Back Again, Just Before Leaving

Beatrice, NE

Inaccurately drawn map of distances traveled wherein one color represents one day of driving.

Inaccurately drawn map of distances traveled wherein each color represents one day of driving.

 

The park’s closure during this government shutdown has been strange, of course, and there was a point at which I considered coming home early. However, with words of encouragement from a handful of key players in the goings-on of my head and heart, I decided to stay and make the lemonade. 

This necessitated yesterday’s drive south and west and south and west to Nicodemus, KS. 

Dawn is like NEBRASKA WHAT IS UP

Dawn is like NEBRASKA WHAT IS UP

Corn 4Ever

Corn 4Ever

Nicodemus, KS

Nicodemus, KS

Nicodemus, KS

Nicodemus, KS

Nicodemus, KS

Nicodemus, KS

Nicodemus, KS

Nicodemus, KS

Ponies dotting the sides of the highway.

Ponies dotting the sides of the highway.

 

I remain in steadfast awe of this landscape, and the history it holds. It has been a quiet, brimming pleasure to be here thinking about it, and making work about it.

ALSO, a pleasure to be driving this sturdy dream machine. 

 

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Without the kindness of two parents of mine and the small fee of $1 I would never have been able to undertake a trip of this scope and freedom. Thank you. 

I shall now present you with the cats you have come to expect. Kitties for a bedtime hour that nears. 

 

from MIKE SHEA and also INGRID

I could do this all day. From sunrise to sunset. Mike Shea comments– “haha”. Ingrid writes, “YESSSS”. 

via Cat Bounce— please, click. This still does not do it justice. 

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from ERIN

I had the great delight of receiving this in a wordless email, (no subject).

 

 

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from JOHN PAUL O’DONNELL (under what name he instructed me to save his number in 2009.)

And I had the equal delight of receiving this one from a chipper Mustache Dad, “happy morning!”

Dreamy. Gorgeous. 

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Sleep well, dear ones. 

 

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About bearicaquinn

Smallish, smushy in the sad parts, certainly destined for cat-lady-dom. Enjoys boats, bikes, black coffee, pug faces, sourdough bread, the morning when you have slept long enough, beards, mountainsides, art, rooftops, etc. Will continue to live in things that are interestingly shaped. So octopus.
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