Nebraska

Omaha’s The Old Market

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Under a beautiful night sky filled with the mixed clouds of converging fronts, Austin and I met up with an old friend and toured the vibrant Omaha downtown known as The Old Market.  After steak dinners and local brew at Upstream Brewing Company, we walked about and then found the unique and fun Hollywood Candy store, an old-fashioned candy and antique basement store.  The night ended with a cruise downtown enjoying the wonderful architecture of the city.

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It’s a world of trees!

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Spending the night in Nebraska City, Nebraska.  We are just next to the Missouri River and the Arbor Day Farm!

Arbor Day Farm Lodge, Photo Credit: www.ArborDayFarm.org
Arbor Day Farm Lodge, Photo Credit: http://www.ArborDayFarm.org

Checking in!

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Okay, so I made it two months sans the blogging. Not very long, but long enough to separate myself from the daily feeling that I just had to check my email and blogs and Twitter every single day. What a great feeling!

The two months have not gone without my being busy though. I traveled to Nevada/California for my niece’s wedding to her beautiful partner Alyssa. I even took the Amtrak train round-trip from Indy to Reno and got to see some great views along the Colorado River, and the most beautiful sunrise over the mountains at one of my old hometown’s in Nevada.  Of course, there was flooding in Nebraska and that spoiled my transportation to GA (train took too long plus rerouting that made me miss my ride) but I wouldn’t have missed the wedding for the world!

Butterfly feeding on a late blooming lily at the edge of my woods.  (Note the poison ivy nearby!)
Butterfly feeding on a late blooming lily at the edge of my woods. (Note the poison ivy nearby!)

Family things happened, some good like above, but some not so good and I had to make a trip to Northeast Ohio for a funeral.  But, as life is, that same week I went to an ultrasound for an expected grandbaby in November.

Got to spend a few nights at an Alpaca Farm, really!  A Bed & Breakfast with three dogs that adopted us, one at all times and the other two mainly when breakfast arrived each morning. 😉

Spent lots and lots of hours playing in my gardens with flowers literally everywhere and may apples and pawpaws growing.  Deer in the yard everyday, squirrels and a full moon spotting of a beautiful red fox in the driveway.  Summer has been good.

So now I settle a bit because I have a new part-time job teaching English for the school year.  I’m taking graduate courses and of course I’m still volunteering with the Master Gardeners, and I’m working to start a local UU group in my nearest town.

The only way to live is moving forward!