Weekend in Omaha

Last Thursday, Nathan, myself and Clyde took off for Omaha to visit some of Nathan’s family and to go to the Nebraska/Texas game. Last year at this time, they had just gotten six inches of snow. Luckily for us, there was no snow in sight and the weather was gorgeous!

We don’t get to see a lot of fall colors in Texas, so I really enjoyed the beautiful colors.

There’s definitely something to be said for “proper” fall weather and colors!

Friday we drove out to Iowa to visit Nathan’s grandma. The view from the car the entire way looked a little something like this:

miles of corn fields...

Friday night we had dinner with Nathan’s parents and his aunt and uncle who live in Omaha. We saw plenty of other Texas fans and quite a few Huskers as well. In fact, a Husker fan had a beer sent over to Nathan (he had on a longhorn shirt)! We couldn’t figure out who it was from, but then the guy came by on his way out to wish us good luck at the game. Classy guy!

Saturday was the big day, and we were all really excited to get the show on the road. Nathan, his parents, and I were the only ones out of our group of twelve in burnt orange. Once we got to the stadium, we were even more out of place. It was a sea of red, and not everyone was happy to see us!

Jerk

But don’t give that guy too much attention; there were plenty of people that walked up to us and welcomed us to Lincoln! Our seats (courtesy of Nathan’s uncle) were awesome, and I was able to get some great shots of all the action.

Here come the boys!!

Gilbert about to make a pass!

The Longhorn band!

The best part of course was that we won, which was not really expected by anyone. The players left out of the tunnel next to our section, but not before singing “The Eyes of Texas” with all of us.

On Sunday, more of Nathan’s family came over and we all had brunch together. His cousin has a little boy with the most amazing hair! Check out these curls…

What a sweet little guy!

Looking for the dog...

We had a great visit and were sad to have to leave. Tomorrow it’s back to work and back to reality. But oh how I loved my short fall escape!

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