When I decided to leave my full-time job as a middle school principal this spring, one of the things Ann and I wanted to do in this interim stage was spend more time with our families. For years, our jobs have dictated when we could travel and how much time we could spend each year with the people we love most.
So, as my colleagues are returning to their offices at school and attending a three-day conference for administrators, we thought it would be nice to take a short road trip vacation with my parents, John and Gayle Teget.
My folks live in Iowa part of the year, but spend the cold winter months in warm and sunny Florida. We don’t get to see them as often as I’d like, so we’re really looking forward to this week’s travels.
As Ann and I have traveled our home state of Nebraska, several towns and attractions have sounded appealing to my mom and dad and we’re excited to have the opportunity to take them to some of those places this summer.
We’re planning stops at Bailey Yard in North Platte, the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey, and Smith Falls near Valentine. We’ll be giving my parents their first view of the incredible Nebraska Sandhills and seeing a few things that are new to us, as well.
We’ll plan to post some updates on our social media pages and will write more complete blog posts about our adventures when we return. We hope you’ll come along for the ride and when you have the opportunities, you’ll go places, too.
Have fun, tell stories and laugh!
Our daughter Amanda and son in law live south west of Dunning. Haley forest is great And the sand hills are beautiful.
We are really looking forward to our trip there tomorrow. We can’t wait to see the forest and the sand hills!
Have a great trip. Nebraska is full of history and beauty. And if the chance arises you must visit Carhege.
We agree that Nebraska has a lot to see and do! We won’t get to Carhenge on this trip, but we have seen it, before. It certainly is a sight to see!
I was just going to post about Toadstool Park, but I see Helen beat me to it. It is, perhaps, the most amazing geography in Nebraska. You may not be going that far northwest. The Sandhills golf courses are beautiful places, if you have time to visit one. Perhaps Ann has played one or more?
Toadstool does have some amazing geography and is one of our favorite places to visit in Nebraska. We won’t be able to get that far west on this trip, but have it on our list for a future trip with my folks. Ann agrees that the Sandhills golf courses are beautiful.
Have a great time! Can not wait to see pictures!
Thanks! Ann is working on some pictures as I type this. They’ll be up on Facebook, soon!
Be sure to see Toadstool Park, Scottsbluff Monument, Chimney Rock, (just a few of the amazing sights to see in our own state!) while you’re out there.
You listed so many of our favorite places to go in western Nebraska. Sadly, this trip won’t go that far west–but we are saving those destinations for a future trip when we can focus on that part of the state.