Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sights from Sidney

This town may be small, but it has some neat places that I thought I'd share with you! This first pic is from the downtown area. This is my favorite place! It's a coffee shop that's connected to a book store. Heaven!!! Personally, I like the coffee at the other coffee shop better (and by coffee, I mean latte), but the ambiance is so nice at this one that I go here instead. This is where I hung out a couple of times before I got our new wireless modem!



This is the Catholic church. I am such a sucker for a beautiful church and this does not disappoint!




This is a house I'm in love with. I'm so glad someone didn't come tearing out of it asking why I was taking pictures of their house! Trust me, it looks much better without the truck and fifth wheel sitting in front of it.



Have any of you heard of the store called Cabela's? Well, I had not until I moved here, but it's basically like a Bass Pro Shop. And the very first Cabela's is here in Sidney, along with their corporate office. I think that store is the reason why this little town is so well-kept. There are so many big, nice houses here, I told Greg that I was pretty sure there are some big money people here. He didn't believe me. I even wondered aloud if the CEO of the company lived here in little ole' Sidney. Since day one, this building has intrigued me:



Beautiful, isn't it? Today at Pilates class I finally remembered to ask my instructor if she knew what it was. I wasn't sure if it was someones home or a business, or what. She told me that the founders of Cabela's live there. She said that they travel to Africa a lot and that the home is actually five stories tall. Three of the stories are underground. Apparently they have a full size replica of a giraffe in there. So, I was right! There is big money in this town! I would kill for a chance to walk through it!

Now, technically this isn't Sidney, but it is pretty cool that we were able to take our bike past the state line! Like our new pipes?




This is the windfarm that is across the street from the farm that Greg works at. We're no longer in Nebraska, this is Peetz, Colorado. And this picture was taken as we drove up to Greeley, CO last weekend. A huge storm was coming and let me tell ya, I was scared to death! We were under a tornado watch and literally Greg and I made a game plan in case we had to pull over and run to a ditch for shelter. Not the way I like to spend my Friday evenings! And speaking of storms...it has stormed every evening since we arrived here three weeks ago. Apparently this part of the state has been in a drought for the past ten years and their prayers have finally been answered. Nice, but I don't like going to bed every night under a tornado watch when I live in a fifth wheel.



Once we arrived in Greeley, we stayed the night at one of Greg's co-workers house. He has alpaca's! They chased our dog around which was hilarious. Here's a picture of one of them!



I thought I'd share some pics of my new "home". Too bad I never took any pictures of Lamar, but it looks like I'll be able to because apparently we are moving back there next weekend! Hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

9 comments:

PennyCandy said...

Wow that wasn't a long stint at all. You really just got "settled" in. I enjoyed the pictures. Have a wonderful 4th of July.

Doohickie said...

Wow.... those are some great pictures. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing. Wow, yes, you just got settled and now 'on the road again'!
Love, Aunt .e

HeidiTri's said...

I love the photos-it looks like a cool place to be.

Justin and Jenn said...

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Sheila said...

Awww, I want an alpaca. Think I can talk Andy into it? Does look like a fun town to bein. Wish we could visit but looks like there isn't time. : (
Might have to try to get up to Lamar before james starts school.

mom to 3 boys! said...

What a nice little town! My husband would live at Cabela's! That wasn't long at all there but at least you got your newbie kit, be sure and check those out in Lamar when you get back there!

Talbott Photography said...

That church is amazing...and so is the picture! What kind of camera did you ever buy?

Felicia said...

Jess, I bought a Canon Power Shot...I don't know the numbers on it, but I am loving it!!! It's way better than my last point and shoot!