Road Trip Days 21-24: Chadron, Nebraska

June 29, 2019- July 2 Days    21-24

No Miles                     Road Trip Pause in Chadron NE

Slept at Bub’s Mom’s house

The view each morning in Chadron begins with an early cup of coffee on the front porch.

Historic Coffee Home in Chadron NE

Chadron is a small town of about 5000 people. The Community College draws students, even internationally.

Bub’s Mom, Jean, usually has some boarders in her 5 upstairs rooms. Right now, one of the boys is from Africa.

Most days, we walked 6 blocks down to the tennis courts at the College.

Daily Tennis at Chadron Community College 

Tennis at Chadron Community College

June 29: Bub wins 6-5

June 30: Bub wins 6-2

July 1: Bub wins 6-4

July 2: Bub wins 6-3

June 29th: Summer has come to this part of the world. 

By the time we get out for tennis, it is 90° and 80% humidity. 

For lunch, we take Jean to EJ’s for ribs! Yummy, yummy, yummy and we take bones home for Jean’s dog, Lucy.

We stop by The Longbranch Saloon and have a glass of wine with owner, Jeanne. We miss local author, Poe Ballentine by an hour but get an autographed copy of his newest book, Torpedoes D’Amour.

LongBranch Saloon in Chadron Nebraska

June 30, 2019:  Overnight the temperature dropped and the skies turned grey.

The cool breeze feels good.  By the time we get on the tennis courts, it is misting a bit. Since it is not quite rainfall, we take our chances and are able to get the game played.

Lots of beautiful, tall trees throughout the town. Next to the tennis courts is a big park with disc golf (don’t call them frisbees we are told!). That and pickleball seem to be the latest craze!

Park at Chadron Community College

Bub makes chili for lunch and intermittent rain continues all afternoon. Good weather to read and chat and write.

We finish the day on the porch with wine.

July 1, 2019: Bub’s Birthday. The Country Kitchen is his choice for lunch so he can get some meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy. We got their fried appetizer basket with fried cheese curds, onion rings, and fried pickles. Hmmmm……

Bub had bought a special bottle of wine in Walla Walla that he has saved for his birthday, so we finish the day with wine, amazed at the fact he is 75 and his Mom is 98! Where have the years gone?

Bub and Jean, his Mom in Chadron NE

July 2, 2019: Coffee. Tennis. Bub fixes some things around the house. We go out for ice cream. We stop at an Ace Hardware for duct tape and see an amazing gun display.

Our last full day. Jean asks Bub if he thinks the trees around the porch need trimming. When he says, “yes”, she says maybe he could do that next year! We finish the day on the porch with wine!

6 thoughts on “Road Trip Days 21-24: Chadron, Nebraska

  1. How wonderful to celebrate a 75th birthday with your 98 year old mother who looks 20 years younger than her age. I know this was a very joyful event for all.
    Loving the blog and hearing about your wonderful travels.
    Bub I have a feeling you will still be winning at tennis when you are 98. Love to you and both. Alice

  2. I had clients from Chadron – Dennis and Virginia Salisbury. He used to be a chiropractor in Chadron.

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