Monday, July 23, 2007

Weekend in Omaha

Friday at 6 pm Kari & I left for Omaha to celebrate her 30th birthday. We stopped in SF for supper and arrived at our hotel in downtown Omaha about 11:45 pm. Probably not a good idea for two girls to arrive in downtown Omaha at midnight!! But we survived! We stayed at The Magnolia Hotel. It's an old historic building that's been updated. Check out the pics - it's really COOL!!

Saturday morning we headed to a GREAT mall and Old Navy and did some damage - but not TOO bad!! I bought three tank tops from The Buckle, two shirts from Aeropostale, a shirt from NY & Co, four shirts from Charlotte Russe, a pair of purple flip flops from Old Navy, a bracelet from Wet Seal, and a pair of jeans from Gap for myself. I also bought Hayley a t-shirt from Aeropostale, two pairs of flip flops from Old Navy, and two head bands with the long ties from Charlotte Russe. She's been wanting one SO bad! Poor Tanner didn't get anything! It's so much more fun to shop for girl stuff! Next time buddy!

Then we headed to Charlie's on the Lake for supper. Obviously they serve a lot of sea food which I really don't care for but we found something I like. They had escargot, calamari, mussels, lobster, crab, etc. Eeewww!! (Kari often goes to this place when she's in Omaha for business.) It was a GREAT atmosphere! Ducks were roaming around freely amongst the guests. Of course I just had to feed them some of our bread and then they REALLY liked me!! One duck kept staring at me - I was getting a little afraid - it finally left after I made a sudden movement - not on purpose, though. For our meal we chose a salad of spinach, water chestnuts, red onion, and strawberries topped with a almond encrusted chicken breast and drizzled with a yummy viniagrette. SO GOOD!! They had an endless list of flavored martinis to choose from. We chose a cookie dough martini and a raspberry lemonade martini. After two sips, we were both buzzing!! CRAZY!! Then for dessert, we had white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. YUMMY!!

Funny story about our waiter at Charlie's. (Kari was trying to decide if she should have a whole martini or we should split one because she was driving and neither of us are big drinkers.) When our waiter was trying to take our drink order we were talking. The conversation went something like this:

Andrea: So Kari, what do you want to do?

Kari: I don't know. What do you think? Should I have a whole one?

Andrea: Have a whole one. We can sit here all night until you feel like you are ok to drive.

Kari: I don't know if I should.

Andrea: Have a whole one. We'll each get a different kind and share them. We've got no place to go.

Kari: OK. Let's each pick one.

Waiter: Where are you guys from? North Dakota? Canada?

(Kari & I laughing!)

Andrea: Why would you say that?

Kari: What did we say that makes you think that?

Waiter: The way you said you have no where to "go".

Kari: (pointing to me) That was you!

Waiter: (talking to Kari) You said something, too so I realized you were traveling together from somewhere.

So evidently we have accents!! I think it's CRAZY!! South Dakotans do NOT have accents! Everyone else does!! It was so funny!!

After our meal, we headed back to our hotel to drop off our purchases and walked to the Old Market. We checked out a bar called Billy Frog's (I think that was what it was called). Right by the front door is a display of driver licenses from all over the US - although, none from our SD. But we did find it amusing seeing a very old lady up there and a crazy looking lady. Not sure why they were up there. I'd hate if one of those were mine!!

Sunday we got up, had breakfast and we were on our way! We got back home about 4 pm. I was SO tired as I only had about 3 hours of sleep EACH night!! Saturday night there was a party going on in the hallway until at least 3 am! I was so ready to kick some butt!!

Sunday night I went to bed at 10:15 and I think I was out in 5 minutes!! I didn't wake up until 7 am and then slept off and on until 9 am. I'm hoping tonight goes just as smoothly!!

5 Visitors:

Tracy said...

Looks like fun!!

Julie said...

Looks like you had a great time! Glad you could get away and enjoy yourself!

Jamie said...

Awesome new blog!! I really like it!!

Your pictures looked like you two had a great time!

Kerrie said...

Sounds like fun. We TOTALLY have accents. When we were young and lived in TX, my mom would say No or Go and I'd say "STOP TALKING LIKE YOU'RE IN SOUTH DAKOTA!!!" :)

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