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Old 04-27-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Nebrgirl - Well, We close on the house the end of May, so I am back in SC getting ready for the move. Sigh. And going crazy - the seller and I email at least twice a week, and she tells me that the tulips are coming up, about the weather they are getting, everything. Argh!!! LOL She gave me the past four months of copies of the Valentine newspaper; so I have been reading them and so has hubby, soaking up the attitude and culture of the area.

Thanks for the heads-up about Merriman; we went thru but have not stopped yet. And yes the bank... good grief. There is nothing you can say that expresses the skill and patience that had to go into that frieze. And totally unexpected! The attention to art and beauty is so meticulous in the Sandhills; everyone has a talent and uses it for the benefit of the community. Lovely.

Can't wait to be there for sure! Stay in touch, you might be forced to return... LOL
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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Just as a point of clarification, unlike the Platte which is indeed fueled by snow-pack, the Niobrara is almost exclusively spring-fed. And while it does originate in extreme eastern Wyoming, it is Nebraska's river as it's primarily fed by Nebraska's springs.

DH grew up on a ranch in Sioux county, just east of the Wyoming line and the Niobrara ran through several of their pastures. As a kid he could never understand the reverance Nebraska seems to have for that river.
Geez, he could step across it, afterall! It was nothing but a glorified creek. lol He was a little older when he finally saw it up in Cherry county.

And I should hope to describe it as well as Granny. We lived on a ranch that straddled the Niobrara south of Kilgore. Our house sat about a quarter mile from the river. All those trees, the cool, the bluffs... Without a doubt, it was my favorite house.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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LOL that reminds me of the first time I saw the Rio Grande in NM. It was a creek, too! I thought, "Wow, photographers must have to lay down in the dirt to get the pictures of those "bluffs" to look real!" Turned out later I was really wrong about it! LOL

Well, we won't be close to the river in Cody, but close enough. Which is ok too - I like water being close but not in my backyard - it can become problematic between bugs, snakes, and flooding...
plus the Corps of Engineers get knots in their tails when they think something might have been a wetland, once.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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LOL that reminds me of the first time I saw the Rio Grande in NM. It was a creek, too! I thought, "Wow, photographers must have to lay down in the dirt to get the pictures of those "bluffs" to look real!" Turned out later I was really wrong about it! LOL

Well, we won't be close to the river in Cody, but close enough. Which is ok too - I like water being close but not in my backyard - it can become problematic between bugs, snakes, and flooding...
plus the Corps of Engineers get knots in their tails when they think something might have been a wetland, once.

Reminds me of this dream I had last night, somebody was filming a giant anaconda that had the width of a house and the length of probably 5 city blocks, and the funny thing was that the anaconda was in the backyard of somebody's house, a backyard that had several ponds and was really green, but anyway when the anaconda went by coming through the yard out from behind some trees and then out of the yard through other trees, and there a kid was skiing off of the back end of it, lol...

I know this dream has no significance in this discussion, but I couldn't help but to type if after reading your last responce SCG
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Well, you may call it a dream, but that would be a nightmare for me. I hate snakes!
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