Wow! We have been silent for a long time – let’s catch up. When last we blogged, we had just finished our wine tour of Walla Walla, Washington. We ended up leaving the area early because the air quality, from the fires in British Columbia, was getting unbearable. So, we left. Again, one of the great things about this mobile lifestyle – if you don’t want to (or can’t) stay, you can leave fairly quickly. Our original itinerary included Glacier National Park (couldn’t go due to air quality), Utah (same issue in parts of the state), then we were planning to visit Jim’s mom in Nebraska. The Nebraska visit won out!
We spent two weeks in Lincoln helping Jim’s mom take care of some things. We were so excited to go to a Nebraska football game. The pregame festivities all went well – it was so fun to watch the band warm up. It was pretty hot and extremely humid, but we had pretty good seats that were under the overhang (that ended up being quite fortuitous). Everyone in the stands was prepared for the rain that had been forecasted; the whole city had sold out of rain ponchos!
One of the coolest parts of the Nebraska game experience is the tunnel walk. Up on the big screen, they show the team getting ready to come out onto the field. This year, with all of the excitement surrounding the new coach, the tunnel walk was especially meaningful. The team came out, there was a kickoff, then the game was delayed due to lightening in the area. Of course, that was it for the season opener – they never returned to the field.
After our stay in Nebraska, we stopped in Amarillo to visit our son and grandbaby. It was great to spend time with both of them – lots of toddler love to fill the “tank” until our next visit. We also got to have brunch with my goddaughter and her new husband while we were in town.
Our friends Wally and Brenda, of Our38ftLife, invited us to join them at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 9-14 (we said yes, of course), so we needed to hang out for a few weeks beforehand. Jim picked Angel Fire, NM, so that was where we traveled to after our visit in Amarillo.