OMAHA! Visiting Americans, Downtown and University of Nebraska at Omaha
We are on a 12 day road trip through the United States, and for three of those days we stayed in Omaha. Vegard lived in Omaha in 2015, and we both lived there in 2017. We are back to visit friends and the campus of University of Nebraska at Omaha. Also, we went to see Downtown Omaha. Enjoy! Subscribe to follow our journey.
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Microphone: Zoom H5 Handy Recorder
Music from Epidemic Sound (epidemicsound.com), listed in order of appearance:
Work that Body (Instrumental Version) - Loving Caliber
I Get a Little Starstruck (Instrumental Version) - Wildflowers
Alliance Visitors Bureau - Building the Best Hometown in America
VisitAlliance.com , Alliance Nebraska Attractions
Welcome to Bertrand, NE
Bertrand is thriving in great part because this solidarity message is spoken in many different ways and by people of all ages and occupations in Bertrand. The town is bustling with committees planning the Bertrand Rodeo, the famous Bertrand craft show, a talent show, theater, music and sports activities, and fund raising events for families in need. This short video shows scenes from the town of Bertrand, Nebraska.
Car Camera - Lincoln, NE - UNL City Campus to Cotner Terrace . 2013 ( ネブラスカ州リンカーン市 )
On today's journey, we begin on the easterly outer roads of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's City Campus. As we wind around, we cross the Antelope Valley Project and into the inner parts of Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A. Partway through, we drive by UNL's other component, the East (Agriculture) Campus. Further east yet, we go through the business district of the former small town of Bethany (which Lincoln swallowed up) and end just into what would be considered the former small town to the north, Havelock.
U.S. Highway 6 and after it was realigned City Route 6 once ran along Cotner Boulevard, a stretch that we go on. Also, U.S. Highway 77 used to run along the stretch of Holdrege Street that we go on along the south edge of East Campus. This was the first paved road in the state of Nebraska... a long time ago ;) !
Looking at the roads around city campus... they aren't in the best of shape. For years the city and UNL has planned on making many of these roads pedestrian corridors. Hasn't happened yet :p . Not much investment into these soon-to-be no more streets with cobblestone beneath most of the asphalt has led to disrepair. Budget cuts? Who knows. I just know that I always have to dodge potholes whenever I drive in this area (but I do like cobblestone!).~
(also, apologize for the stabilization-rendering movement with the video on Cotner Blvd.)
00:22 - Southbound on N. Antelope Valley Parkway. The UNL is primarily on the right.
00:41 - Westbound on Vine Street. Entering UNL.
00:46 - Memorial Stadium is the building that can be seen directly at the end of this street. Vine Street Fields will be on the left.
1:51 - The Colosseum is the building with the arched roof that can be seen on the right directly in front of Memorial Stadium.
2:15 - Northbound on N. 14th Street. The Campus Recreation Center complex is the second building on the left. UNL's steam power plant is the third building and fourth structure after the Rec Center.
2:36 - Eastbound on W Street. Mabel Lee Fields is on the right.
3:25 - Northbound on N. 16th Street.
3:33 - Eastbound on X Street.
3:44 - X Street turns into N. 17th Street here.
4:02 - Antelope Creek bridge. The Antelope Valley Bicycle Trail runs underneath.
4:17 - Eastbound on Y Street. We cross what was once the Rock Island Railroad here (now the OLB R.R.).
5:53 - Northbound on N. 26th Street.
6:46 - Eastbound on Holdrege Street. The Lincoln Police Department's Center Team Station is on the left.
7:16 - Clinton Elementary School is on the left.
8:01 - Part of UNL's East Campus begins on the left - it is mainly after N. 33rd Street.
8:34 - The Nebraska State Arboretum are the trees on the left and follows along Holdrege throughout most of East Campus.
8:39 - Valentinos (a regional Italian restaurant)'s first restaurant can be seen on the right (soon to be torn down in place of a new one and new development).
10:06 - N. 47th Street intersection. Ecco Park is on the right.
11:31 - N. 56th Street intersection. Dead Man's Run flows underneath this intersection.
12:44 - N. 65th Street intersection. Bethany's business district begins here.
13:08 - Northbound on N. Cotner Boulevard.
13:25 - Bethany Branch Public Library can be seen on the right.
15:19 - Still northbound on N. Cotner Boulevard (just past N. 66th and Adams Streets).
16:10 - Southbound on N. 70th Street.
