How we spent our Valentine’s Day

We love being home together on Valentine’s Day. Typically, we spend the evening cooking together while listening 80’s love songs and then enjoy a nice dinner by candlelight. This year, our Valentine’s Day celebration started a bit earlier in the day, as we were invited to give a lunch presentation to the PEP (People Encouraging People) […]

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Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival

Join us at the Great Pumpkin Festival Oct. 8th in Crete, Nebraska

For the third year in a row, our hometown of Crete, Nebraska, will be filled with pumpkins, scarecrows, and family-friendly festivities during the Great Pumpkin Festival. This year’s festival is Oct. 8 and we’re super excited to be a part of this community event, organized by the Crete Chamber of Commerce. Like last year, Postcard […]

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Total solar eclipse photo by Ronald D. Koch of Crete, Nebraska.

Eclipse 2017: An earth-shadowing experience from our home in Crete, Nebraska

When science writer Trudy Bell said to never let anyone convince me that 99% of the sun covered was the same as totality, I didn’t know what to think. She then went on to say, “It’s 1% of the sun’s surface, but it’s 100% of the experience.” The moment the moon fully covered the sun […]

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70+ things to do in Crete, Nebraska

70+ things to do in Crete, Nebraska

As you have probably noticed, Steve and I are very excited for next week’s total solar eclipse! We are really fortunate that Crete, Nebraska, (where we live) is in the path of totality and because of that, we’re expecting lots of visitors to begin arriving here in the next few days. We’ve encouraged people to […]

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An earth-shadowing experience planned for eclipse in Crete and Wilber

I have to admit, we’re pretty excited about the total solar eclipse that is about to happen. We follow a lot of travel bloggers, and know that many are making plans to travel great distances so they can experience what it’s like to be plunged into the shadow of the moon and witness “totality.” Ann […]

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Finally home for the Fourth of July

After having spent the Fourth of July out of the country three of the past four years, we’re excited to be home this year to celebrate our country’s Independence Day. In 2013, we were in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2015 we celebrated in Barcelona, Spain. And last year, we had cream tea at a restaurant […]

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Crete’s Great Pumpkin Festival

This weekend, our hometown of Crete, Nebraska, hosted its inaugural Great Pumpkin Festival. It was a beautiful fall day, only made better by the site of a diverse community coming together to celebrate our town. And believe me, there is a lot to celebrate in Crete! When passersby were asked to write down what they […]

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