A Plain Day
Up early with a great plan to get to a church in North Platte at 10:15 so we left for the three hour drive at 7. Perfect. Except for the fact that we entered Central Time. Oops. So we opted for the first service we found at eleven. It was pretty good, a Wesleyan new church plant. Then across much of Nebraska and Kansas as we angled south to get to park number 247, Nicodemus National Historic Site. This was a black community founded after the Civil War by those trying to escape the Jim Crow south. They built a thriving town that began to decline when the railroad bypassed it. Still an interesting place and they celebrate Homecoming (Emancipation Day) each year. Gayle Sayers was among several prominent people born here. Then more two lane quiet road with neat, compact little towns across the state until we land for the night at North 40 Alpaca Ranch. What fun we had among the 38 head at the ranch and with our hosts who showed us around. Great night in their parking lot, another hit from Harvest Hosts.
Cadillac’s Most Correct Viewpoint
Nebraska turned out to have a few more people, maybe 400 or so, but still enough time spent here cause clearly I am adored. We then took a campaign swing into Kansas. Looks like about the same number of people but I was introduced to a new critter, an Alpaca. For a hornless beast they were OK, and pretty cute. Unfortunately I doubt they can vote. Well, more notes to Ms. McKinley will mark the end of this day. Sadly, day five with no ice cream, I’m getting jittery.