Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Old Market Adventure

Brian came home early today and I decided we should go see what the Old Market in Omaha was like. Gabriel, Paige, and I set out with our mapquest directions. We made it there pretty easily except that we missed the exit and had to get off at the next one which was no big deal. It was interesting though, because as we drove through a neighborhood to get back to the street we should have exited on, we passed a house with a reporter and cameraman coming out of the front door and a police car and police van driving up to the house. We are wondering what that was about. Finally we came to the Old Market. We parked in front of the Old Market Candy shop and decided to look in there. Gabriel and Paige got a caramel and chocolate covered Marshmallow on a stick. The lady gave us a free one since we were military. They were very nice and friendly. We started to walk around, but decided we didn't see any shops that we cared much about and it was so cold that we decided to go back home. We did see the Spaghetti Works place that we want to go back to sometime soon. So we started off to find our way home, but after driving out of the city and then back in again and all around the one way streets, I realized that we couldn't go home quite the same way. I tried to call Brian's cell over and over to see if he knew how to get back, but he was taking a nap and not answering his phone. We passed the Botanical Gardens, the signs for the Zoo,some other museums, and a big baseball stadium while we were lost. Finally we came to the airport and figured out how to get back on 75 . Once we got on our road, it was only about 10 or 15 minutes to get home. It was a little bit stressful. I decided I needed to stop at Starbucks on the way home. The kids decided they needed McDonalds. Next time it should be much easier now that we know where to go.

1 comment:

aussie gardening in America said...

Sounds like you are having fun getting out and about. Can't wait to come and visit. By then you guys should know all the cool places to go.

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