Monday, April 15, 2013
Wonderful AASH in Omaha
On Friday, we were at our school, Duchesne Academy, for the morning panels and talks and a lovely lunch; the afternoon had tours of Omaha past or present. I chose Omaha past and loved seeing the lovely old homes, the cemetery where many of our Religious are buried, and the museum where Union Station was once and now has all sorts of exhibits. Friday night we had the "at home" dinners where different alums host us in their homes. Each takes a certain number and opens her home for the evening. We had a delicious catered dinner where I was and the evening was full of good food and conversation in beautiful surroundings.
I was staying in the house where our Religious live in Omaha and they were so hospitable and made sure we had rides to and from the hotel and events. Saturday we had a gorgeous Mass at the Cathedral and the giving of awards followed by lunch at the hotel and then another tour. I was going on it but wanted to be able to go to another Mass at five on Saturday as I was flying home to Miami on Sunday and it takes a long time as we went to Houston and then to Miami. Saturday night we had a banquet at the zoo!! We walked through a marvelous display of all sorts of fish, live, lively penguins, and other sea life and as we strolled past a bar, one picked up a drink and then kept meeting waiters with tempting appetizers so it was an interesting walk through these inside exhibits before reaching our beautiful dining room. I guess that is enough for today. I am glad to be home but loved the trip.