Holy Family Shrine – Roadside chapel welcomes all near Gretna, Nebraska

Call it the little chapel on the prairie. Most people driving along Interstate 80 west of exit 432 likely wonder why there is a church atop a hill as they make their way east or west through Nebraska. The Holy Family Shrine near Gretna welcomes visitors who want to connect religiously or maybe just want […]

Travels 2016: Nebraska trips highlight state’s ‘Good Life’

With as much traveling as we’ve done in the past five years, we always enjoy checking out our Nebraska backyard. Boy, did we have some experiences in 2016. From art to a bit of controversy, touring Nebraska was anything but boring. We’ve enjoyed checking out public art in almost every city we’ve been to, so […]

Gretna’s Vala’s cracks open pumpkin patch fun

We were in the pumpkin patch mood, following some recent visits to other pumpkin patches and orchards, so we headed out to the Gretna area to visit the top pumpkin attraction in the Omaha area – Vala’s. Vala’s is celebrating its 32nd year as a pumpkin patch. I recall writing feature stories on it during […]

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