Trip Start Jun 30, 2011
34Trip End Jul 09, 2011
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Well, last night we did not get a lot of sleep, so we decided to let the kids sleep through breakfast, but we did get them up in time to check out of the hotel in Kansas City. Our destination today was to get to Omaha at a decent hour (hopefully before dark today) and maybe check out a couple of things along the way.
We decided that we wanted to see the Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. We set out about 11am from the hotel and began working our way up I-29 toward Omaha. What we did not expect was that I-29 was closed just before the Iowa border, so we had to find an alternate route. I-29 travels through Missouri and Iowa, and we needed to get to Nebraska, but the river was SO flooded that there was no real alternative to getting across the river in to Nebraska
We managed to find a detour that took us at least 60 miles out of our way, so Stephanie headed to the back of the car to make us some lunch and we moved towards the tree adventure the only way that we could. We finally arrived at 4pm, 1 hour to spare to see this magnificent place. We bought our tickets and headed out to the Tree Adventure. There were a series of trails that took us through the woods with lots of educational material scattered throughout the trails One very large treehouse (60 ft tall), several bridges, hundreds of smelling stations, and 3 wooden chairs. We even got 2 White Pine saplings to bring home and plant somewhere. We managed to finish our tour just before 5pm when they closed, so off to Omaha we go.
We got back on the county road that brought us to Nebraska CIty and we headed due north to Omaha
We were off to the hotel now. We arrived around 7pm. We could not wait to get in to the pool for some fun and cooling off time. We ordered some pizza and had dinner poolside and managed to get the kids out around 10pm and into bed around 11:30pm. Not early, but not 1:30am either. I am sure that we will sleep in tomorrow again before we head out on our 7 hour drive back to Bloomington to conclude our 3000 mile journey.
We will wrap up our trip and this blog tomorrow, so see you then.