Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mini-Vacation: Bus Trip to Brownville

Today my hubby and I took a mini-vacation—a one-day bus trip to Brownville, NE, 75 miles southeast of our home town of Lincoln, NE.  The trip was sponsored by one of our local quilt shops, The Quilted Kitty ( 


Brownville is Nebraska's oldest town, tucked away in the scenic southeast corner of the State.  It is a quaint little place that time forgot, but artisans rediscovered.  It hosts 4 bookstores,  gift shops, a broom shop, jewelry studio, bound journal and stationery store, museums, art galleries, a winery, an ice cream shop, and a quilt shop!  It's authentic riverboat hotel was closed due to flooding on the Missouri River.


Brownville also sponsors an Old Time Autumn & Quilt Show (October 8-9), and Paint Brownville Autumn Plein Aire Art Event (October 6-9).  ( I immediately thought of my blog friend, Sonya, when I read about the plein aire event! Check out her beautiful blog at: )


The weather was beautiful.  The time away was good for the soul. 



LeAnn aka  pasqueflower


  1. I love day trips... and I especially love quaint, historic little towns! Looks like a great time! :)

  2. lovely photos! really enjoyed seeing them and follwing along. makes me want to go on a day trip. :)

  3. What a great little town! I love little communities like this - usually close-knit, lots of artisans and local businesses, and lots of activities going on, like the plein air event.

    And thank you for the mention; that was very thoughtful! :)