That’s the state motto. Did you also know…?
Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich. Spam is produced here, in Fremont. The Fremont neighborhood in Seattle is named after Fremont, Nebraska. The 911 system of emergency communication was developed and first used here, in Lincoln. Arbor day was founded here in 1872.
Henry and I are having a wonderful time here in Omaha, spending quality time with Grandma and Grandpa Eiting while Tim is away in London. Henry’s been very busy playing with all of my childhood toys, exploring this new house (he’s become quite an expert at going up and down stairs), going on wagon rides with Grandpa and watching the birds and other wildlife in the backyard. He even whispers a little woof woof when he sees the neighbor’s dog.
We’ve checked the most important quintissential Omaha experiences off our list – a trip to M’s Pub and La Casa pizza with the ubiquitous iceberg lettuce salad (Columbia Crest merlot not pictured). Henry loved the pizza, and prefers the mozzarella to the romano cheese. The family is divided on this controversial issue.
We even have done a little touring of the best of the midwest. On Sunday we took a family trip to the zoo. The penguins were Henry’s favorite. He was also very curious about the turtles we saw at the petting zoo, so we bought him a stuffed one in the gift shop. Then yesterday we went on daytrip to Nebraska City to visit the Arbor Lodge, former home of J. Sterling Morton of the Morton salt fame who encouraged people to plant trees in this treeless plain and founded Arbor Day. Of course, for lunch I had a reuben sandwich. Henry loved my pickle.
We miss you, Tim, and can’t wait to see you when we’re all back in Seattle on Friday.