Presidents day weekend is always a time for me and Katy to disappear somewhere for a mini-vacation. In the past we have been visiting different national parks around the country. This year we decided to something a little different and stay a little closer to home. While it may not be the most exciting vacation we have ever taken, there were definitely some interesting things to do and see in Omaha, NE. Just West of Omaha, and just off of I-80 on the South side, rests a quaint, simple chapel. It’s the kind of architecture that ,during the day, becomes a part of its surroundings before one has a chance to even notice they have passed it, and at night becomes a glowing lighthouse on the prairie. I was lucky enough to be able to experience it through overcast, sunny, and twilight. It really is amazing how your impression of a place can be drastically altered by the proper light. I think you will find that this place is made only more beautiful by the different light that passes through or eminates from it.
Just East of Kansas City spreading across hundreds of acres on the rolling plains, sits Powell Gardens. George Powell, Sr. acquired the large tract of land in 1948, and it was used for numerous purposes until 1988 when it officially beacame Powell Gardens, Inc. There are nature trails and classes open year -round. There is also a chapel which was designed by Fay Jones that hosts weddings and other events. Here are just a few highlights from a gorgeous fall day.