Smarties of Nebraska


Smarties of Nebraska

Group of smart owners from Nebraska who like to meet and watch people stare

Location: Omaha, NE
Members: 26
Latest Activity: May 10, 2012

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Test Drive Events

Started by Christina Kadlec Mar 31, 2010. 0 Replies

Meet and Greet

Started by Abbe Stewart. Last reply by Joel Hovdenes Sep 9, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Forest on May 10, 2012 at 3:19pm

Well this is looking very quiet around here,  For those of you who havent heard, We are around 1 month away from the 2012 Midwest rally in Red Wing MN,  It is almost in WI

Details here and here

Word is we will have folks coming in from Oregon

Comment by Abbe Stewart on May 14, 2011 at 6:22pm
Meeting at Misty's in Lincoln.  4:00 Saturday May 21st. Hope you can make it.  RSVP
Comment by Forest on October 29, 2010 at 12:26pm
Back to the Dells is up on this sites Calendar.

Book your vacation time now for June and join us for this great gathering of smarts. RSVP even if its just a maybe.

Never to early to book your hotels and plan the caravan
Comment by Abbe Stewart on September 27, 2010 at 8:12pm
The group is meeting at Culvers on 120th and MIami at 7:00 on September 30th. Hope to see everyone there,
Comment by smart center La Vista on September 27, 2010 at 6:21pm
Would there be any interest in attending a low key "coffee shop" type event at the dealership? I'm thinking live music and tasty beverages, maybe some snacks...let me know if you would be interested. What day would work best for you?
Comment by Joel Hovdenes on September 27, 2010 at 4:26pm
Are we doing Sonic this Thursday (9/30)?
Comment by Abbe Stewart on July 23, 2010 at 9:19pm
Bridges of Madison County September tour
About 170 years ago my Great grandfather emigrated from Germany and started a farm in central Iowa. About ten years back a writer wrote a sappy best seller about a hunky photographer seducing a bored farm wife, and Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep made it into a hit chick flick. Since then the sleepy little farm town of Winterset hasn't been the same.

My Dad's farmer cousin was proud of the covered bridges, and we'd go out to visit a few on occasion. A modest little house in town would be pointed out as being the birthplace of Marion Morrison (later famous as John Wayne) ... but it wasn't even marked back then!

The big attraction was the farm itself with all it's BIG tractors and impressive equipment and all the animals. And Aunt Fern would lay out such a meal of pot roast, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob ... everything raised on the farm, and just a typical meal!

Well, today the tiny "Wayne House" is now a museum, and the town square is full of antique and local interest shops (shoppes?) and dozens of attractions. Only an easy 2 1/2 hour meander from Kansas City (and close enough for St. Louis, Omaha, Wichita, MN, IL and of course IA smart folks to join us. We plan on meeting for a late Sunday morning guided tour of the bridges followed by one of those memorable family style farm meals, lovingly put together just for us by friends and family.

This will be a flexible event. All the group activities will be Sunday, and an easy drive to (up US 169 in convoy?) and from (save time return on I35) in one day for most. But if you want to spend more time, come up Saturday and relax in the heartland. There are affordable motels, some quaint and wonderful B&Bs, and stick to your ribs food that inspired Betty Crocker.

Among the nearby attractions are the recently famous "Covered Bridges of Madison County", the Winterset museum, John Wayne's birthplace museum, the well publicized "Patriotic Rock", an antique car collection and the Iowa Aviation Museums, a 26-acre dried flower farm, the Henry A. Wallace homestead and native wildflower and prairie preserve, the Penn Avenue Wedding Chapel, a beautifully restored, century-old church, plus numerous antique shops, tea rooms, country style restaurants, historic working farms and much more. Will elaborate later.

respond if in any way interested. I'll be developing and adding more info. Based on interest, will negotiate group rates at motel and/or a B&B. at or 816-943-0060.

Working date is the September 18-19 weekend.

Cheers, Bob in KCMO
Comment by Rae Osenbaugh on July 23, 2010 at 11:27am
Good morning! My Little Smart made the Grand Island paper today. Here's a link to the article:
Sure wish we were closer to Omaha so we could visit some of you! If you're ever in our area, be sure to give me a head's up--may-be we could do lunch or something!
While you at it, my car has it's own blog, too:
Come see us sometime! -Rae & John
Comment by Abbe Stewart on July 15, 2010 at 9:34pm
Omasmart Brunch
Saturday, August 28th 11:30
Summer Kitchen Café
12010 Giles Road LaVista, NE

Come join us for brunch at the Summer Kitchen. Meet other local smart enthusiasts. After brunch feel free to go down the street to Performance Smart and see what Smart Expressions is all about.

The restaurant needs a head count in advance so they can set up for us.

Please RSVP to Abbe Stewart at or 402-203-0721 by Friday August 27th.
Comment by Christina Kadlec on June 17, 2010 at 1:55pm
We are excited to announce that the smart USA street tour is cruising into the Des Moines & Omaha area! If you’ve been curious about smart, this is your perfect opportunity to take a spin and discover more about these unique cars! Plus you’ll have a chance to indulge in refreshments like Ted & Wally’s ice cream or 7Up beverages!

The event team rolls into the Des Moines area this Saturday and Sunday. They will be in downtown Omaha on Monday and Tuesday - just in time for the College World Series! Check the locations and times below to find a tour stop that works best for you, or visit for more information.

Saturday 6/19
Dahl’s Foods, 5440 NW 86th Street, Johnston, IA 50131
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Visit 7Up for refreshments!

Sunday 6/20
Hy-Vee, 2540 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA
12 noon – 4 p.m.
*Visit 7Up for refreshments!

Monday 6/21 & Tuesday 6/22
Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream, 1120 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE‎
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*What could be better! One-of-a-kind ice cream and a one-of-a-kind car!

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