Wagons Ho! Omaha sculptures tell pioneer story

Nebraskans are known to have a pioneer spirit. It’s considered the determination and strong work ethic we take pride in. That attitude can be explained by having more than 600,000 people cross the state over a two-decade period in the mid-1800s along the Oregon and Mormon trails. The pioneer story is recognized with a series […]

Dante pizza – No inferno in Omaha; Just great taste

If you think only pizza at Dante Ristorante Pizzeria, then you’re selling yourself short. Up until our last visit, we apparently sold ourselves short. Our first few visits to the west Omaha restaurant consisted of Dante’s Neapolitan pizza. Dante has been selected as Omaha’s best pizza since opening its doors in 2014. As for the […]

Street art – Omaha’s Benson area showcases its style

We love street art. We make it a point to be part of any trip we make. There’s something about street art that we find intriguing. When you find it in your hometown, it’s even better. So, as were walking around the Benson neighborhood one day, we came upon an alleyway consisting of several murals. […]

Nebraska at 150: Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are taking a look at some of the state’s attractions we’ve enjoyed visiting. Today, we revisit our drive along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway… Growing up in the eastern edge of the state, most Nebraskans know the […]

‘Horses of Honor’ – Paying respect to Omaha’s fallen officers

  Omaha has seen 25 police officers die in the line of duty, dating back to 1866. Their memories are being honored by a public art exhibit featuring life-sized mounted horse statues. The exhibit at Turner Park at the city’s Midtown Crossing center will continue until later this spring, when the statues are auctioned off […]

Happy birthday Nebraska! Looking good for 150

Happy birthday Nebraska! The cute little state in the middle of the United States turns a youthful 150 years young. Nebraska became the 37th state March 1, 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War. I wondered how to write about the state’s sesquicentennial. Should I discuss the history of the state, dating […]

Nebraska at 150: Omaha’s ‘Deuce’ – 24th and Lake Streets

Editor’s Note: Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday as a state March 1. As the state observes its sesquicentennial during 2017, we wanted to take a look at Cornhusker state attractions leading up to the celebrations. Today, we take a look back at our tour of the “Deuce,” Omaha’s 24th and Lake area… Omaha’s 24th and […]

Omaha’s Apollon Art Space to feature ‘Dinner with the Doctors (Who)’ production in March

Jump in the TARDIS and travel through time for “Dinner with the Doctors.” We’re excited about checking out this show at the Apollon Art Space beginning March 16. The play combines scripted performances mixed with some improvisation. This is an original script written by Lauren Bonk of Kearney. Lisa and I know Lauren through our […]

Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

UNO’s Trudell lecture series honors brother’s legacy

Our family was honored that the University of Nebraska at Omaha created a guest lecture series in recognition of our brother Johnny. He was a well-known activist, poet and actor. All three facets of his life focused on the same goal – equality for not just Native Americans, but all mistreated people. Native American Studies […]

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