Omaha’s Oasis

One of the best ways to spend a refreshing day while on vacation is to take advantage of the serenity of a botanical garden. A place to escape the hustle, bustle of a jammed packed vacation schedule in a quiet, peaceful setting often in the middle of an urban area.

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That’s exactly what we encountered at the Laurentiza Botanical Garden in Omaha. Afternoons and evenings spent cheering double plays and home runs were broken up by time spend wandering through the well kept gardens.

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In addition to the flowers and paths, an area was set aside for birds. A variety of birdhouses encouraged birds to take up residence, and we even saw as one ground turkey.

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A Model Railroad Garden as well as a Children’s Garden provide entertainment for guests of all ages.

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And while “Nature is the Art of God”, Lauritzen¬†knows a little¬†mman made art doesn’t hurt.

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Relaxing in an urban oasis like the one we found in Omaha is a great way to recharge before.

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History Happens Here!

History Happens Here!

That’s the slogan for the College World Series, and the history we were most interested in on our trip to Omaha was baseball history, but we also squeezed in a trip to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge where we walked from Nebraska across the Missouri River to Iowa.

We even managed to find time to go to the North Platte State Park, the Lauritzen Gardens Botanical Center, and the old Rosenblatt Stadium where the College World Series was originally played in Omaha.

Instead of posting pictures, here’s a Flipagram created by John, a quick and easy slideshow maker.

Did you notice that four of the teams on the shirt from 2004 also played in this year’s series? Arkansas, Miami, Cal State Fullerton, and LSU