Friday, August 03, 2007

Greetings from Nebraska

Known for cornfields and also known for being part of Tornado alley. We hit a bit of weather on our first day of driving - check out the video to see some dramatic skies! We were so happy to get to visit Prairie Oasis once again. I did a website for them after our first stay in 2004 and so we've kept in touch. David, the owner, makes his own wine. That's always a treat we look forward to when we visit. And, I just love hearing about all the good feedback he gets on his website! It was actually cool enough (below 70!) to open the windows overnight - another treat. Since we were last there, they built a storm shelter. I've never seen a tornado, and I hope to keep it that way, but it gave me a comfort feeling to know that shelter was right there. When we got back on Highway 80, we had an easy day planned - about 180 miles. So, when we saw the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, we decided to stop this time. We're so glad we did! It's really quite a remarkable exhibit, with life-size models that make you feel you were there. See more photos on the Picasa Web Album.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I meant to comment yesterday when I saw you had visited the Truman Library. I have been listening to David McCullough's biography of Truman. It's wonderful. He got a Pulitzer for it, I think. If you get a chance, you should either read the book or listen to the audiobook. Truman was one amazing human being. Dubya should take lessons.