after midnight. He and his brother must have had a good time!