Nebraska Trip

Molly and I had a good visit to see my folks.  I opened gates for Dad and helped Mom with sheep chores.  Dad and I checked cattle and waters on cornstalks. Molly loves to help with chores and ride along.  Molly really made Mom laugh when she tried to herd one of the rams.

January 28On Wednesday I spent time with Grandma, Dad’s Mother, while Dad was at a meeting.  I also got to catch up with the County 4-H/Youth Development Specialist. This is his 20th year in the Extension Office and I was one of his first 4-H kids.  I told him that makes me feel old.

January 28Thursday afternoon Mom and I went to town for groceries and Mom got her hair cut. While at the beauty shop we also got in a visit with Pam.  It’s fun to sit around and listen to the “news.”  There are a lot of similarities between small towns, no matter their location.

January 28Friday morning Dad and I made a trip to the feed store; Mom and I worked on my magazine articles.  In the afternoon we moved cattle around and took a drive to the cemetery.  On the way home we dropped in to see if Uncle B (one of Dad’s older Brothers) and Aunt J were home.  Lucky for us they were.  Friday night my Godparents (another one of Dad’s older Brothers and my Aunt) came to see me.  It was wonderful to catch up with family.

January 28 After a cup of Saturday morning coffee Molly and I headed back to the South Dakota prairie.

Saturday evening J and I got a phone call telling us that a close family friend passed away. This gal is the mother of J’s closest childhood friend.  Our family and community are still in a state of shock.

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16 Responses to Nebraska Trip

  1. Jan Gossman says:

    Sounds like youhad a wonderful time on a much needed break! Loved the pictures!

  2. Darcy says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. That is always hard, and even harder when it is unexpected.

    I’m glad you had a nice visit with your family though! We are headed to Nebraska in about a month to visit my husband’s family, and I am very much looking forward to it!

  3. cheri says:

    Glad you & Molly had a great trip. Always fun to see the little ones start herding! And their reaction – ha ha ha.
    So sorry about the unexpected loss.

  4. Candy C. says:

    I’m glad you and Molly had a safe trip and enjoyed your visit! Love seeing the sheepies! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks, Miss Candy! I didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do. I guess we spent more time talking and windy days make photography difficult.

      I like Mom’s sheep too. I love helping her chore because the sheep maker her happy.

  5. Sounds like a quiet, relaxing trip 🙂 Yes, small towns are all the same no matter where you go. I love them.

    What’s the story behind the outhouse?

    Sorry about losing your family friend. That is never, ever easy.

    • Robyn says:


      The neighbor called and said we had a cow out by the cemetery. Dad runs cattle on cornstalks across the road from the cemetery. We drove through the cemetery thinking she might be in there and I saw the outhouse. I asked Mom and Dad about it and they had no clue there was an outhouse at the cemetery. Mom wanted to see it and I thought it would be fun to take pictures of.

      A few years ago Mom and Dad had a cow that got out at night, slept in the cemetery and jumped back in when morning came. They never saw the cow out, but found her nest.

  6. So sorry on that last news, Robyn.. Thinking of her family & yours.
    I love the picture of you & your dad, and picturing the scene in the beauty shop. I think you’re right about small town scenes! Sounds like you had a great visit with family, I’m glad to hear it. How long of a drive is it for you?

  7. Linda W says:

    Glad you were able to visit your folks! I have to drive 1200 miles to South Dakota to visit my parents. 🙂 It’s a once a year trip, sadly.

    • Robyn says:

      That is a long drive. Going to NE is close to a 500 mile drive. The roads are good and if I get an early start I get to my destination by midafternoon. Molly makes for a good co-pilot.

  8. Looks as dry there as it does here… hoping for some snow on Friday. xo

  9. Amy Burzese says:

    Sounds like a great trip. I am sorry to hear of a loss of a family friend. Bad news comes with no warning.

  10. Eden Hills says:

    Glad you had a great visit. Love the shot of the cow with the dirty face. Cute. So sorry to hear you’ve lost a friend.

  11. How blessed you are with such a loving and close family and lovely rural photos ~ carol, xx

  12. Nell says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Trips to visit family are always great.

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