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Old 05-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #10881
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How far out are you willing to travel for vacation? I'm not a Nebraska expert, my only experience (so far) is a layover in the Omaha airport. Lincoln is probably an hour away - gotta be something there you haven't seen, right? Maybe head to Kansas City for some ribs and a Royals baseball game? I'll warn you though, the best ribs are in the middle of rugged neighborhoods - but boy were they great! We never felt like we were in danger, but us three white folks from OH sure felt pale.

If you feel like venturing as far as St. Lou they have ALL kinds of things for all kinds of ages. That one is more like 6-7 hour drive.

But the best of all? There's always Cleveland! No, seriously! West Side Market is worth the trip all by itself!

We live in SE S.D. we have gone on vacation every summer for the last 12 years. We have taken 2 different cruises: 1 from Calf. to Ensanada Mex. another from New York up thru Novia Scotia. We've also gone to Washington D.C. Spent a few days in New york city, We were 10 days in florida & did the Disney theme park thing. We also spent a few days touring L.A & Hollywood. We spent a week in northern Minnesota on the Canadian border, beautiful area, just needed more stuff to do than the whole nature thing. Love going to the larger cities. We love to travel by flying or driving. Have been thinking about trying Amtrack sometime, have'nt done that yet. We did take the train from NYC to Wahington D.C. This year medical bills have depleted alot of our vacation funds. Omaha is only a little over 3 hours away....affordable this year. Some day I would love to go overseas somewhere, maybe to tour Europe. Life would be grand to be able to afford to be able to travel the world & see & experience everything! Would love to hear from everyone what your city or country has to offer!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #10882
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We love Omaha! Sounds like you've gone to a lot of fun places, SB! Train travel, either east or west would be fun too.

Hawaii, especially Kauai, when you can afford it, is amazing.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:34 PM   #10883
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We live in SE S.D. we have gone on vacation every summer for the last 12 years. We have taken 2 different cruises: 1 from Calf. to Ensanada Mex. another from New York up thru Novia Scotia. We've also gone to Washington D.C. Spent a few days in New york city, We were 10 days in florida & did the Disney theme park thing. We also spent a few days touring L.A & Hollywood. We spent a week in northern Minnesota on the Canadian border, beautiful area, just needed more stuff to do than the whole nature thing. Love going to the larger cities. We love to travel by flying or driving. Have been thinking about trying Amtrack sometime, have'nt done that yet. We did take the train from NYC to Wahington D.C. This year medical bills have depleted alot of our vacation funds. Omaha is only a little over 3 hours away....affordable this year. Some day I would love to go overseas somewhere, maybe to tour Europe. Life would be grand to be able to afford to be able to travel the world & see & experience everything! Would love to hear from everyone what your city or country has to offer!!
Try Googling Garden of Eden Lucas Kansas - a somewhat longer trip down through Nebraska to Kansas, but take a look. There's the Grassroots Art Center also that you might enjoy. Google is certainly a big help in searches like this. Planning is half the fun.

My daughter just happened to stop at the Garden of Eden a couple of years ago and says it's a hoot.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #10884
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We have been out for a nice walk...lovely and sunny here today, just nice for a stroll
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:10 PM   #10885
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We live in SE S.D....Some day I would love to go overseas somewhere, maybe to tour Europe. Life would be grand to be able to afford to be able to travel the world & see & experience everything!
Oops, for some reason I thought you were in Omaha. Oops. Well, in that case I got nuthin'.

Actually, if I were in your place I might skip a real vacation, saving up for UT. We spent a day in Bryce Canyon - beautiful! Our male offspring and I thought it was so much MORE than even the Grand Canyon. A friend who has traveled out that way a lot would suggest Valley Of The Gods, also in UT. We didn't have time for that...or Zion...or Monument Valley...

We prefer traveling by car - airline pilots just don't appreciate "hey, could we look at that?" coming from their passengers the way Himself does! I've been to at 34 states so far, Himself a couple more, spending at least a few hours in a state to see something. IMO there is so much to see in this country I'm not really interested in seeing Europe - although you COULD talk me into a Rhine River Cruise. Another friend and her hubby did a week-long trip and her photos were "I want to go"ish! I've got fingers crossed that we could do something like that for our 40th anniversary.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:37 AM   #10886
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Montana has...Me and Glacier National Park, the park is fantastic! I'm cranky and would remind you of a grizzly.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:43 AM   #10887
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I'm sitting here giggling. I went out back for a smoke. I was standing in front of the patio doors and there are lights on. Some teen aged boys walked by. One of the stopped and started to pee on my flowers. I said, "Are your really pi__ing in my yard?" "Oh, I'm so sorry!" and he ran off. Ha ha ha, the old lady caught him.

But, really dude, if you're gonna pee in someone's yard, shouldn't you look to see if someone is watching?
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:06 AM   #10888
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Roflmao! Too funny Taxlady!
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:07 AM   #10889
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I'm sitting here giggling. I went out back for a smoke. I was standing in front of the patio doors and there are lights on. Some teen aged boys walked by. One of the stopped and started to pee on my flowers. I said, "Are your really pi__ing in my yard?" "Oh, I'm so sorry!" and he ran off. Ha ha ha, the old lady caught him.

But, really dude, if you're gonna pee in someone's yard, shouldn't you look to see if someone is watching?
I was talking to my neighbors last week when a car stopped, a man got out and he went into the job johnny that's been sitting across the street, still somewhat in use by the sewer line crew.
I suppose if it hadn't been there...

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:31 AM   #10890
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I'm sitting here giggling. I went out back for a smoke. I was standing in front of the patio doors and there are lights on. Some teen aged boys walked by. One of the stopped and started to pee on my flowers. I said, "Are your really pi__ing in my yard?" "Oh, I'm so sorry!" and he ran off. Ha ha ha, the old lady caught him.

But, really dude, if you're gonna pee in someone's yard, shouldn't you look to see if someone is watching?
That is so funny
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