Hello from Lexington, NE
Friday evening October 19, 2012 (Sixth travelogue of this trip).
We got a late start today. It was really cold and windy. Of course, it was mostly a head wind out of the north west. Given the conditions, we resigned ourselves to taking three days to get home. However, the weather cleared up a bit and we were able to travel a bit over 300 miles.
We are at the Wal Mart in Lexington, NE (map). We are a bit short of half way, but we should be able to get an earlier start tomorrow and get home on Saturday, as planned.
In an earlier blog, I had mentioned our amazing fortune of finding the Dickison Cemetery (a bit north and east of Nevada, MO). As I noted, the cemetery is on private property. With permission, we traveled across a farm field and found the somewhat overgrown cemetery. We quickly found Pat’s grandfather’s grandparent’s marker (in good condition, considering the stone was over 142 years old). Below is a picture of the cemetery.
I also mentioned the wonderful color in Iowa. Shown below is a tree at Bill and Jeanne’s house. Shortly after the picture was taken, the storms moved in and the tree lost most of the leaves.
That is all for now.