We started our day with a visit to a local quilt store where CL purchased a few pieces of fabric to add to her stash. She has big plans for learning to quilt in her retirement. Everyone else was very patient with her. We all then admired the quilt display on the lower level of the store.
All that fabric shopping made us hungry, so we stopped by Rob's favorite BBQ restaurant, which just happens to be across the street from his office on the campus of University Nebraska Kearney. Nebraska BBQ is quite different from NC BBQ. The meat is smoked and pulled but sauce is added at the table. It is very good and would be the first of many we'd sample on this journey.
We went across the street and had a walking tour of the UNK campus. It is a very attractive campus with lots to offer the students.
We ended our campus visit with a tour of the historic Frank House on the edge of campus. We were both blown away with the beauty of this Victorian house. G. W. Frank built this house in the late 1800s and was ahead of his time with the innovations that he included. It was one of the first houses to be built with electricity and all the woodwork was hand carved.
This is a Tiffany window that was made especially for this house.
At the Trails & Rails Museum there was a free Classic Country concert, which was scheduled in coordination on a traveling Smithsonian exhibit on American Roots Music. The museum included multiple historic prairie buildings and this steam engine.
Performers at the concert, which we thoroughly enjoyed, included Milt Myers, all the way from California, on pedal steel,