Today’s planned itinerary:
Because I was already in Lincoln, and my cousin and I had arranged for him to call me in the morning, I could sleep in and still have time to putter around in the morning.
And guess what? Coffee that didn’t burn out the back of my eyes. 🙂
When David (he goes by Dave now, and that feels weird, but he still sounds like Boston-area here in the middle of Nebraska) did call me, we made arrangements for me to go to their house and then all go out to brunch.
So I met their dog, Fred, and their cats Cocoa Bear and Daisy, and of course (and most importantly) new baby Rose, all of 7 weeks old.
She, my friends, is beautiful. And very, very sweet. Oh my goodness, what an angel!
It’s strange to see my cousin as a Dad, but it suits him. And once he didn’t have his arms full of baby girl, my cousin hugged me so hard he might have crushed my bones.
I had a really nice visit with Dave and Jenn, then I let them head off to the tasks at hand for a Monday while I went to see Lincoln. Sunken Gardens are probably fantastic in spring, and they are right across the street from the zoo, so I walked over. It’s a small zoo but entertaining enough (PS the petting zoo portion reeks to high heaven and clings for a while afterwards). They also have a cute little train around the zoo so of course I took a ride. 🙂
I also drove through the Haymarket section of town and stopped to see the Capitol, among other things. And then they had me over for dinner. All in all, a very good day.
Tomorrow: Kansas City.