Thursday, October 6, 2016

August 29-September 2, 2016 Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha Nebraska

Aug 29-Sept2
I flew to Sioux Falls, SD on Monday to stay with my girlfriend, Sheryl Gerdes Bedard for a few days.  We had dinner with Chelle and Steve Hart.  Chelle and I have been friends for a bout 25 years and met through Ski for Light.  She is visually impaired and I used to guide her cross country skiing.  Gail Weiland Zeller joined us on Wednesday night. 
On Thursday, Lori Landgrebe Schneller joined us, and the 4 of us drove to Omaha, NE to celebrate our 60th birthdays together.  We toured the Old Market area of Omaha and were joined by another friend, Nancy Augspurger Carlson for the day.  The 5 of us have been friends since grade school. 
We had an awesome time at the tailgate party and Jimmy Buffett concert.  This was my 5th concert, Lori’s second, and first time for Sheryl, Gail and Nancy.
On Friday, the remaining 4 of us visited the Omaha's wonderful Zoo.
Sheryl found us a really nice VRBO to rent near everything we wanted.  It was so nice to have a home/condo to stay in instead of a hotel room.  We had such a great time together.  We have been friends for over 50 years.  So grateful to have these friends in my life.
road trip to Omaha-Gail, Mary, Lori, Sheryl
Old Market Omaha-Me, Gail, Sheryl, Lori

Nancy, Me, Lori, Gail, Sheryl

tailgate party, Gail, Lori, Mary, Nancy, Sheryl

yes that's the back wall-Nancy, Mary, Lori, Sheryl, Gail

Yeah Jimmy!!

Omaha Zoo- Lori and Gail standing, Mary and Sheryl sitting

Imax theater at zoo-Sheryl Gail, Mary, Lori

1974 top Nancy and Mary, middle Sheryl, bottom, Lori Gail and Kathy Donlin Harvey

back-Nancy, Sheryl, Mary, front-Lori, Gail

Sheryl's 18th birthday in front, standing-Kathy, Nancy, Gail, Lori, Mary
Nancy, Gail, Lori, Mary with Sheryl in front

"pooped" at the end of the weekend

"Eddie Rabbit" has accompanied us on several weekends together.  Gail's husband started calling us "the bunnies" when we were in high school because we were all soft and cuddly

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