We have been in Nebraska for two weeks now. I wanted to share a few interesting things i have noticed besides the beautifully changing leaf colors and freezing cold weather -
**Nebraska is just about as vanilla as Utah. To put it bluntly - I never see Mexicans and rarely see african-americans. Its a little weird...
**The mid grade gas is cheaper than the lowest grade gas here - ALWAYS. I'm told it is becuase the mid grade has ethanol which is made from corn and we are in the land of corn. :) Thus it is cheaper.
**I miss the option to recycle. Nebraska hasn't joined the recycle bandwagon and i cringe when i have to toss a bottle. I didn't realize how much i cared, until now. Maybe that is becuase we just visited Costa Rica - one of the most earth friendly nations in the world. Or maybe its because i now have a sister-in-law who is more pro-recycling than anyone i have ever met. Anyways, we have been separating it and drving to sites that have limited hours, but they definitely don't make it very easy.
**I am convinced that the Lincoln/Omaha area has more pumpkin patches per capita than any other area of America. But maybe i haven't visited enough of the mid-west...
**Lincoln/Omaha also seems to have more Nissan Muranos per capita. I love it!! That is what i own and i love my Murano. These are my kind of people!
Other than that Lincoln is a fabulous mid-sized town. We have seen a lot of it so far - besides racking up quite a credit card bill buying a sectional sofa, kitchen table and chairs, 46" TV, and washer and dryer, we have also:
biked around the trails of Lincoln
gone ice skating
did a session at the Winter Quarters Temple
visited the greatest Pumpkin Patch in Gretna, NE complete with a big bouncy pillow (trampoline thing)to jump on, and go-cart tracks with adult sized tricycles.
went to a Husker Vball game - the girls are ranked 2nd in the nation! They are incredible!
went to a Husker Football game. (there's nothing quite like it)
visited the Henry Dorley zoo (one of the top 3 zoos in the country)
**Special thanks to Lindsay for getting us directions when we call on a whim...