Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm going to Omaha!

I know most people might wonder why I'm so excited....

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE going someplace I've never been before. I really believe there is something interesting about every location.

I asked on Facebook if anyone had suggestions about things to do or see, and so far, the only one who has responded said it was boring.

And yet, I'm excited....

Here's what I already know I want to see while I'm there, and of course, I'm open for all suggestions.

*The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge - A 3000ft pedestrian bridge across the Missouri River between Omaha, Ne and Council Bluffs, Ia. How cool is that???

*Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo - The zoo has penguins. 'Nuff said!

*The International Quilt Study Center and Museum - Ok, so this is in Lincoln, NE, but close enough for a day trip!

*Geocaches in 4 (yes, FOUR) new states! I'm almost beside myself by this. We'll pick up caches in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. And probably all in one day!!

*There are casinos in COuncil Bluff, Ia, which is literally just across the river, or about a 20 minute drive. Hmmm.... that could spell trouble......

Lofty goals, as We'll actually only have two FULL days, and then part of two other days. But I can't wait to see what I can see.

Do you have any suggestions on things that are a "CAN'T MISS" while in Omaha? What about some excellent dining recommendations or cool markets?

Please, please leave suggestion in the comment section!!



Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

How exciting for you AMW!

I cant help with suggestions, since I dont know the first thing about Omaha. However I'm hoping you have a fabulous time!

John Z Wetmore said...

It is definitely worth walking across the new pedestrian bridge. You will get the best view of the Omaha skyline from there.

There is an extensive trail network in the area if you want to go for a bike ride.

AMW said...

Thanks Ms. P and Thank you John! Can't wait to see this new town and post about it!