Silenced Footsteps – Brown-Carson House

Traveling through the open lands in the Midwest, it is easy to imagine what the pioneers faced during westward expansion. Back in 1854, the first white settler arrived in the soon-to-be-formed Nebraska Territory. He carved out space for himself along the banks of the Missouri River and constructed the area's first log cabin. The promise of new lands was enough to create a desire by many to follow in his footsteps. By 1880, the town of Brownville boasted a population of over 1300 residents making it the largest in the territory. These days the silenced footsteps of those pioneers are some of the [...]

By |2021-05-03T04:03:59-06:00May 11th, 2021|Brownville, Midwest, Nebraska|0 Comments

Small Town Tastes – Brownville Shops

Let's all face the truth about interstate highways. They offer the convenience of shuttling us from big city to big city. While this helps us shorten our travel time, it also forces us to bypass an untold number of opportunities. We will be the first to admit that these superhighways are advantageous. There is value in getting off of the interstate and exploring some of the smaller venues. This can turn a standard day trip into a truly cultural experience. It offers a chance to sample small-town tastes and hang out with the locals. That is exactly what we found when we dropped [...]

By |2021-05-04T06:24:55-06:00May 4th, 2021|Brownville, Midwest, Nebraska|12 Comments

Embracing The Past – Brownville, Nebraska

Tooling along the interstate, you will pass exit after exit for small towns all across America. How often do you wonder what these places have in store for visitors? Like many others, for years we would cruise by without so much as acknowledging their presence. In recent years we have learned that each of these destinations has their own stories to tell. It just takes getting off of the interstate and doing some investigating. A recent day trip landed us midway between Kansas City and Omaha for a tour of Brownville, Nebraska. What we found is a friendly village that is embracing the [...]

By |2021-04-21T03:52:33-06:00April 27th, 2021|Brownville, Midwest, Nebraska|12 Comments

Artful Travel – Josyln Art Museum

Living in Kansas City means that we are in day-trip distance from a myriad of interesting destinations. When we are looking for another big city experience, one of our favorite haunts is Omaha, Nebraska. Being a mere three hours away makes this a good option for about eight hours of exploring. Of course, with a bevy of lodging options, the "Big O" has plenty to occupy multiple days. Our most recent visit was designed to partake in a wide range of sites including some artful travel to the Josyln Art Museum. Artful Travel to Omaha Walking up to the museum is quite a [...]

By |2021-04-20T06:26:38-06:00April 20th, 2021|Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|0 Comments

Scary Good Eats – The Monster Club

Walking through The Old Market section of Omaha provides visitors with an eclectic mix of experiences. Locals and travelers alike will hit up this neighborhood for some lighthearted distractions. Whether you are in the mood for shopping, entertainment, or dining you are sure to find something to fit the bill. Walking along the brick-lined streets, we happened upon The Monster Club. This place certainly caught our eye and since we were hungry, we decided to pop in to sample their scary good eats. Familiar Faces If you plan to create a themed experience, there needs to be plenty of consistency to your delivery. [...]

By |2021-04-13T06:05:42-06:00April 13th, 2021|Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|10 Comments

Breakfast Inspiration – Good Evans

It has often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We know this to be true, as it is fuel for a successful day of exploring. Those quiet moments spent planning our upcoming adventures are some of our favorites. Besides, having the opportunity to sample a variety of restaurants gives us breakfast inspiration that we can translate to our table at home. After all, isn't that one of the best take-aways from dining out? In Kearney, Nebraska we stopped at Good Evans for some go-go juice and morning sustenance. Breakfast Inspiration What started as a 2019 concept in [...]

By |2020-10-23T06:19:06-06:00October 23rd, 2020|Kearney, Midwest, Nebraska|12 Comments

Westward Bound – The Archway

"Go West, young man, go west." was a cry to push America's westward expansion. When Horace Greeley first said these words, in 1865, he saw the potential of the fertile lands beyond the Mississippi River. As emigrants began their westward bound travels, new "roads" would spring up that led toward the setting sun. We love learning about the modes of transportation that pioneers and settlers used to traverse the continent. A visit to the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument provided some keen insight into one of the most popular routes. We want to thank The Archway for hosting our visit. Rest assured [...]

By |2020-10-16T06:30:37-06:00October 16th, 2020|Kearney, Midwest, Nebraska|10 Comments

Prairie Life In 1890 – Stuhr Museum

Do you ever wonder what it was like to live the prairie life in 1890? We dropped by the Stuhr Museum to get a firsthand look at this huge living history site. Located in Grand Island, this Nebraska museum whisks visitors back to a simpler time. This extensive complex is made up of a series of sites that can be reached on foot or by vehicle. While our schedule was limited, as usual, we had set aside four hours to explore as much as possible. From looking at the map of the grounds, we knew it would be a challenge. We want to [...]

By |2020-10-02T06:51:03-06:00October 2nd, 2020|Grand Island, Midwest, Nebraska|4 Comments

Starting Our Engines At Thunder Road Grill

The end of a long drive should have some kind of reward. After hot-tailing it from Kansas City to Grand Island, Nebraska, we were famished. Before we could even think about touring the local sights, we needed something to get us revved up. Right as we were rolling into town we spotted Thunder Road Grill. Situated just off the main drag, it looked like a good option for starting our engines. After refueling the car, it was time for us to get a little octane boost. Welcome to Grand Island Grand Island lies along the I-80 path, as it crosses Nebraska. This city [...]

By |2020-09-23T03:44:34-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Grand Island, Midwest, Nebraska|0 Comments

A Weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

In less than three hours you can drive from Kansas City to Omaha, Nebraska. Once there you will find a multitude of attractions, activities, and oddities to keep you occupied. We have made this trip on multiple occasions, and it seems that we always find plenty to keep us busy. This place makes for a wonderful three day weekend destination, and you can still get back home early enough on the Sunday to catch your breath.  […]

By |2019-12-12T06:56:43-06:00February 24th, 2017|Destinations, Guides, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|8 Comments
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