Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village
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The goal of visiting Omaha was going to the supposed best zoo in the world. We arrived there at 10:30am and left at 4:15pm, shortly before they closed at 5pm. It's great having the GPS to navigate us around, and we had no issues getting there or back to the hotel. Firstly I think the zoo could be in the running for the best in the world, once their extensive construction is complete. There was a lot of construction, which really distracted from the experience. Also the zoo ...
... all trip we were grabbing for both pants and jerseys before we went out though. Omaha appears to be a city that overseas tourists generally don't come to. Both the rental car guy and the hotel receptionist questioned why we had come to Omaha, like they were surprised. In the case of the hotel I can understand because they appear to be used by a lot of long distance drivers (eg truckies). It's a fairly large and spread out city ...
... last night. The cloud cover was too low which only allowed occasional glimpses of light.
Gotta say a big THANK YOU to Cameron for lending me his 2 walkie talkies. They've been an easy way to communicate while we're driving. Can't imagine not having them along for the ride.
Camping tonight along the Missouri River in western Iowa.
Today's temps - 86 degrees. Total miles: 1575
Off to Pipestone National Historic Site in Minnesota....
I met a delightful lady at another campaign function, and she invited me to come and meet her friends at Sunridge Village Retirement Center.
We spent a pleasant coffee hour visiting about the issues.
I always marvel at the positive attitude and wisdom that I find among our senior citizens. There's something to be said for perspective in life, that comes from maturity!
My new friends and supporters set a very good example for us all.
... they are still on the prairie. Elena does not want to let the cat go. John, can't stop taking pictures and I wander around the property, exploring places we have not been yet.
But, after doing Skype with my parents and wishing Happy Birthday to ...