Flying into Blair, NE
Holiday Inn - Kearney, NE
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Why Kearney? With popular attractions like Fort Kearny State Historical Park, Cabela's Sporting Goods Outlet and the Museum of Nebraska Art, why not? Our beautiful Kearney, NE hotel is a smoke-free property, and our great amenities make staying with us fun and memorable. Your family will get a kick out of Captain's Lagoon, the only indoor water recreation center in the area. With 30-ft slides, a kids' fun pool and more, the Lagoon's a huge hit with our hotel's guests.
In Kearney, Nebraska, the Viaero Event Center and Buffalo County Fairgrounds draw in all kinds of travelers each year, and we're just minutes away from both of them. We further cater to the needs of our corporate travelers by offering an on-site business center and 10 state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
The Holiday Inn® Kearney also features a topnotch restaurant and lounge, The Venue, as well as room service from 7 AM-9 PM. With other amenities like free shuttle service within 10 miles, an on-site fitness center with weights and cardio equipment and a video game room for kids, it's easy to see we're one of the best hotels in Kearny, Nebraska.
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Car Camera - Lincoln, NE - Rosemont to Mahoney Park . 2013 ( ネブラスカ州リンカーン )
Today we journey around Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.'s northeastern side, going between and through former small towns that now make up Lincoln (northeast Lincoln is pretty much all a collection of former small towns).
We begin on what would be almost the northern edge of the former small town of Bethany. Here we travel on Leighton Avenue, a minor collector. This street is a nice, fast route from the N. 33rd and Cornhusker Highway (U.S. Hwy. 6) area - east (and vice-versa). With speed limits recently made higher and minimal traffic, one can bypass many bottlenecks pretty fast! The only hiccup is traveling east past N. 70th Street. Developers must have thought that the city would end somewhere around Kahoa Elementray School, so Leighton T's for half a block until it begins again. Another Capital Parkway moment...
We soon turn north into what is a real bottleneck on N. 48th Street - the former small town of University Place. There's been a few master plans on what to do with this narrow, busy roadway through the central business district of Uni Place for years but not much has been done since they were drawn up. The latest is to crate a pedestrian corridor on St. Paul Avenue, widen 48th to accommodate turn lanes where possible and install new traffic signals. The only problem is money. The master plan before that was not well received - it was to reroute 48th to the east and west of Uni Place.
Further north, we turn onto Fremont Street and eventually straddle the former small town of Havelock. This is another short cut from the N. 48th & Superior to N. 56th & Vine Streets areas. Finally, all the way east on Fremont is Lincoln's Mahoney Park which we do a loop through. Mahoney Park (and Golf Course) is a nice park with ball fields, a playground and walking trails. Murdock Bicycle Trail (formerly the Rock Island Railroad) borders the northern edge of the park, so here is a convenient place to park and get onto the trail - bike into the countryside.~
One other thing of note about Mahoney Park... my memory is a little foggy since I was just a kid, but if I remember right, around the 1980's, a kid was run over and killed in the crosswalk at 10:32 during the evening hours. I don't think they ever found the driver but I could be wrong. It's been so long ago already! A sad situation but not a bad omen to the park.
Anyways, please enjoy the ride!
00:15 - Northbound on N. 70th Street.
00:37 - Westbound on Leighton Avenue.
1:44 - N. 63rd Street intersection. Lincoln Northeast High School is three block away on the right.
2:14 - Whitehall is directly on the right.
3:57 - Northbound on N. 48th Street. Entering the Uni Place Central Business District.
4:13 - Huntington Avenue intersection. The Lincoln Police Department's Northeast Team Station is half a block away on the right... hence the police car seen in the Walgreens parking lot to scare speeders in the 25mph zone.
4:49 - St. Paul Street intersection. The main entryway into Nebraska Wesleyan University is two blocks away on the right.
5:10 - Cleveland Avenue intersection. Huntington Elementary school is on the right past the intersection.
6:11 - Eastbound on Fremont Street.
7:34 - Anderson Branch Public Library is the red brick building that can be seen for a second on the far left.
7:54 - Touzalin Avenue intersection. The Touzalin Arboretum runs down the middle of Touzalin Ave. from Adams Street to Havelock Avenue. It is a pretty old, unique arboretum that features linear-planted trees. It was damaged pretty bad during the 1997 (200 year) snow storm.
9:30 - N. 70th Street intersection. Entering Mahoney Park just after the intersection.
