28 May Jenna: Goodbye Nebraska, hello Texas!
Louisville, Neb. – My first blog post for the 2010 All Aboard Wheat Harvest Tour comes on my last night here at home in Nebraska. I’ve spent the past couple of days packing my things and am finally ready to hit the road and head south. So tomorrow is the big day – the official kickoff of my summer.
The summer has already started for Zeorian Harvesting, though. My parents, Jim and Tracy, have actually been at our first stop in Hamlin, Texas, for a week. Why am I not there? They say a picture says a thousand words, so here’s a picture that explains why I’m not in Texas yet…
Yep, that’s me just a few short days ago with the Thames River behind me, Big Ben on the Right, and the London Eye on the left. I spent two weeks (May 9-May 23) in London, England, as part of an international communications class I took this spring. It was an amazing opportunity and an amazing, amazing trip.
Harvest doesn’t wait for school trips, though. When I left, harvest preparations were just beginning – but when I returned, harvest was happening. It was strange and, I have to admit, pretty sad for me to miss the preparation stage of harvest and the first big trip south – it’s one of the most exciting times of the year.
But now that I have unpacked from London and repacked for the summer, I’m ready to go – and I’m excited.
Tomorrow morning, me and my youngest sister, Callie, who stayed in Nebraska this extra week to finish school, will start our 700+ mile journey to Hamlin. My other younger sister, Taylor, leaves on a school trip to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, so she’ll catch up with the crew in Texas in about a week and a half. (Yeah, we’re all over the place this spring – it’s a bit crazy!)
That’s all for now. Texas…here we come!
Jenna Zeorian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.