July 30, 2015

There’s Adventure At Fort Robinson


With all the traveling I did growing up, I'm surprised we never visited the corner of Nebraska where Fort Robinson is located. I didn't even really know about it until recently, and then I became slightly obsessed with finding a way to get there. Finally, I planned a road trip that passed nearby and, voila, I got my wish. The Western Nebraska state park attracts a lot of visitors, … [More...]

July 30, 2015

Fun Things To Do In Omaha July 31-Aug. 2


To sum up this weekend, I'll use one word: Fairs. Or carnivals. Whichever you prefer.   Sarpy County Fair When: Now through Sunday (rodeo is Friday, 8 p.m.; parade is Saturday, 10 a.m.; monster trucks are Saturday, 5 p.m.; demolition derby is Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Whole schedule here) Where: Springfield, Neb. (5 miles south of Interstate 80 on Highway 50) Why: Rodeo, monster … [More...]

July 29, 2015

Exploring Chadron State Park with Kids

A field in Chadron State Park in Western Nebraska.

We’ve been lucky to visit several Nebraska State Parks with the kids, though all of them have been in Eastern Nebraska. Chadron State Park, just a few miles south of Chadron in Dawes County, was our first Western Nebraska state park. This park was the most beautiful I’d ever visited in our state, though some structures were dated. It is Nebraska’s oldest state park, after all. The … [More...]

July 28, 2015

30+ Fun Things To Do In Omaha In August

Copy of Fun Things June (1)

Summer's not over yet - you can still plan some memory-making outings with the kiddos. There's plenty to choose from in this list of 30+ fun things to do in Omaha and in nearby towns in August.   Sarpy County Fair When: July 29 through Aug. 2 Where: 100 Main St., Springfield, Neb. Cost: FREE   Native Omahan Days When: July 29 through Aug. 3 (parade is Aug. 1 at 10 … [More...]

July 27, 2015

Visiting Mammoth Site With Kids

It's pretty fascinating to watch the work being done at Mammoth Site.

I’ve never had more than a passing interest in dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. But ever since I read about Hudson-Meng Bison Kill site in Nebraska, my interest was piqued on major archeological digs in the Midwest. What would it be like to see a massive dig site in person? The question leads … [More...]

July 24, 2015

3 Ways To Enjoy Tom + Chee In Omaha (Giveaway)

Tom-Chee logo giveaway

The way I see it, there are three levels to eating at Tom + Chee. Taking the modest traditional grilled cheese and tomato soup to new heights, Tom + Chee is best when you stop counting calories. (See how they got to Tom + Chee?) I know this because... I attended a blogger taste test this week … [More...]