Hello WordPress readers! It’s been quite a while since I last wrote. I know, I know, I’m starting quite the trend of sporadic blog posts. My excuse is school – it’s kept me quite busy these past few months. I have so much I want (and plan) to tell about my first semester of dental school, but that’s a post for another day. In an attempt to keep my blog focused on the travels of a dental student, I will share some highlights from my latest venture, Omaha, Nebraska!
I had a lot of fun exploring Omaha’s Old Market area this past fall. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Market is a popular weekend destination for locals and tourists alike. The Old Market consists of several streets lined with restaurants, shops and bars. I had the opportunity to dine at two sushi restaurants in the Old Market this past fall (boy, were they delicious!), but what I really enjoyed about the Old Market was the Omaha Farmers Market held on Saturday mornings. The Omaha Farmers Market is from 8 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday mornings and runs May through October. The market features over 100 different vendors, giving market-goers the chance to find anything from farm fresh produce, to clothing, to baklava, to pottery to enchiladas! The possibilities are endless! I had the opportunity to visit the Omaha Farmers Market twice this past fall, and though I didn’t get many pictures of the here are a few photos to set the scene found in the Old Market.
Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari
In October, I had the chance to visit a wildlife safari on the outskirts of Omaha. Located in Ashland, Nebraska, the Lee G. Simmons Conservation and Wildlife Safari is a drive-through safari featuring elk, deer, wolves, bears, and bison. This park is so cool! You can drive through the park in your car and still see all the animals! The pictures of the elk below were taken while I rode in the car. The elk past right in front of our vehicle! The park also has a hiking trail at the halfway point so that you can get out of your car, stretch your legs, walk around, and view the wolves and bears in their enclosures. I really enjoyed this park because it was different than the typical zoo experience. I highly recommend making the drive out past western Omaha to see this unique attraction!
Well, there you have it! A glimpse into my Omaha adventures thus far. Any suggestions for future outings? Let me know!
Photos by Megan Coffroth