Travelogue: Lincoln, Nebraska

Before Lincoln, Nebraska was Lincoln, Nebraska, it was Lancaster, Nebraska.  Then, following President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, the city changed its name to Lincoln.  All of this according to Summer Sidekick.  He and Mrs. Summer Sidekick moved to Lancaster Lincoln a month ago.  It seems as though SSK has found gainful employment in the land of Go Big Red.  And apparently my internship program of which he was a graduate is paying big dividends.  It was very clever of SSK to take a hockey coaching job in the same city where the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team resides.  There is a pretty good chance that if his team gets off to a slow start it might go unnoticed for a little while.  Suffice it to say that the good people of Nebraska are CRAZY about their football team.  So I couldn’t help but feel like I was bad-luck while in attendance for their loss to Texas on Saturday.  I’ve never seen 85,000 people (84,000 dressed in RED) so disgusted.

University of Nebraska, Memorial Stadium, October 16, 2010

But cheer up Nebraska!  Losses are easier to get over when you have eight D’Leon’s to choose from!  And four of those are in Lincoln!  D’Leon’s is a hole-in-the-wall kinda place (I mean that in the good way) that serves Mexican food.

D'Leon's, Lincoln, Nebraska

If the good people of D’Leon’s would venture to North Dakota for location #9 I would ensure the long-term stability of their business.  Based on their Breakfast Burrito alone, (served 24 hours a day) I would be their #1 customer and spokesperson.

Anyway, Lincoln is really nice.  I would call it a “bigger Fargo.”  And I did on several occasions.

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