Places We Go: Sandhill Crane Migration

I lived in Kearney for four years, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago that I discovered the wonder of the Sandhill Crane migration. Every year from late February/early March through early April 500,000 Sandhill Cranes stop along the central Platte River to build up their fat reserves before heading farther north. I […]

December 4

Today we headed up to Omaha to the Lauritzen Gardens to see the Holiday Poinsettia Show. The gardens are pretty amazing any time of year, but they were extra magical today. And as if it wouldn’t have been fun enough to stroll the beautiful gardens today, we ran into some of our very favorite friends and […]

Places We Go: Spring Creek Prairie

Last week we took advantage of the too-cool-to-swim Lincoln temperatures (and free admission on Tuesdays) to venture out to one of our favorite places, the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. We brought a picnic and then spent an hour and a half or so exploring a tiny bit of the 850 acres of tall grass prairie. […]

Places We Go: Hiking by the Platte

For Mother’s Day this year we had a chance to revisit the hiking trails along the Platte River near my parent’s house. The last time we went was almost four years ago, and well, it could have been better (and it could have been worse). This time was great. We underestimated our boys’ attention span […]

Places We Go: The Bakery on 11th & G

  I’m not sure it’s quite accurate to call the fabulous little panadería on the corner of 11th and G a place we go. It’s a place we’ve been meaning to check out for a while, a place we finally did go, and a place we definitely plan to make of habit of. A week […]

Places We Go: The Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium

For Ian and Clara’s birthday, we visited the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium. This place is a gem. There is plenty to see and do and enough variety to keep kids of different ages interested. The aquariums are filled with fish –and one huge turtle — that have been caught in Nebraska. As we first entered the winding […]