For lunch when we were in Omaha last week, we headed to Mid-town Crossing. One definite reason that we went there was to see “Miracle on Farnam Street.” Twenty-one windows up and down the street have been decorated by twenty-one different Omaha charities. You get to look at all of them and pick your favorite. Whichever window gets the most votes will win a $3000 donation courtesy of the Baer Foundation.
That afternoon happened to be bitterly cold – I am not sure that temperatures even made into the teens. My kids were freezing just walking from the parking garages. So, we looked at a few near the restaurant.
I ordered our lunch, then my Mom stayed with the kids while I went around looking at the rest of the windows. My kids would have LOVED seeing them on a warmer day, but I was worried about them being too cold. So, we had to limit our group perusing. If you do go and have your options of days, I would pick a warmer one. (This Wednesday is supposed to be unseasonably warm in Eastern Nebraska!)
Taking pictures through glass definitely limits the photographs. But maybe that is okay. Now you will just have to go see them for yourself. I hope they make this an annual tradition. I loved seeing what all of the groups came up with to visualize the great work that they do across Omaha and Nebraska!
P.S. Tomorrow I will write about where we ate lunch – our food was delicious! Since I do not want to influence your vote, I am leaving a comment as to which one was my favorite rather than including my opinion in the text. You can read it if you want to do so! 🙂