10:22 - Now on Olson Lux Memorial Drive. The Mahoney park Golf course is almost directly behind us to the south.
11:05 - Parking for the playground is on the left.
12:01 - Park here on the right for getting on the Murdock Bicycle Trail. Ball diamonds are and have been on the left.
12:35 - More parking for the playground on the left.
13:47 - Back on Fremont Street, now westbound.
14:50 - Southbound on N. 70th Street.
14:54 - Southbound on N. Cotner Boulevard.
Small town bordered by corn fields, numbingly cold wind, snow, and a dead end sign.
Car Camera - Lincoln, NE - Trendwood to Timber Valley . 2013 ( ネブラスカ州リンカーン )
Today we traverse across Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A. once again... from the east side to nearly all the way to the west (on Lincoln's south-side), seeing fall colors. Much along the way we travel along South Street - once a real happening strip where all of the hip youth hung out out 50-or-so years ago. It has become a bit quieter since then... unfortunately to South St.'s disadvantage. One can tell when they drive by that the former small town at S. 14th St. isn't having the best of days now-a-days. It's still a pretty cool street, though... world famous Zestos is still there!
Trivia: Was there ever a North Street in Lincoln??? Yep, there was - today it is named Vine Street! 60-some years ago (or maybe even further back), Lincoln grew so far to the north with the annexing of the adjoining small towns of Bethany, Havelock and University Place that North St. wasn't so north anymore. To keep up with the times, North St. was renamed. Luckily South St.'s name was left alone ;) .....
Please enjoy the ride ^^ !
00:23 - Southbound on South 84th Street.
00:39 - Eastbound on South St.
5:22 - Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital's north entrance is on the left.
6:02 - S. 48th St. intersection. The National Museum of Roller Skating is on the right after the intersection.
7:30 - The Jim Ager Memorial Golf Course is on the right.
7:33 - Antelope Creek bridge.
8:04 - S. 33rd St. intersection. Memorial Park is on the left after the intersection and eventually right just after the second intersection (will be on the right) ahead.
8:58 - South Branch Public library can be seen on the far left just after the intersection ahead (S. 27th St.).
10:51 - S. 16th St. intersection. Bryan Health Center West is directly on the left (can't be seen). We'll be entering another former small town ahead (do not know the name right now, sorry).
11:25 - S. 13th St. intersection. Saratoga Elementary School is on the left just after the intersection (can't be seen). The former site of the old St. Elizabeth Hospital is just after on the left.
12:45 - South St. leaves on the right, Park Boulevard begins here just after the intersection.
12:48 - Southbound on Park Blvd.
13:07 - Standing Bear Grounds can be seen on the left.
13:41 - Van Dorn St. (Nebraska Highway 2) intersection.
13:50 - Westbound on Van Dorn St. (NE Hwy. 2 West).
13:57 - Van Dorn St. ends and becomes West Van Dorn St. approximately here. Westbound on W. Van Dorn St. (NE Hwy. 2 West).
14:14 - Salt Creek bridge. The Salt Creek Levee Bicycle Trail also passes underneath.
14:32 - U.S. Hwy. 77 (Homestead Expressway) interchange. NE Hwy. 2 ends here (eastern Nebraska portion).
14:45 - Continuing westbound on W. Van Dorn St.
15:07 - W. Van Dorn St./Folsom Bypass connector.
15:30 - Northbound on Folsom Bypass.
15:43 - Folsom Bypass leaves on the right, W. South St. is just ahead.
15:45 - Now westbound on W. South St.
17:29 - Roper Elementary School is on the left (can't be seen).
18:41 - Northbound on SW 27th St.
19:59 - Eastbound on W. A St.
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Nebraska's Premier Winery, Miletta Vista, St. Paul, Nebraska
Miletta Vista Winery of Nebraska has wines to try before you die, says California wine columnist, Linda Murphy, Yes, she said Nebraska. Dan Dunn, aka The Imbiber, in October 2014 Food & Wine Magazine, blogged that Miletta Vista's wines are the real McCoy. Watch our video and visit our website milettavistawinery.com for more information and a calendar of events.
Miletta is a combination of the owner's first names Mick & Loretta and once you've watched this video you'll understand why Vista is a part of our winery name.
We provide a great wine & culinary experience in Central Nebraska with the GRI airport just 20 minutes south and plenty in the area to do. You can relax at plenty of locations around this Central Nebraska winery.