Bittersweet Road Trip

Uncle George, the last of his generation in my family died recently and I’m going back for his burial.  It feels as if this might be my last trip to Nebraska – there’s no family there any more.

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a road trip and I am ready.  House/pet sitter has moved to my place.  The car is packed – quite packed:  a few items for my cousins, clothes for a wide range of weather, some camping gear, water and food, books (Prayer of the Dragon by Eliot Pattison and Sounds of the River by Da Chen), and of course, cameras and notebooks.

To get there I’ll head up through the Sand Hills in western Nebraska – starkly beautiful area.  My favorite cousins will be there, so it should be a nice gathering.  And we will say goodbye to Uncle George and maybe, to Nebraska.

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One Response to Bittersweet Road Trip

  1. Aspen says:

    Thought of you today as I headed out on the road, a mere 80 mile trip to a lamp plant in Bucyrus Ohio where I will be working this week. I thought of you and sent you blessings of safe journey and wished I was meeting up with you somewhere out there !
    I do hope you are able to share while you are out there on the Backroads !

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