Monday, July 31, 2017

The Learning Curve...... a real thing for me, at least with computers or anything technological.  My daughter came to my aid and helped me figure out the new changes! Yea!

The main purpose of our trip was so that us five siblings could reunite after no doing so for many years.  Enroute to our final destination in Iowa and Minnesota, we visited friends and some of Bruce's cousins.  I am the youngest and my sis is the oldest, with three brothers in between.  We had some amazing conversation and many great laughs.

While in Nebraska, Bruce's cousins took us to visit Ash Hollow, where a natural spring was located, and where the pioneers on the Oregon trail stopped to refresh and refill their water supply.

The Park was busily preparing for this event, where they were expecting 20,000 visitors.

This sod house was located near by.

A close up of the walls of a sod house.

The Ash Hollow cemetery created in 1849.

The first burial in the cemetery.  In 1849, Rachel F. Pattison was a casualty on the migration trail.  She was just 18 years old.

We were reminded in a real way of the hardship the determined travelers experienced on the westward migration.  It was all very interested and we thank Ken and Coleen Wendland for the tour!

"To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else's spirit whenever you can." - Dodinsky

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