Mini Stay-cation. Really – 30 minutes.

May 19, 2012


On Saturday Lloyd had a bunch of graduation parties to attend in Lincoln, and I had some things I wanted to get done in Lincoln, so we shared a ride.

“Why didn’t you just go to the parties?” I hear some of you ask, to which I answer, “Social Avoidance Syndrome.” Going to a social event is akin to punishment for me. Uncomfortableness, fidgeting, and the-mumbling-of-stupid-things-followed-by-awkward-silence are the main symptoms of my attending social functions, so I prefer to just not go.

Most of his parties synced up with places I wanted to go (Kohl’s, Southpointe Mall), but one was in the middle of town where there are no stores. It was, however, close to the zoo, which has some gardens all around. We have lived here….. 17 years? and I have never gone here. It was beautiful!

I was only there about a half-hour, but I took a ton of photos.

There were several obelisks. They were sponsored by banks.

I walked through all the roses and flowers. They had several statues and nice benches to relax on. At one of the bench areas I looked over and there was a labyrinth! I walked it.

Brad, we need to go see this.

There is a big fountain thing that looks like buildings with water spewing from the top. Two girls had just ridden their bikes there and looked at me cautiously. I said, “You’re going to put your feet in there, aren’t you? It’s hot today.” What do I care? It’s the cops’ job to keep their feet out.

It was very refreshing.

Walking back I saw a giant bicycle sculpture. Lincoln has art-inspired bicycles all over town, similar to the cows in Chicago, but this one was different. I went over to explore.

The handlebars were taller than me.

Hey! It’s a pic-a-nic spot! With a place for three friends to park their bikes and sit for a spell.

That would be hot on a sunny day. Bring a bandana.

And also to plan their next place to go. This is the tabletop:

I have more photos, but I’ll stop now. This would be a nice spot to visit on a warm (not hot and muggy) spring/summer day. (*cough* Lloyd *cough* hint *cough*)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Mini Stay-cation. Really – 30 minutes.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    We do have to go there some time. Except I’m hardly ever there when it’s not hot and muggy.

    Did you see David Bowie in the labyrinth?


  2. Peggy Said on:

    What a wonderful day! A true Lauren’s day of fun!!!

    The pictures are great too! I say please post away! I’m sure I will never get there….and this way I can pretend I’ve been there.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    PS--I want your shoes.


  4. CousinSam Said on:

    Have you been able to play Diablo3? Should I wait or get in?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Yes, it’s full of addictive goodness. The servers go down an annoyingly large number of times (a non-annoying number would be 0). Aaron’s playing too, but I don’t like to play with other people until I’m done with Normal.


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