When we left Belleville, Kansas, this morning we knew we were packing a lot into one day. Beautiful weather was with us. Our drive to Lincoln, Nebraska took about 2-1/2 hours. We spent a good portion of the drive on U.S. highways through rolling hills dotted with ponds and lakes. Very little traffic was moving about on those roads mid-day.
In Lincoln, we started the walk at 9:45 a.m. in 81-degree heat. Lincoln impressed us with murals, art, the Capitol building, a beautiful university, and lovely neighborhoods.
|A colorful mural near the walk start point|
|We headed a short distance on their river walk trail|
|"Groundwater Colossus," by James Tyler (2012)|
|Our first view of the Capitol|
|A courtyard fountain|
|University of Nebraska State Museum|
|Okay, I thought these were cool.|
|Sculpture garden outside Sheldon Museum of Art-|
University of Nebraska Campus
|This caboose is part of a restaurant|
|Trendy eating establishment|
|Example of vertical addition|
|Entry to park|
|"Iron Horse Legacy," by Jay Tachetter|
Our walk was derailed (pun intended) by a number of blocks when our intrepid leader (Susan M.) missed a turn. We soon got back on track and continued through downtown Lincoln.
It was 11:00 a.m. and we were getting hungry. The receptionist in the University's Sheldon Museum of Art recommended that we have lunch at Billy's near the capital. On our way there, we saw this...
|Emergency Donut Vehicle|
Also on the way to Billy's, we saw a "Lute Bulb," by Greg Holdren. You don't really "get it" until you see the back of the sculpture. This was some kind of art challenge or something in 2015 called "Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse 2015."
|See how it looks like a|
light bulb from the back?
|Billy's (where we DIDN'T eat lunch)|