2008 Midwest USA travel blog

One of the Bison at Wildlife Safari

Some of the elk at Wildlife Safari

A Pronghorn at Wildlife Safari

CWS statue in front of Rosenblatt

The rain has stopped, let Game 12 begin!


Doris and I went to the Wildlife Safari Park about 20 miles outside of Omaha on Friday. It is a large conservation area for some of the animals of the American West, most notably the Bison, Pronghorn Antelope, Grey Wolf, Elk, and Black Bear. The bison, elk, and pronghorn roam free in very large pastures and you drive thrugh it all. It is part of the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and they use it to rotate stock between the zoo and the Wildlife Safari so that the animals get a taste of freedom occasionally. Doris had gone to the zoo a few days earlier while I attended one of the baseball games and really enjoyed it. The dome you see when they broadcast the CWS contains a desert environment. No pictures of the zoo as I had the camera - sorry!

Afternoon storms have made the game on Thursday night postponed to Friday and then the Friday game delayed for almost two hours, then again Saturday night, the start was delayed for an hour.

We attended Game 14 (Game 13 wasn't necessary) last night (the weather was perfect for a change) and watched the Fresno State Bulldogs beat the Tarheels of North Carolina and qualify to meet Georgia in the best two of three Championship Series that starts tonight. We were able to get tickets for Games one and two of the Championship Series. If it goes three games, we will be on the prowl again for tickets to the last one. Finding tickets to sold-out games has been a real learning experience that has made my dream come true of attending these games even more memorable.

We plan on leaving Omaha on Thursday and spending four nights by the Lewis and Clark Lake on the Nebraska/South Dakota border.

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