OMAHA -- Carter Frey is the boy in the new Nebraska tourism ads who provides the analogy to describe Nebraska: That odd kid who didn't say much in school, slightly peculiar maybe. But when you took the time to get to know him, turned out he was pretty interesting.
Out-of-staters who consider Nebraska nothing more than a fly-over state will be asked beginning Monday to consider a different view — the view of the more than half a million sandhill cranes who see it as a destination location.
If — let's just say when — Nebraska state senators and Gov. Pete Ricketts sign off, fans of the state of Nebraska will be able to buy and wear "not for everyone" T-shirts, buy and drink from "not for everyone" coffee mugs.
In April, the Nebraska Tourism Commission launched its tongue-in-cheek state promotion to nearby Colorado, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas and Minnesota, letting them know Nebraska is not all things to all people.