“I am standing here in the middle of this field, and all I see is this grass, and sky, and it is effortless to breath.” – Source Unknown
There is still a classic case of misrepresentation, rather a state of misconception happening with regard to the great state of Nebraska where I live. Just ask my new neighbors in Dundee Omaha! This blog post is for them and you to get an idea of just how Nebraska is such a state of diverse, exquisite beauty and wide-open spaces!
From east to west, I am and always will be a huge fan of the Husker State! And, rightfully so. I am a lifelong Nebraskan with roots that stem to Irish-German prairie pioneer immigrants. My great-great-great-great grandfather was a Union Army Veteran of the Civil War who settled in Nebraska when it was a territory. In fact, our 150 year-old southeastern Nebraska farm he established remains in the family today along with its restored native grassland acres!
I love it here, I really do! In all seriousness, I could not imagine living anywhere else. The vast array of natural resources, communities, people, seasons, sunrises, sunsets, and even the ever-changing weather conditions are what I genuinely enjoy and treasure.
I am always quick to defend Nebraska which some label as “flat, boring farmland laced with telephone poles” or the “snooze state” or “the flyover state.” One of the major misconceptions lies in what Nebraska possesses for scenery, travel and outdoor recreation. The trouble is folks need to get off the main drags and onto the gravel, sand and one-lane black top roads to really explore what the state has to offer.
This state has so many beautiful natural places. As well-traveled as I am, it seems I discover new ones each year.
The array of fish to catch in Nebraska is also a lure for me (like the pun?). Did you know Nebraska has year-round, spring-fed, clear, cold water trout streams in the northwestern region’s Pine Ridge area with public access for fishing?
If you know me, you know I am passionate about rivers, especially our Nebraska rivers/water trails. There’s enjoying a leisurely summer float trip on one of Nebraska’s 24,000 miles of rivers, streams and canals.
Too many people continue to think Nebraska is just flat land with nothing going for it whatsoever. So, let’s travel back to northwestern Nebraska’s Pine Ridge area. Ever been there?
Or, better yet, watch the short video below and I believe it will completely convince you that Nebraska has such variance and beauty. I encourage you and your family to Visit Nebraska. Visit Nice. Enjoy the good life we have ‘outdoors’ this summer! It will be time well spent!