688. Papillion, Sarpy County (NE12)

Ummm…  Yeah.  NO.

I was confused at first if this was the place, but the District Court is on the back side of the building, the flagpole is here, and it shares a parking lot with a lot of the other county service locations, so this must be the place.  Believe me when I tell you that this is still the least bad face.  Not the worst courthouse, but definitely in a race towards the bottom of the list.

As we all know, I don’t like caches on private property.  There were a couple of reasons I made an exception in this case.  The first was that it was placed by the CO in honor of her children in the military, two in the Army and one in the Navy.  While I often (and shall continue to) question how the American government employs the military and the hero worship that has grown up around service, being ex-Army, I understand that it is not always an easy or simple thing to serve.  In that light, I took a moment to offer a heartfelt HOOAH to the Army and thank the Navy for giving us rides! 

The other reason for the exception was that this key box was a few blocks away up the street.  Normally, I would leave something like this for an appropriately timed dramatic reveal, but there is little dramatic about it in this case.  I hold in my hand the informal version of the Nebraska 93 County Challenge.  I must admit that it was a bit disappointing.  The way it was placed, I was amazed that it hadn’t been muggled multiple times already.  There is a more formal logbook that can be signed once the challenge is completed, but you have to make arrangements to have an Event to sign it, and I don’t know when (or even if) I’ll be near here when I finally finish the state, and I don’t know if I’ll want to come back here anyway.  When the time comes, I’ll make that decision, but until then, I’m covered no matter which way I decide.  With that accomplished, I set off for a short drive to somewhere that had been on my mind since I was all the way back in Sidney.  I passed through the suburbs and entered the city limits of…

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