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Sunday, March 08, 2015

2-2-15 A Memorable Trip

As a combined Christmas and birthday present the Farmer wanted to get me a recombinant bike. After doing a lot of research online we thought we found what we wanted in Omaha Nebraska. So I scheduled a trip with my sister to have some sister time and get the bike. 

One Friday afternoon in early February, We met on the interstate at Grand Island and headed off to Omaha. We had a great time visiting and doing some shopping on Saturday, and even got to go to the cheesecake factory. However, by the time we left Omaha it had started to snow pretty good. We weren't concerned because the weather said it was only supposed to be an inch.

However by the time we got to Lincoln the snow was really coming down and visibility was not that great plus it was getting dark. So we made the decision to stop overnight and try to start the next day during daylight. Unfortunately, when we woke up it had not snowed 1 inch but five. We still were able to get out and on the interstate driving just a little slower. But we hadn't gone more than 10 miles out of Lincoln when all traffic came to a complete standstill.

This was was what it looked like when we were parked still on interstate 80 in the morning. 

The first time we were stopped for two hours. And then we were able to slowly start moving and exited for a potty break and some food. By the time we were done the interstate looked like it was moving freely so we got back on the interstate but after only another 10 or 15 miles we were at a standstill again. It ended up taking us 12 hours to go from Lincoln Nebraska to York where we had to get another hotel and stay another night.

At one point in time I was able to get out and stand in the middle of the interstate because traffic was at a standstill again. Here is what my view was:

Even though our two day trip turned into a four-day trip, it was successful. Here is a picture of my new recombinant bike and the kids enjoying it.

I'm not sure how much I'm going to get to use it with all of them enjoying it so much. Even The Farmer raves about the video feed that takes him into the Rocky Mountains while he bikes along.

Even though it wasn't the trip we had intended I thoroughly enjoyed making the memories and having lots of laughs with my sister.