Omaha was our other Nebraska stop -- and it provided a focus on catching up with family and friends. John hasn't been to Omaha for 20-plus years, so everyone was keen to see his face once again. A nice bonus was having a cousin, Jean, and her family drive down from Minnesota. We didn't do anything touristic and John was thrilled to be able to have his first pair of SAS shoes in 15 years. He swears they are the most comfortable shoes in the world -- and now he is ready for Africa.
Of course, we caught up with dear Dodger -- the biggest cat in Omaha. Dodger weighs 26 pounds (about 12 kilos) and that's after being on a diet. Here's Dodger with Patrick and with my shoes.