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2019 Nebraska Passport Stories

“Hungry Yogis”

“Stopped into The Mixing Bowl for a unique dinning experience on the way to cheer on the Huskers in Boulder. The game didn’t go the way we wanted but the restaurant was above and beyond expectations.”

“All 70 Stops”

Thank you Nebraska Passport. These 70 stops showed me Mother Nature’s beauty with stops at Smith Falls, Scott’s Bluff National Monument, and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Then we saw her destruction with the Missouri River floodwaters in Nebraska City, Brownville, and the many washed out roads as we traveled near Clarkson. The food along the way were some hidden gems at The Mixing Bowl, Sehnert’s Bakery and Bieroc Cafe and the ice cream at Staab’s Drive Inn. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next year.

“Independence Day In Western Nebraska”

Each July 4th we head to Lake McConaughy and enjoy the holiday with our friends. We always take this opportunity to hit the Passport locations out west. We enjoyed visiting some old favorites who are back on the tour, the new gems discovered, and a couple from past years like Gibbon Honey Farms. The chocolate malt at Staab’s really hit the spot, but the epicurean delight of the weekend was the Chili Relleno Grilled Cheese from The Mixing Bowl, the perfect sandwich prior to the ride up to Agate Fossil Beds and parts north!

“Panhandle Fun”

We had a full but fun day of exploring around the Scottsbluff area. We started with a stop at Lake Minatare. The lake is full, but beautiful. If you’re able to, I recommend climbing to the top of the lighthouse for some great lake views. Next we enjoyed more beautiful views at Scottsbluff National Monument. We took some time to hike around and explore, giving us several different vantage points to check out the scenery and views of the valley. We had lunch at The Mixing Bowl Cafe in Gering and were not disappointed! Friendly customer service, unique and tasty food, and yummy pastries with a German flare all made the experience wonderful. We finished our day at the Bayard Depot Museum where many fascinating relics were on display. My favorite was a cookie from 1890, coincidentally made by the grandfather of a relative through marriage. Now that’s one tough cookie! The scenery in the panhandle is gorgeous. Some of the state’s best kept secrets.