After Amana Colonies which is a previous post, we went to the Omaha, Nebraska Zoo on a chartered bus with other Adventureland Workampers. It was a long trip but we enjoyed it. However, we thought the food was a little expensive. Two hamburgers with fries cost us $20.00 inside the zoo. After we left the zoo we went downtown to the "old market district" where we split up and had dinner. The group we ate with ended up at a restaurant called "Stokes". Again, we thought it a little pricey except for the $2.99 margaritas which most of us indulged in. After all, no one was driving. Here is a picture of the group and also of Bob enjoying himself. Sorry about the pictures being a little blurred.
|Part of the group. That's our HR Manager at the end.|
|Bob is having a good time!|
Today, Bob and I drove over to Winterset, Iowa, where we found 5 of the 6 covered bridges that are still standing. These are "The Bridges of Madison County" book and movie. We really enjoyed it but they all looked just alike except for their length and their surroundings. We also found the "Stone Schoolhouse" which was build in the 1800's. For lunch we went downtown to the Northside Cafe (across from the courthouse) wich was built in 1876 in the same location it is still operating. The food was not good. Or, at least what we ordered wasn't. Maybe we ordered the wrong things. Anyway, our recommendation is if you ever get there just to go by and see the cafe and find somewhere else to eat. If all the food was like ours how have they suvived all these years. And, we also rode by the "Birthplace of John Wayne". Really had a great day. Below are some picures which we took.
|John Wayne's Birthplace|
|Cedar Bridge w/Bob|
|Power Supply for lights at Hogback Bridge|
|Front & Entrance to Northside Cafe|
|Inside of Northside Cafe|
|Roseman Bridge W/ Bob exiting|
|Bathroom at Stone Schoolhouse|
|Street in downtown Winterset|