This morning I fly into Omaha and then drive 4 hours to Broken Bow -- a little town in the middle of Nebraska. Once I get there, the plan is for me to call my grandpa so he can tell me how to get out to the farm which is about 10 miles out of town. I have to call him for directions because apparently there are no street signs.
These are my cute grandparents I am visiting:
They live most of the year in Florida and usually try to spend the summers on the farm in Nebraska. I've been trying in vain to get out to visit them on the farm for the past two years. Two summers ago I had my trip planned and then my grandpa went and had a heart attack. So instead, I visited them in Florida. This summer I planned to go in August (had the tickets bought and everything) but then my aunt (their daughter) committed suicide so the plans were changed and we all traveled to Florida instead. My poor grandparents had only been on the farm for a week and turned around and made the long drive home when they heard the devastating news.
My grandma is in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease and my grandpa has heart problems so I know there is no better time than now to spend time with them. It will be good to be near them as we all continue to grieve the loss of Beth as well.
Seeing as I'll be smack dab in the middle of nowhere for the next week, I'm guessing the internet will not be joining us. So I will miss you all, but I'll try to come back with some good photos of dirt roads and corn fields to share with you. I will be back in the office next Tuesday so I will return emails and phone calls then.