Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Friday, April 12, 2013


The weather has certainly not cooperated with our visit to Omaha. Since Tuesday, the highs have been in the 30s, lows in the 20s and very windy with rain, sleet and even a little snow mixed in. Not conducive to exploring outside. But, we are not alone. The entire Midwest has had terrible weather this week. We were very lucky to avoid the severe storms and hail that pounded much of our surrounding area on Tuesday night.

As I look out the windows, I see Robins, Red Winged Blackbirds, Blue Jays, ducks and geese out there. I bet they wish they’d stayed further south for a while longer! Yesterday morning there was even a little snow accumulation on the ground when we got up.


On Wednesday evening Korey invited us over for dinner. He and Cathryn live in the same building. She lives one floor above him with her roommate. Her roommate is graduating so that will work out well for everyone as Korey will just be moving up one floor in August after the wedding.

Cathryn helped with the cooking. They made honey mustard chicken, a sweet potato and apple side dish and quinoa. It was all very delicious!


After dinner Cathryn and I (with a little input from Korey) went through the photo files on my computer and picked out some pictures of Korey as a child for a slideshow her mom is putting together for the wedding. That brought back some great memories, and we had some laughs!

Yesterday we drove about 20 miles to Ashland to meet up with Korey after he got off of work. He works at Carol Joy Holling Camp, Conference and Retreat Center. This is the main retreat center building. It is like a very nice hotel with several conference rooms and hotel style bedrooms. In the winter Korey works here as a host. The center is rented out most every weekend to groups such as scrap bookers, quilters and church groups.


Korey drove us around the grounds. It is a very large camp with four different areas for youth summer camp groups. They have two ropes courses. This is the one for the younger kids. The one for the older kids was higher and bigger. Yikes! In the summer Korey will be working on the ropes course. He’s looking forward to that!


Cathryn was busy last night so Korey followed us back to the fifth wheel where I made dinner for us. I tried a new gluten free recipe for Parmesan chicken. Normally I coat the chicken with Shake and Bake. This time I crunched up corn tortilla chips for the coating. It was good, but Kevin and I like the Shake and Bake a bit better. At least Korey could eat this version.

After dinner we played a game and visited a bit. Tonight we’re going to the home opener of the Omaha minor league baseball team, the Omaha Storm Chasers. They are playing the Milwaukee Brewers minor league team, the Nashville Sound. It’s supposed to be in the low 40s and windy. I hope I have enough layers to wear to keep warm!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!