Grandkids are great! I spent this morning in full blown Grandpa mode, having fun with my four grandkids from Wichita. They are here because their mom (my daughter) was enjoying a banquet that was being held at UNL in honor of one of her best friends who had also graduated from UNL (neither of them could believe that they had been out of college this long.) Following blueberry pancakes (which I am pretty good at making, if I may say so myself), we went to Oxbow to see the animals, and then to the Henry Doorly Zoo Wildlife Safari, which is just a few miles from Oxbow. It is a sprawling collection of different animals and birds native to the Great Plains. We were lucky to see every species that is claimed on the brochure, including bison, elk, deer, eagles, hawks, bobcats, wolves, bear, and numerous birds. The kids had a great time and grandpa was pooped.