This was supposed to be the hottest day of our vacation so we chose to spend our time indoors! Brian had found out about a railroad museum in Council Bluffs and it was free so we headed over there! We didn't realize all the parking would be meters and we had no change so we drove around looking for free parking and trying to scrounge up change. We decided we would put what we had in the meter and then buy a postcard and put that change in the meter (this story does have a point!). We went into the Union Pacific Railroad Museum and immediately N2 went looking for the trains you can ride on. Guess what, this museum has NONE! They went looking for something they could get inside of. Again, NOTHING except for the broken down simulator. We went through this museum in no time flat since there was nothing for them to do! We managed to leave with 45 minutes left on the meter (and we had only put in a dollar so you can figure out how much time we spent there!) Not a good place for kids! This was just a photo op train.
We went to the Omaha Children's Museum and boy let me tell you how crowded that place was and how chaotic it was. That bothered Noah until he found something he really liked-a FIRETRUCK. Then he played on that for half an hour.
We tried a variety of restaurants while we were there but this evening we ate at Galo a Brazilian grill that charges per pound instead of per person. You put food on your plate that you want and then they weigh it. You can go back as much as you want, you just have to get your plate weighed each time. It was yummy but not as good as some of the other Brazilian restaurants I've been to. But I loved the concept of paying for what you eat. N2 did eat some of the chicken drumsticks and some sides.