Monday, May 10, 2010

Omaha - Day 4, Part One

Today was our last day in Omaha.

Our flight didn't leave until 5:45 p.m., so we got up early, and already had plans to drive about 2.5 hours and visit Kansas and Missouri. I have a goal to find a geocache in every state, and this trip afforded us an opportunity to add 4 new states to the list.

The drive down was pretty monotonous. The roads are straight, and flat. Nothing but farmland around.

We made it to Elwood, Kansas, and then drove over to St. Joseph, Missouri. There was a beautiful riverwalk trail in St, Joseph, and I'm just sorry that we didn't get to spend more time there.

But while we were there, the Navy's Blue Angels were practicing over head. Apparently, St. Joseph was hosting an air show that weekend, and we were in the direct path of practice. It was a great (although a bit unnerving) experience. I swear they were flying so low that our hair was getting messed up from the breeze they were producing, and they were leaving wake in the Missouri River!

We grabbed a bite for lunch, then headed back up the monotonous highway, so we would be on time for our flight.

We arrived back in Omaha a bit early, so can you guess where we went?

You got! Harrah's!

Now, let me just take a minute to share a funny story with you.......

Each prior visit to Harrah's was done at night, in the dark. We had parked in the front of the hotel, and walked down a long corridor to the casino. We knew there were Riverboat Casino's as well, and had seen signs for parking toward the Riverboat. We also knew, that while we were in the casino, there were signs over several doors that said "BOATS" with an arrow. We assumed that meant that was the way to the Riverboat. Naturally.

So this day, it was daylight, and we thought we'd drive around to the Riverboats to check it out.

We drove around back, and there it was. We parked in the that parking lot, and went in to the attached building to pass through security. (Yep, security at all entrances...)

Got through security just fine (with yet another guard gawking at my new VA license), and opened the door to check out the Riverboat.

And we walked into the casino we'd been playing in for the last 3 days.

Yes, we'd been on the Riverboat the entire time, and not known it.

Boy, did we feel silly!!!!!!!!!

We spent about an hour there, before heading back to the airport.

We got to the airport with plenty of time to spare, got checked in at our gate, and grabbed a bite to eat at about 4:30p.m.

That was the end of the good.
The UGLY will come in another post. Probably tomorrow...


1 comment:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...


I havent been around much lately but it sounds like you had a blast on your holiday. The zoo sounds great and who doesnt love the casino occasionally!