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... a long day! Both performances went really well and the kids had a blast, so that makes it worth it! The festival is a week-long conference held at the University of Nebraska. Kids stay in dorms. Official chaperones also stay in dorms. Yes, we're talking the traditional bathroom down the hall kind of dorms. Thankfully, they have separate housing for the "support staff," the folks that are ...
This morning we visited the Homestead National Monument of America. The Homestead Act of 1862 offered free land (160 acres) for anyone willing to live on it, farm it, and build a home. Through this Act, the government gave away 270 million acres of land. Of that, only about 40%252525 of the folks actually received the title for the land - which required 5 years of "homesteading." The NPS site is at the location of one of the very first parcels given away through this ...
Our day started with a quick walk through Cabella's; we think the article about Cabella's being the main tourist attraction in Nebraska was highly exaggerated! It was windy today so Jim did all the driving, starting with 100 miles to breakfast which we enjoyed at a rest stop along the highway. Today we developed an appreciation for the journey ...
Then went for dinner in The Watering Hole. It turned out to be a little too close for comfort as during our meal the skies absolutely opened and tipped up to 5" of rain in the space of about an hour. Fantastic lightning shows. The poor restaurant owner had to pump out his basement so had ...
It was a "two-fer" day for home and garden shows in east-central Nebraska!
First, I visited Aurora's show. It was great of my local supporters to set up a Dinsdale booth that distributed a lot of our literature, and gave me a chance to talk with many Nebraskans.
Then we traveled to the Nebraska Builders home show in Lincoln at the Event Center, and talked about the issues with many more voters.
To cap off a great ...
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