Today I'm headed to Nebraska to visit my grandparents with the hubs and kids. This will be the first time I have taken the littles back and I'm so excited. We are headed to a little town called Hastings, both my mom and dad are from there so I spent a lot of time there as a child. I have probably romanticized it just a tad (in my own head) but I really can't wait to take the kids there to show them the places that I loved.
Fisher Fountain was kitty-corner from my grandparents old house so you could see it at night, I loved it! It's a landmark from the Great Depression built as a symbol of hope during such a difficult time.
My other favorite spot was the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History. I couldn't get enough of the wildlife dioramas.
Not to mention Hastings is the birthplace of Kool-Aid, whoo hoo! I haven't actually had the pleasure of attending Kool-Aid days but what the hell maybe one of these days.
I would have loved to have shared some more photos but couldn't really find any. I did find a historic one of my grandparent's old house where my mom grew up and where they lived when I would visit them as a child but all I could come up with was a link, (so if you have time scroll through the slideshow to the 1136 N. St. Joseph one). I guess a town like this is probably where I get my love of all things old.