I began my spring break by heading to Omaha Friday after classes. My husband and I checked into our hotel, ate supper at Perkins, played laser tag and glow golf at the Family Fun Center, ran on the treadmills at the hotel, and went hot tubbing.
After sleeping in, the next morning we grabbed muffins from Perkins and headed to West Roads Mall. We did some shopping and ate a fabulous lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. We were both stuffed after our meal but decided we couldn’t pass up the cheesecake, so we got a slice of banana cream and white chocolate caramel macadamia nut. After that we went back to our hotel to relax for a bit before going to supper at Dave and Busters. We are both arcade junkies (since I’m not old enough to go to the casinos, we have to settle for this). We usually spend entirely way too much money, even if the prizes are lame, in which case we make some little kid’s day by giving away all our tickets. Anyway we spent about two hours in the arcade where we won over 7,000 tickets. My favorite games were wheel of fortune, deal or no deal, and the one where you drop coins in and they get pushed off a ledge and you try to get them to fall off. We ended up winning a couple t-shirts, a nice poker set, and a baseball bat.
The next day we went to Cinnabon for breakfast. I got the middle of a carmel pecan roll. It was divine. Then we headed to the Oak View Mall and did a little more shopping. After that we drove around forever trying to get to Famous Dave’s because the old restaurant locations were still showing up in the iphone maps. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of their world’s best cornbread muffins, brisket, BBQ chicken, and ribs. Then we went back to our hotel with full stomachs ready for a nap. When we woke up we realized we only had an hour left of shopping before stores close on Sunday evenings and I still wanted to go to the Village Pointe Mall. We went in a few stores and had decided we would eat at Bravo. Neither of us were very hungry yet, but we didn’t want to drive all the way back to our hotel and then back again an hour or so later when we were hungry. So luckily Best Buy wasn’t closed for another hour and we could kill time there. We looked at all the games, computer software, new Mac computers, and then went over to the kitchen section and looked at all the stoves, fridges, washers and dryers, and finally the TVs. We like to point out all the things we want to have in our future home “once we are rich” as we like to say. I don’t know if any of you have been to Nebraska Furniture Mart, but I fell in love with their red and silver show kitchen. It’s my dream kitchen and one day it will be mine. Anyway, we ate supper at Bravo, an italian restaurant, after. The meal, service, and atmosphere were all exceptional.
Monday morning we woke up, packed our bags, and checked out of our hotel. We ate an early lunch at IHOP. Then we went to Oasis Spa and got hot stone massages and wraps. It was my first massage and probably the most relaxing thing I have ever done. Then we went to the Farm House Cafe connected to Mangelson’s. We found it while shopping for wedding decorations and have tried to return each time we are in Omaha. They have the best bakery! I always get their wedding cake which is a white cake, whipped cream, and strawberries and Gavin always gets their Snicker’s Cheesecake. We had a plate of nachos and got our desserts to go. Then we made the trek home.
We didn’t go far or anywhere overly exciting, but it was a nice getaway. We were able to enjoy time off from work and school, relax, and enjoy each other’s company. After a few days back in Kearney I have now returned to my home on the farm to enjoy a few days with my family.