Category Archives: woodworking

The Gateway to Junkstock

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I’ve been a lot of places in my life.  Even though I’ve done two tours as a resident of Sioux Falls, SD, I have NEVER made the three hour trip to Omaha, NE.  That factoid falls this evening.  Joan and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with a 3-day weekend to the Gateway To The West.

Among our stops:  Junkstock .  www.junkstock.com  Now, before you jump on me, we had decided on the trip to Omaha BEFORE I learned  that 3 Days of Peace Love and Junk is happening this weekend.  Must have been meant to be.  Joan’s free pick is the zoo, which I hear is looking good.  We’ll have lots of time for other things, and this is where you come in: I  am looking for recommendations on restaurants, used LP record/music stores, best places to find interesting old stuff, best attractions, especially those one might not find in the travel literature.

Please reply with your top picks, and forward/share to your friends who might know Omaha well.  Thanks, and we’ll report from the field.  Literally, the field.  Ta Ta!

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If I Had A Hammer

While in Alexandria last week I ran into this gent outside his senior living apartment.  He spends a lot of time on his very nice bicycle…enough time that he needed saddle bags.  He built these of wood because “the fancy nylon bad were just too expensive.”  While slightly heavy, if I had a choice between nylon and these wooden hand-crafted beauties I’d go with the wood!