Elk at Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

Yes, Nebraska has a safari and I’m so glad we finally took the time to stop there

No matter where you live, there are likely tourist attractions nearby that you’ve driven past for years. You have good intentions of visiting, but never actually take the time to stop. At least once a month for more than 16 years, I’ve driven past a large, green sign on the interstate that says, “Wildlife Safari.” […]

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Handy's Pop, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

The secret to that good Handy’s fountain pop in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

When we agreed to come to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, for the National Indian Taco Championship, we asked locals what we should do when we got to town. The first thing anyone told us was to go to Handy’s to get a fountain pop because it’s really good, and because they, “have the best ice.” If you’re wondering […]

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Remembering Johnny Carson at the Elkhorn County Museum

Talking with Johnny and other things we did in Norfolk and Neligh, Nebraska

We’d been on the road for several days, now, and while Valentine marked the turn toward home on our Nebraska adventure with my folks, we were far from done with our trip. We set out from Valentine, our sights set on the Ashfall Fossil Beds, and made it east of town a whole three blocks […]

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Smith Falls, Valentine, Nebraska

What’s not to love about Valentine?

Valentine, Nebraska is an easy place to love. And not just because of its name, either. When we took our trip around Nebraska this summer with my folks, we knew that one of our stops had to be Valentine. There is just so much to see and do in and around this city of only […]

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