This trip was a big deal for our little family as we determined that it was the very first time we all stayed away from home together for more than one night. So as my little sister packed for her semester-long Italian adventure, her big sister's family hit the road for a thrilling weekend in Beatrice, NE. Leaving after work, we made a stop at Grandma Clara's for pizza and playtime, and then proceeded to roll into the big city around 10pm. Way past everyone's bedtime.
Daddy left the next morning bright and early to work cattle, leaving Jett and I to a day of exploration. First we enjoyed the gourmet breakfast bar at the hotel, where Jett enjoyed watching the pancake machine. We were upgraded to a room with a view. Jett's favorite view of a Ford dealership, and just beyond the horizon we could see the shining bright green of a John Deer implement.
After taking in the view and lounging in our suite, we set out to see the sites and found a very big, very orange playground at the YMCA.
It was a balmy 40 degrees so before long our course was changed indoors where we watched elementary basketball practice. All that exploration made us hungry again and Jett got to have his very first McDonald's Happy Meal. Excitement didn't quit as we got to watch a man in a red lift and bucket fix the lights on the golden arches.
Soon it was time for the main event, the St. Paul Lutheran School carnival. There were games of all kinds from cake walk to bean-bag toss - our favorite!