Okay, I'm going to fast-forward through most of the day, because it pretty much just looked like this:
|at this point, we still had approximately 350 miles to go until we reached Omaha|
Although this day involved driving mile after mile and no fun side trips before our destination, our work was definitely well rewarded. Just a few of the reasons that our stop in Omaha was one of my favorites:
- Maggie got to run around in a back yard with her cousin puppy (my brother's dog).
- My sister-in-law made us an AWESOME dinner of barbecue shredded chicken, broccoli salad (a favorite of mine), etc.
- I got to play with this little guy on his swing set.
|My heart melted when he came to the top of the slides with me and climbed on my lap to go down with me, without any provocation =)|
This ice cream shop was phenomenal! I had a flavor called "Salty Susie." I'm not sure what's in it, but it tasted like a salted caramel ice cream with Oreo chunks mixed in. My brother told me that you can call ahead and they'll make any flavor you want, as long as you order at least a gallon or some surprisingly reasonable volume. Next time I'm in Omaha, I'll be placing an order for cotton candy ice cream, my absolute favorite =)
After our exploration of downtown, we returned home. It was time to get some sleep....I had 12 hours of driving scheduled for the next day.