Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July


The campground is full for the long holiday weekend, and the weather is expected to be fantastic. I’m sure everyone will have a great time. Sometimes we get some interesting campers in the park. This one is definitely a classic oldie. I’m guessing maybe the 1960s. What do you think?


Korey and I had a great time last Saturday celebrating his 30th birthday. We started out by visiting The Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, part of the city’s parks system. It is a small park with beautiful flowers, statues and koi ponds. Unfortunately, it started drizzling just as we got there, but we did a quick walk through the garden and enjoyed the beauty. At least I did; I don’t think it was on the top of Korey’s to do list. Smile

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Then we went to see the new Transformers movie, which was enjoyable but a bit too long. We had dinner at Old Chicago Pizza. It was a great day, and I was so happy to have a few days to visit with Korey.

Monday was drive home day. It took me 10 hours to make the return journey. There were storms throughout the entire Midwest all day, but I managed to stay ahead of them almost all the way home.

My GPS decided to take me on a different route around Cedar Rapids, Iowa than the way she took me on the way there. One of the roads was closed, so I lost about 30 minutes being detoured back to the highway. I don’t know why the GPS does that, and it drives me crazy. It was my fault for not paying close enough attention to the route she took me on going to Lincoln and following her blindly.

About 20 miles into Wisconsin the storm finally caught up with me. I pulled into a parking lot and called Kevin to let him know I’d be late. He was watching the storm coverage and informed me that there was a tornado warning just ahead of me. I waited about 30 minutes to make sure I wouldn’t be driving back into the worst of the storm. The last 100 miles of my journey was driving in a light rain.

When I got to Madison there were flooded streets and lots of backed up traffic. It took me about an hour to get through Madison. I finally made it safely home and was so grateful to be home safe and sound.

We had more rain and cool weather all week. Wednesday night we were treated to this beautiful double rainbow.

Derge Rainbow July 2, 2014

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