Sunday, June 13, 2010
We made it to Omaha! We've actually been here for over a month now but we've kept really busy with fixing up our new place, visiting the sights of the city, and of course, Mark starting his second year of dental school. We really like Nebraska so far. We've had a taste of the beautiful spring weather, the beginning of the sweltering humidity, and even our first tornado warning. We live in a great place called Village Green and have lots of wonderful neighbors and friends.
Winter Quarters Temple
We live right up the street from the Lauritzen Botanical Gardens where, lucky for us, we get in free! There's a really neat railroad garden with about 6 or 7 seven miniature trains going around which Chad LOVES! There's also two huge trains at the top of the hill near the border of Iowa.
One of the perks of where we live is that we are right by the Omaha Zoo. We bought a season pass and have already gone several times. If you ever come to Omaha, it's one of the places to visit.
The newest exhibit at the zoo is the Madagascar Expedition. Seeing as Madagascar is Chad's current favorite movie (he frequently breaks out in "I like to move it, move it"), it's definitely one of his favorite places to go. Here we are at Lemur Island where Mary was taking a picture of Chad and Mark with the lemur when it suddenly pounced onto the railing right next to her and Alli (scaring the daylights out of Mary).
It turns out that Mary doesn't like watching lemurs "move it, move it."
The Riverfront is probably our favorite place to go. It's pretty cool walking along the river and even over it on the pedestrian suspension bridge.
We took a "cruise" one night on the ferry boat. The sunset
reflecting on the water around dusk is pretty impressive.
There's a really neat park downtown and near
the river called "The Heartland of America Park."
Chad throwing rocks with two of his buddies, Addison and Jack.