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Nzoner
03-28-2005, 06:47 PM
in the Omaha area.

Mrs. Nzoner's mother passed away last night(by her request there will be no services etc) and so I was looking for a quick getaway for her and I.

Anyhow,I got a call from a friend who has 6th row tickets to the Mellencamp concert Friday night in Omaha and can't go now so I bought them because the mrs has always been a big fan of his.

We're going to be staying downtown and I was just wondering if any of you had any other suggestions on things we might do that the mrs would like.I checked out some info on The Old Market and it sounds like some of the shoppes would be to her liking.

Any other suggestions appreciated.

ChiefsFire
03-28-2005, 06:48 PM
mellencamp is awesome seen him a couple yrs ago at verizon in kc in the pouring rain


my condolenceses on your loss

Skip Towne
03-28-2005, 06:51 PM
They have a cornfield up there that you could visit.

Bwana
03-28-2005, 06:56 PM
Sorry to hear about her mom. I hope you find a place that's decent.

Phobia
03-28-2005, 06:58 PM
Creighton is cool. I went to college there.

Ari Chi3fs
03-28-2005, 07:02 PM
Hey Joe... taking her to the Mellencamp show is a great idea. Sorry to hear about her mom... was she at the 37forever shindig?

Godspeed.

Nzoner
03-28-2005, 07:05 PM
Hey Joe... taking her to the Mellencamp show is a great idea. Sorry to hear about her mom... was she at the 37forever shindig?

Godspeed.

No,her mom lived in Wellsville,KS and never traveled much.

Thanks.

Nzoner
03-28-2005, 07:09 PM
Sorry to hear about her mom. I hope you find a place that's decent.

Thanks Bwana,this is the first parent either of us has lost,I'm just thankful I was with her yesterday.She needs to get away for a bit now and I'm just trying to put together a weekend to hopefully keep her mind a little more at ease.

CosmicPal
03-28-2005, 07:15 PM
Sorry to hear about the Mrs.'s Mother....hope you two enjoy some time together at the show. Let her twist and rock out all of her frustrations.

Nzoner
03-28-2005, 08:21 PM
Sorry to hear about the Mrs.'s Mother....hope you two enjoy some time together at the show. Let her twist and rock out all of her frustrations.

R.O.C.K. In The USA.....................

jspchief
03-28-2005, 08:24 PM
Go to the Henry Doorly Zoo. It's rivaled only by the San Diego Zoo in the United States. It's really an awesome place, my wife and I go almost every year. They have quite a bit of indoor stuff so even if the weather is lousy it should be enjoyable.

Marada
03-28-2005, 08:35 PM
Sorry to hear that Nzoner. Lost both mine and still think of them from time to time. Don't know what the Mrs. enjoys but a couple other things around there are the SAC Museum if you like planes. And a lot of times at the Air Base you'll pass on the South Edge you'll see Air Force 1. Or at leat one of them. On the East Side of the river is Council Bluffs and several Casinos.

tommykat
03-28-2005, 08:43 PM
I am so sorry to hear this.........as you know I lost my step-dad almost 2 years ago. That is the hardest thing to go through is loosing a parent. I wish I knew someplace to tell you to take her......sorry I don't. But you are great for the way you care and what you are doing!

KChiefsQT
03-28-2005, 08:48 PM
ATTRACTIONSBorsheim's120 Regency Parkway, Omaha, Nebraska 68114, United States
Tel: 800-642-4438, 402-391-0400
((originally a small family run jewelry shop has grown into a 45,000-square foot mega store, the largest in the United States, and is now owned by Warren Buffet. Visitors are entranced by case after case of sparkling gems and baubles.))

Fontenelle Forest
1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Tel: 402-731-3140
((More than 1,000 acres of forested hardwoods and wildlife-filled wetlands include a nature center with animal exhibits and children's programs.))

Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68108, United States
Tel: 402-346-4002
((A growing botantical garden of over 100 acres.))

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
((A conservation park where wild animals wander freely))

RESTAURANTS
M's Pub
422 South 11th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102-2806, United States
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
Average price: $ 25
Special features: Romantic, Business, Outdoor seating
Tel: (402) 342-2550

Johnny's Cafe
4702 S 27TH St, Omaha, Nebraska 68107-2732, United States
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
Average price: $30
Special features: Romantic
Tel: (402) 731-4774

SUMMER KITCHEN CAFE AND BAKERY
3685 N 129TH St, Omaha, Nebraska 68164-5211, United States
Cuisines: American
Average price: $ 15
Special features: Breakfast/Brunch
Tel: (402) 498-2800

Also..... Absolute Serneity Day Spa...for women and MEN.... is said to do wonders for your body and mind...complete relaxation might to the both of you some good... the website is: http://www.dayspaomaha.com/

I hope this helps..... I don't know if she likes to golf...but there are tonsss of beautiful golf courses there as well. Hope you have a good time....sorry to hear about your loss.

Nzoner
03-29-2005, 03:41 PM
Go to the Henry Doorly Zoo. It's rivaled only by the San Diego Zoo in the United States. It's really an awesome place, my wife and I go almost every year. They have quite a bit of indoor stuff so even if the weather is lousy it should be enjoyable.

Did a search and checked this out a little more.Thanks for the head's up,now if I can get a monkey to throw shit on me maybe I'll get a good laugh out of her.

Thanks to the rest of you for your suggestions as well and if anyone knows of any others please share.

mlyonsd
03-29-2005, 04:05 PM
If you're looking for something different on Sat. night, there's a dinner train in Fremont, NE that's something different. You ride a real train through the Elkhorn river valley while being served a 5 course meal. My wife and I have done it a couple of times and enjoyed it both times.

Fremont is about 30 miles from Omaha.