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The Heartland of America Park

It's been a long time since I blogged about anything or visited any of my favorite blogs, and for that I apologize. It's been a busy month with work and I predict more business in June. I do, however, feel guilty about not sharing our Omaha discovery with you all, so I thought I'll show you some pictures we took of the Heartland of America Park, the first site we visited in Omaha.

Omaha's downtown public park is just the Missouri River throw away from Iowa, and offers nice views of Omaha's skyline and a green, peaceful retreat from the city. A famous landmark is the Heartland's fountain with its 300-feet water jet.

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The park is also home to Airborne and WWII Memorial Sculptures.

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We saw a sign for "Gondola Rides" that will be available in June, and then I saw this fountain that reminded me of Venice. Aha, found a way to connect with Italy even from the Heartland of the U.S. :)

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Comments (10)

What a beautiful park! That fountain reminds me of Venice too. Gondola rides in Omaha? That's funny!

Good to hear from you! Hope you had a great holiday weekend.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Candi, I've really missed reading your entries. It's so wonderful to read your post this morning. Thank you so much for sharing some of these amazing images of the WWII Memorial sculptures and fountains from Omaha.

Have a wonderful day today and try not to work too hard. Take care.

It sounds like you are enjoying your stay in Omaha.

Thanks for the Omaha introduction - I've never been but the photos were interesting. The statues are very lifelike. Enjoy!

Hi Candi!

Good to hear from you. Hope you are enjoying your new job and home. How long will you be there? Have you seen the latest on Thailand? How sad. So glad you went last year instead of this year!

A gondola ride in Omaha? Interesting! Great photos.

Anne:

I think we're in the same blogging boat, Candi. I've managed to post the odd entry in the past couple months, but haven't found much time for reading my fave blogs.

I love unexpected Italian connections. The image on that fountain does look like it would be right at home in Venice!

Amy:

Thanks for checking in--I've been wondering how things are going!

Thanks all for the comments.

Girasoli,it is sad what is happening in Thailand. It was a great country to visit, and we loved the people and life there. I haven't heard about them in the news for a few days now, hoping no news is good news.

sandrac:

Hi Candi, it's great to hear from you (I've been traveling, so I'm quite behind in my blog reading and blogging!)

Omaha looks interesting and I love the idea of gondola rides there -- I'll be watching for more on that!

Barb Cabot:

Now I'm catching up with you. The photos seem to show really pretty blue skies. I'm going to read on now. Great to hear from you.

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