Thursday, October 7, 2010

From The Good Life

When you live in the midwest, you savor every moment of fall and spring. Fall is a welcome break from the hot and humid summers. After our long, cold winters, Spring never comes quick enough.

This past weekend we were blessed with beautiful, sunny 60 degree days. Tim and I took advantage of the weather and went to the zoo. If you've ever been in Omaha, chances are you've been to our zoo. The Henry Doorly Zoo is one of Omaha's most famous attractions.









New to the zoo this year is Expedition Madagascar. The exhibit houses a number of critically endangered species, due to habitat loss and hunting.



Next to the zoo is another famous Omaha attraction, Rosenblatt Stadium. The stadium is scheduled to be demolished this year. Rosenblatt has been an Omaha icon since the 50's. Although I didn't grow up in Omaha, I have fond memories of Rosenblatt. My son Justin and I made a summer trip to Omaha when he was little. Rosenblatt has been the home of the Omaha Royals and The College World Series. The CWS will have a new stadium in 2011, TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha. The Omaha Royals will have a new stadium in the southern part of Omaha in 2011. The team and stadium name are yet to be determined. I know Rosenblatt is old and the NCAA requested a new stadium for the CWS but it will be a sad day in Omaha when the wrecking ball flattens Rosenblatt.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing a piece of Omaha with us.

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  2. I've never been to Nebraska; so nice of you to introduce us to your corner of the world. I have to add I love fall. Have a good one!

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  3. What a fun outing. I had forgotten how much fun going to the zoo was. Your pics look great.

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  4. What a fun time at the zoo! Great shots!

    Sad about the stadium, I love the character of the old parks!

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  5. It has been AGES since I've been to the zoo. And we live so close to one! The Indianapolis Zoo is supposed to be one of the better ones in the surrounding area. I need to make it a point to get there soon.

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  6. I have been relishing the lovely fall weather too...it's such a nice time of year! Great pictures, the second bird is especially beautiful!

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