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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|2 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

Back in Time at Durham Museum

As times change many cities are faced with the dilemma of what to do with some of their grandiose historical buildings. Larger cities were often rail hubs, and have massive station houses that have seen thousands of visitors over the decades. In Omaha, Nebraska they turned their Union Station into a rail and history museum. Originally opened in 1931, this train station quickly became one of the busiest in the nation with 64 passenger trains daily. As the construction of major highways increased, so the use of train travel decreased. In 1971, the last passenger train departed this station, and it closed it’s [...]

By |2019-12-12T06:56:33-06:00February 17th, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|22 Comments

Take Flight at the Strategic Air Command Museum

Just south of Omaha you will come across the Offutt Air Force Base. This fairly nondescript area happens to be the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command. Nestled in the middle of farmland, just off exit 426 from Interstate 80, travelers will come across the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Strategic Air Command, while educating the public in the areas of aviation and science. […]

By |2019-12-12T06:57:29-06:00February 13th, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|2 Comments

Be Amused at Fort Cody Trading Post

Located on the north side of I-80, in North Platte, Nebraska, you can find the Fort Cody Trading Post. This iconic tourist trap is designed to replicate an old frontier fort on the plains. The name is obviously associated with “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the scout, buffalo hunter, and showman. A larger than life placard stands in the parking lot, and helps guide potential visitors to the site. It is an appropriate memorial, as Buffalo Bill lived in North Platte for many years. […]

By |2019-12-12T06:54:00-06:00January 23rd, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Nebraska, North Platte|0 Comments

Talk To The Animals at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

We Kansas Citians are very fortunate to have a good selection of zoos to choose from, within a fairly reasonable driving distance. The Kansas City Zoo is a decent park, but doesn’t have the monetary sponsors that a couple of the others in the Midwest are blessed with. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska has been wildly successful in part due to the corporate funding they have been provided. Being less than a 3 hour drive away makes this park a great option for a day trip, which we recently experienced.  […]

By |2019-12-12T05:02:15-06:00December 29th, 2016|Destinations, Kansas City Vicinity, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|0 Comments
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