Even though it may feel like your options are limited, there are still tons of things you can do this weekend in Pottawattamie!
1. Buy your flowers locally and get those flower beds, gardens, or planters filled! Blossoms and Sue’s Country Garden are both located at Oakland and EZ Greenhouse is in Minden with Guyers Greenhouse being the newest addition in Avoca (only open till May 31).
2. Grab some wine! Why not relax this 3-day weekend? And if you are needing an outing, head to the wineries. Prairie Crossing in Treynor and Breezy Hills in Minden are both known for prize-winning wines.
3. The last season of the Farmall-Land USA Museum starts on Saturday! If you haven’t been, it’s implement heaven and it’s your last chance to go. They close in September forever.
4. So the Avoca Library is offering curbside service and the Eckel’s Memorial Library in Oakland is open by appointment. Make your calls and get some reading in on these rainy days!
5. Botna Bend Park in Hancock is a nice shady venue with walking trails and my fave, the buffalo and elk. Definitely something to keep you entertained for an afternoon!
6. Nothing like a golf outing for getting a little exercise, a little frustration, and maybe a few drinks! Check out the Oakland-Riverside Course or Treynor Recreational Area. Neola and Avoca also have courses.
7. Check out the bronze eagles. There’s one in every town in Pott. Co. They are each different and honor the true American heroes: our military. Definitely perfect for this weekend!
8. So if you didn’t see my last blog, it was all about how you can use this weekend to do a cemetery tour and scavenger hunt! Go here to get all the details!
9. We have lots of trails for you to check out! I can’t even name them all! But I recently did one about the Stone Arch Trail in Shelby you might want to read about or Hitchcock is one of the most well-known out in Honey Creek, and it is HUGE! Plus, everything is in bloom!
10. Head to the Nishna Heritage Museum! They are back open for the holiday weekend. You may tour through from 1 to 3pm Saturday, Sunday, or Monday or you can call or text ahead 402.680.8912 for an appointed time if you prefer to be alone.
11. And, of course, here’s your chance to eat your way through the county! I have included a flyer of all the local rural eating establishments and it is updated as of today on what is available for eating in or grabbing and going!
Just when you thought there was nothing to do, there really is! Keep loving where we live, Pott. Co-eds!
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