Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Phase 4: Omaha

The next stop on our trip was Omaha, Nebraska. Grant's dad has been temporarily living in Omaha for about 2 1/2 years now because of a contracting job. We were so happy to be able to spend some time with him. One of the things we did while we were there, was go to the Durham Western Heritage Museum. There was an "Engineer It" exhibit at the museum, where you could build bridges, make boats, make paper airplanes, etc., all to encourage children to become engineers.

This is a picture of Grant making a very intricate paper airplane (there were 35 steps in the instructions!), and getting a little help from his dad.
One of the things I like about Omaha, is the Old Market section, which would be like Old Town in Albuquerque. It's very quaint, and definitely has the old town feel. Unfortunately, I didn't bring the camera with me when we went to Old Market, so I'm stealing this picture I found off the web.
This is the entrance of the Western Heritage Museum. It's an old train station, and it's beautiful inside! Very Art Deco. When we were leaving the museum, we realized that a wedding and reception had been going on. What a beautiful location for a wedding!
Grant's dad's birthday was about a week before we arrived in Omaha. Although, does there really need to be an excuse for ice cream cake? I think not!
His dad lives about 5 minutes away from Standing Bear Lake. So, we took the remote-control sailboat out for a test run. Grant now wants to be a sailor.


  1. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Ahoy, Grant! Does the remote control sailboat have a motorized prop, or do you remotely control the tack on the sails? (Ok, I've totally just made my stamp in the world of super-nerdiness). That looks like a lot of fun, either way! That engineering museum looks cool, too! Were there gangsters in the Old Market, just like in Old Town ABQ?

  2. Anonymous2:24 PM

    OJ, your knowledge of RC Sailboats is impressive. The boat did have a prop, but only wanna be sailors would use that. The real sailors let the wind be their power, and they just control the rutter and the amount of sails that are let out. It was cool how much you could learn from an RC boat. I still need a lesson from Capt Cousin Terhune or whoever you went sailing with last year.

  3. Anonymous2:25 PM

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