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Douglas County

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day77

    Der Missouri

    October 25, 2017 in the United States

    Hier gibt es tatsächlich eine Fußgänger- und Radbrücke über den Missouri. Der Fluß markiert die Grenze zwischen Nebraska und Iowa und gleichzeitig zwischen dem wilden Westen und dem zahmen Osten des Landes.

  • Day77

    Dan und Elly

    October 25, 2017 in the United States

    In Omaha habe ich eine Einladung von Dan und Elly. Wegen des Rückenwindes treffe ich so frühzeitig ein, daß beide noch auf der Arbeit sind.
    Dan gibt mir telefonisch den Code für die Tür, aber ich warte doch lieber draußen. Bald trifft er ein und wir plaudern angeregt über das Radfahren, seine Zeit als Austauschschüler in Deutschland und die amerikanischen Präsidenten der letzten 40 Jahre. Abends gibt's lecker Spaghetti und Rotwein mit der ganzen Familie.
    Ich genieße den Abend sehr, denn ich habe seit über zwei Wochen kein längeres Gespräch mehr mit irgendjemanden geführt.
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  • Day76

    Nach Omaha

    October 24, 2017 in the United States

    Ich nähere mich Omaha, der größten Stadt, seit ich Vancouver verlassen habe. Im Umland Farmen und hübsche Landhäuser unter großen Bäumen und kleine Landstraßen. Fast glaube ich, im Münsterland zu sein.
    Dazu ein böiger, kräfttiger Rückenwind, der mich in nullkommanix in die Stadt trägt.

  • Day14

    Berkshire Hathaway, Day 1

    May 4 in the United States

    The meeting is held at the Convention Center downtown, and the first day is a expo of many of the companies that are owned by Berkshire Hathaway. They set up amazing displays and have storefronts where you can browse and shop. Some of the companies represented are See’s Candies, Borsheim’s, Justin Boots, NetJets, DQ, Fruit of the Loom, Dynamax, BNSF, and more than I can remember! It got us both very excited to see the main event tomorrow!!Read more

  • Day14

    Two Rivers Rec Area, Waterloo

    May 4 in the United States

    After a 400+ mile drive yesterday, we pulled in after dark last night and settled in. We get to stay here for three nights while we attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. It is truly a sight to see: 40,000 people descending on Omaha for the weekend!

    Our campground is a charming park and our site is nearly on the Platte River. We had a great time sleeping in and getting some sun before heading into the city. The campground is surrounded by farmlands and cute barns and country homes.Read more

  • Day15

    Berkshire Hathaway, getting there

    May 5 in the United States

    We woke up EARLY to get to the CenturyLink Center in Omaha to get into the meeting. First time I’ve seen a sunrise in quite a while. The meeting starts at 8:30 so we arrived a few minutes before 7 to get in line. Evidently thousands of people had the same idea because the line snaked all the way around the entire building and had doubled back on itself by the time we found the end. It took us about an hour of waiting in line before we made it through the front doors, and we entertained ourselves by watching the frantic people behind us and the heavily armed police holding semi-automatic rifles. I feel like we’re going to some popular rock concert!

    Evidently there isn’t a space large enough to seat the 40,000 people in attendance, so the latecomers are directed to a secondary room where they watch the presentation on TVs. We wanted to be in the main room (which is a huge arena for sports events and concerts) so we jogged around trying different sections with no luck. Finally we jogged up to the nosebleed seats and snagged the last two seats in the section. We felt lucky to find them!
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  • Day15

    Berkshire Hathaway, main event

    May 5 in the United States

    At 8:30 the meeting started off with a custom video featuring Warren Buffett and a bunch of stars (Schwarzenegger, Floyd Meriweather, A-Rod). They showed a hilarious sped-up video showing Charlie Munger spending nearly 3 minutes trying to open a box of peanut brittle at a previous meeting, and it was entertaining to see how neither Buffett nor Munger take themselves seriously.

    A little after 9 the meeting commenced with a brief introduction from Buffett and then a question and answer session coming from shareholders (the audience) and analysts. It was pretty cool to get an insight into how both of these brilliant men think and act. We both especially enjoyed Munger’s sense of humor delivered with witty zingers (e.g. “the man clearly doesn’t understand his own profession” directed at someone asking a dumb question).

    The question and answer session went on for about six hours with a one hour break for lunch. We were disgusted to see how many people were disrespectful during the meeting: playing on their cell phones while sitting in the most coveted seats, chit chatting with their neighbors during the presentation, etc. People have no manners!
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  • Day15

    Wrapping up the day

    May 5 in the United States

    After the meeting we went back out to the Expo Center to do a little sight-seeing and shopping. The deals were killer so we had to buy some See’s candies and look at the awesome BNSF railway display complete with running train and little models of all the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.

    After the meeting we drove past TD Ameritrade Park (where the College Baseball World Series is held) and then went over the border to Iowa to get some much needed refreshments: Dairy Queen blizzards (another Berkshire-owned company). On the way back for the night we drove past Kiewit Plaza, where Berkshire-Hathaway has its office. What a whirlwind of a day!!!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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