Monday, April 20, 2009


Coming to you live and in living color, ummmmm, black and white, from Omaha, Nebraska! We took off this morning in drizzly rain and cloudy skies, at about 9 o'clock, and it didn't get much better until after two. About 30 miles out of town we noticed that the awning on our trailer was coming unrolled. Just the fabric was coming undone, the braces were still up. It was extremely windy so we pulled into a big grain elevator and got out of the wind to unfurl the awning and reroll it, hoping that was the problem. Nope. About ten more miles down the road it happened again, so we pulled off again and Ernie wrapped bungee cords around it to hopefully hold it in place.

Well, it worked for awhile, about ten more miles, and then we noticed it was coming undone again. So we looked for a business that looked like it may have a ladder! He found one, first try, and got way up to the top and bungeed it tighter, right on the top. It worked! Two hundred miles later it is still tightly rolled and tightly in place.

The skies stayed cloudy until about two, when we were well into Iowa. We noticed the trees were just a bit fuzzier green, and the grass was greener, and the fields were blacker, meaning the farmers had been out and in the fields. The wind kept on, however. As a matter of fact, it it extremely windy here at our campground, but with the sun shining, it is a pleasant evening.

Offutt AFB campground is by a lake, and is fully equipped with wireless! Yea! Right from our campsite! The campground is small, but very clean, with nice level sites that have sewer, water, and electricity. We will be spoiled! Right now the Kashi 7 whole grain pilaf is cooking way on the stove, and Ernie is outside grilling a couple of steaks! Sounds like a pretty nummy meal to me.

Tomorrow I will get out there a take some pictures to post. We have plans to go to the zoo and a couple more touristy sites around the area, so stay tuned for photos.

Oh, the title. Iowa has wireless internet at their rest stops. We pulled into the first one and I took out my little Acer to look up the address of this campground. Their signal was very low. The guy at the desk couldn't even pull up google! So we drove on and pulled into the next rest stop only about 20 miles away. I just sat in the truck and tried my computer, and it came up right away with a strong signal, and I got the information we were looking for. As Ernie was pulling out I yelled "stop!" Told him I was reading a blog and I needed a few seconds more to finish. So as we drove by the next rest stop he asked if we should stop, or if I could just do a "drive by blog!" Called me the Drive By Blogger!

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