Alcatraz Island: History from prison to Native American occupation

My brother Johnny was an activist, actor and musical performer. His spoken word inspired many people of all backgrounds. He passed away Dec. 8th. He was 69. His activism and his eloquent speaking  style came to the world’s stage during an occupation of Alcatraz by a group of Native Americans in the late 1960s. Johnny […]

Arbor Day has roots in Nebraska; Tree beauty abounds

Warren Buffett is credited with saying “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago.” How many of us even think about a tree’s life when we see them or take a rest under the shade? I know I’ve been among the many who complain during the Fall when leaves […]

Omaha has new airline for trips to Florida and California

Everyone looks for deals when traveling. None of us want to pay more than we need to in order to fly or drive on vacations or other trips. It’s always good news when discount airlines come to town. For us, that meant an invitation to fly to Tampa, from Omaha’s newest airline – Allegiant Air. […]

Sea lions lead tourist attractions at San Francisco’s Pier 39

With winter well entrenched around the United States, we like to think of nice, warm places to help us make it through the doldrums of the season. We enjoyed a fantastic trip a few years ago to San Francisco. As part of our trip, we did one of the most touristy things a person can […]

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