We are considering taking a road trip to Grand Island, Nebraska in August to see the solar eclipse. We need to decide now to schedule work vacations. Can anyone recommend places to stay or eat in the area? Are there any good attractions? What about things to do or see on the drive from the Twin Cities area? We know the Omaha Zoo is one of the best in the country. Is there anywhere else we should plan on stopping?
Thanks to answers to this previous question, I decided to take a direct route for my cross-country trip. And now I'm caught in a blizzard! Which is more likely to be passable tomorrow: Rock Springs WY to Burlington CO (my original plan) via 80/25/70, or Rock Springs to Ogallala NE (which maybe looks to me like it got less snow) by staying on 80, then dropping down to 70 around Lexington? [more inside]
We have a friend in Central City, and her Mom just died, so the other members of our far-flung group wanted to get a gift certificate from a local garden center that she could redeem for a tree, or piece of garden art. Trouble is, we don't know what's available out there.. [more inside]
Preparing to do fundraising for a new theater company in Omaha. Need reference material and suggestions. [more inside]
Help me find a nonprofit umbrella. [more inside]
Taking a road trip with a 6 year-old and an 8 year-old around Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, it must end in Norfolk. Looking for ways to make it fun for the kids. Open to quick stops or day+ diversions, happy to drive out of the way if the cost/benefit is there as the time-line is open-ended. Thanks for any suggestions!
My husband and I are looking to begin donating to one LGBT rights group and one immigrants' rights group. Who should we pick? [more inside]
Road trip filter: Three friends in Iowa and Omaha over Fourth of July long weekend. What to see, where to eat (Omaha steak and otherwise) and how to celebrate Independence Day? [more inside]
I've traveled through the Nebraska panhandle three times this summer, and each time my cell phone clock jumped two hours ahead of what it should have said (to the equivalent of Eastern Time). Can you explain it? [more inside]
Stuffing a 7, 5 and 3-year-old into the backseat of a Corolla and driving from Colorado Springs through Nebraska and Iowa to Madison, Wis. Happy to take the trip over two days and stop frequently to maintain sanity; any recommended pit stops? [more inside]
Mum and I are going on a road trip in a week. We're starting from the Seattle area and the farthest point is Mansfield, MO. There we will see the last "Little House" of Laura Ingalls Wilder. We'll also be visiting DeSmet, SD to see the "Little Town on the Prairie". We're also going to see Mt. Rushmore which is also in South Dakota. Other than that, we have no definite plans. What is there to see and/or do between those two points? Any hotel/motel/B&B recommendations? [more inside]
I need recommendations for Memorial Day weekend with two teenagers in Omaha, please. [more inside]
OldNewsFollowUpFilter: Whatever happened to all those kids whose parents trekked across the good ol' US of A last summer to legally abandon them at Nebraska hospitals? [more inside]
What is there to see on I-80 in the Western US? [more inside]
Taking our 5 & 7 year old daughters by car to Lincoln, Nebraska and back from Boston, stopping off in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Anything along the way we shouldn't miss? [more inside]
Need help finding a henna artist in Lincoln, Nebraska. Any suggestions? They don't seem to advertise in the Yellow Pages, and I couldn't really find any good leads using Google.
My girlfriend is in Lincoln, Nebraska on a business trip and is looking for a good wine shop to recommend a bottle or two of something interesting that she can't get back home in Montreal. [more inside]
Stopping in Lincoln, NE tomorrow (Thursday) night. Where to eat, sleep, and be merry? [more inside]
Help me find a nice mom&pop motel on I-80 between North Platt and Grand Island, NE. This should be nice enough to not go "eww" at the bathroom, but less than $70. It'll be me, the mrs and three little ones.
Last night, at the beginning of the Oklahoma - Nebraska game, they had a rock band doing an intro. It was a hard and fast song, with the corus of 'invincible.' It appeared to be tied into a reference for Pontiac. Does anyone know who the rock band was?
What are your thoughts on Lincoln, NB? [more inside]
Mixtape filter: I need songs that reference any of the states of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. [more inside]
I really like Springsteen's Nebraska. I've never been able to put my finger on why I like it so much and why it moves me: maybe it is the bare bones orchestration. The lyrical narratives. The dusty simplicity of it. But I like it a lot. What label should that sound be called? What else is like Nebraska that I should try out? [more inside]
RenovationFilter: We just bought an old library out on the great plains. Yes, library. But that's not the point. It's a wonderful, hundred-year-old brick building. The floors are beautiful, straight-grained, old-growth fir. Unfortunately.... [more inside]
On a whim, I'm driving from Milwaukee to San Francisco to Seattle and back to Milwaukee again. I'll be going through WI, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, and MN and am looking for some tips on sights I shouldn't miss. Any suggestions? [more inside]