The 80,000 square foot showroom at Sidney is a reason to take exit the interstate. (After you’ve finished shopping take a detour and drive instead along highway 30—and start discovering the beauty of Nebraska!)So, what can I say, we spent a lot of time browsing and shopping at Cabela’s. As a textile person the thing I couldn’t leave alone was the huge display of camo wear. I now have officially declared myself gaga over what they call 3-D clothing. If they’d had a jacket or pants in my size in their “leafy wear” I’d have come home looking like a tree. I settled instead for camo shooting gloves (and a skirt and sweatshirt…!) which I wore with my dress-up clothes and declared myself “quite fashionable”….! The idea of creating a 3-D fabric is something I want to explore in either a sewn fabric or a woven one. It won’t be camo, something more fitting to my urban environment. Perhaps Kentucky bluegrass, or city concrete…Once a textile person, always a textile person. www.cabelas.com
U.S. Highway 30 was the first paved coast-to-coast highway. Completed in 1935, it travels 3, 073 miles between Atlantic City and Astoria, Oregon. In Nebraska, U.S. 30 is kept completely separate from the parallel I-80, much of the route running along the South Platte and Platte Rivers, meaning you can still travel across the state and really see it—something that doesn’t happen on the interstate. The State of Nebraska has given U.S. 30 the designation of Lincoln Highway Scenic and Historic Byway. Recommended.