Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nebraska Day One

Dinner in York...my view wasn't the paper tonight...but you'll understand as you read more...

Hay is being rolled about now, so we saw a BUNCH of this...

This was my view at lunch...we stopped in North Platte...My dear hubby loves to read the paper...well...it wasn't quite that bad...but he did read it on the table...:)

Corn Fields are EVERYWHERE!! Here it hasn't been harvested yet...My son's very first job here in York was detassling...His job was to go out and pull the tassles off the corn so it could be harvested...He was in middle school and just begged me to let him do this...He would leave before dawn and come home sometime after noon muddy from head to tow...But had the biggest grin on his face! I survived that summer...and then the next year my daughter wanted to do it...We had a very messy summer that year!! Good memories!

This is our view outside our hotel...Yep...more corn fields!!

Here we are in our hotel in York Nebraska. York holds SO many wonderful memories for me as it is the college I went back to as an adult to get my art education degree. York College is a small christian college here in the town of York which is about 8,000 strong...More about York tomorrow...I decided to come here as a single mom so my kids could have a safe place to live while I got my degree...

Today was our drive to York on the way to Omaha to see my daughter and mom. So, I thought I'd give you a sampling of what we saw on the way...:_ I didn't show you the pics I took of the thousands of trucks on the road...thought you would rather see the corn and hay!

Tonight at dinner we ate at a place called Chances R. It is a beautiful little restaurant in town that had a back lounge area with a fireplace that I used to go to while in school and sit by the fire to do my homework while my kids were in school...I'd get my ice tea and just sit...It was wonderful...Back then I was single and the men would try to stop by and visit (word gets around in a small town, so they all knew I was fresh meat from Denver)...but I was so serious about getting my degree and busy with two other part time jobs and raising my kids and dating my now hubby, so I wasn't interested...It was only on the day before I left that my friends threw me a party at Chances R that I found out I had been nicknamed the "Ice Princess"...hmmm...I think perhaps it was a compliment??

So, off to bed so we can be up early and off to Omaha...

3 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Boy Saundra! Some of your past sounds quite similar to my own. I too was a single mom of two (girls) and went back to school to get my BBA (alas, in accounting and in finance - not art). I attended Pacific Lutheran University in WA, though. I didn't meet my husband until 2002, but similar. And I do believe Ice Princess is a compliment. Anyway, I also live smack dab in corn and soy country here in IL so I love your photos! Seems like corn gets harvested pretty late here. One farmer told me it was because it depends on what the corn is to be harvested for and the moisture content lets them know when it needs to be harvested...

Dean H. said...

Hi Saundra. Loved the commentary on this post. Sometimes it's good to go back and revisit the past. Beautiful scenery out there! Great painting material.
"Ice Princess"...heh...take it as a huge compliment.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Autumn Leaves...Thanks for the interesting info about the corn here...we saw just last night on the news that they were beginning detassling...I LOVE new info!! Thanks!

Dean, I thank you kind sir! I did have fun remembering things...more later today! :)

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