I'm happy to report that the trip to Nebraska was a total success.
I was able to have some great discussions with some friends and colleagues (Mathematicians, of course!), I enjoyed a couple days with family, and my little girl was fantastic on all four plane rides.
It is a little frustrating to come back from sunny, warm, quiet, safe, Nebraska to a report of an armed robbery a block from our apartment:
But, I'm very happy to be home, and even more inspired to get some research done.
Here's my "little" brother and me, with our respective offspring, after a full day at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. If you ever have the good fortune to find yourself in Nebraska, I highly recommend you check out the zoo... but maybe not on Labor Day weekend.