Chasing Davies: Quick Weekend Getaway to Omaha!

June 22, 2016

Quick Weekend Getaway to Omaha!

Hot Summer Day Outfit Idea

Last weekend, we headed up north to Omaha for a quick weekend away. Some of my husband's family lives in Omaha, so I've been there toooons of times, and especially since having kids, the trip is usually pretty similar each time.  But this time, some of our good friends - a family of four - decided to come with us, which ended up offering a new twist to our typical Omaha trip!  We were able to divide up a bit more, to allow everyone to do what they wanted, and explore new parts of Omaha!  And my husband and the boys... they wanted to head to the College World Series baseball game. 

This allowed for some girl time to hit up the Old Market district (an area of downtown Omaha of restaurants, boutiques, shops and bars all on a cobble road - reminds me of a smaller version of the Kansas City Plaza, if you are local).  We spent more time just wandering around, as they had a Farmer's Market going on that day, too. But we did have a slow brunch, popped into a couple stores and then got the best mani/pedi ever!

This dress (you'll see again, and again) and sandals were the most perfect summer getup for a day of wandering, walking and sweating (it was like 97 degrees, going on 120).

{Outfit Details: Dress, Sandals c/o, Purse}

After wandering - we walked through the best way-more-than-just-candy shop, a cute vintage boutique, stopped by the Farmer's Market for local jerky, grabbed coffee, and had a kid-free brunch!  The highlight of the day, though, was finding The Nail Shop.  

They saw my missed call and texted me, which I loved - and we easily made appointments to come in after brunch. We were just expecting a typical nail salon, but it was way better than that. It was very spa like, the custom-made equipment was all very sanitary and comfortable.  Both during the pedi and mani, they gave the best foot/low leg and hand/forearm massage ever, ever, ever. I can't wait to go back.

the best Omaha Nail Salon downtown

It was a nice trip, because we got to have fun with friends, but also spend quality time with the littles - even the 3 hour car ride each way (though in the moment I don't know if I would have said that!). Since weekends are always too short, that's important!

This mini-trip was also good practice for our bigger family vacation coming up soon!  We'll be road tripping for much longer, so it was good to put some of our tactics to the test. You can see my round up of road trip essentials for happy toddlers/kids here!

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