June 18 and 19, 2010- Remembering the Butterflies and Storks

Kate Murr

On this day we hitched a ride out of Omaha with Kayla, a friend of the Richards. We met Francis, the cook at Kings Crossing, out back as we were parking our bikes. He bought us a fantastic chicken fried steak lunch, and Brady learned about tractors from the farmers in the booth behind us.

We rode with tailwinds to Onawa. It was a beautiful day. At one point, a cloud of yellow butterflies fluttered around me for about half a mile.

We stopped to rest at the beautiful historic library in Onawa, where the kids and I read a stack of Margaret Wise Brown books including one about storks I hadn’t previously read: neat story and characteristically gorgeous language, moms.

We camped at the Onawa KOA and dined on rainbow pasta (whole wheat pasta with crushed tomatoes, orange peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, black beans, garlic, onions) and a tomato the neighbor camper gave us.

June 19

Lunch in Sloan at the Pizza Post (freezing, great cinnamon bread sticks)

Ride to Sioux City

Camping in Terry and Jane’s yard

Storm & a Movie (Toy Story 3 – scary)

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