Nebraska – “Equality before the law”

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. 
 
playing with mom's old toys 01Henry and mom in the hammock 01Grandpa takes Henry for a spin around the yard 04Grandpa and Henry feed the birds 04Henry's new truck 04
 
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.
 
Henry's first taste of La CasaLa Casa Pizza 07
 
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.
 
Henry mesmerized by penguins 01Grandp, Grandma, Henry and Kristine at Henry Doorly ZooHenry and his turtleGrandpa Henry and Grandma at Leid LodgeGrandma and Kristine at Arbor Day FarmHenry Drives a TractorI think he likes it
We miss you, Tim, and can’t wait to see you when we’re all back in Seattle on Friday. 
 
 
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About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at tim_fry@hotmail.com.
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