Hilton Garden Inn West Omaha
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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 ...
... to Washington DC. The approach Southwest use to board the plane is to have no assigned seats. People enter the plane according to a letter and number, allocated according to when checked in. Fortunately we checked in online early so we got on board early, so could sit together. Both flights were relatively uneventful, other than the air host forgetting to give me my ordered Coke on the flight to Chicago and there being no ...
... 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....
... and it is delicious!! We enjoyed a sampling of all four varieties: dry, sweet, strawberry and peach before getting a PITCHER of the sweet. Hehe, it still amazes me- a pitcher of champagne. The place itself was everything I hoped it would be: dark, walls covered in random memorabilia, sticky, awesome. The website mentions that it was originally named "The Homey Inn" but the name was shortened after all of the letters wouldn't fit on the original ...
... did happen upon a llama farm, which was the sightseeing highlight of the day.
We rolled into Omaha at around 3 p.m., checked into the hotel, went out for a little shopping, and then another steak dinner at Anthony's Steakhouse. It was very flavorful, just too much food.
Back to the hotel and, sadly, it's time for the mandatory pre-flight night packing. Our Wild West Expedition is nearing its ...