29 May Jenna: We made it!
Hamlin, Texas – Callie and I were serious road warriors today! We left the house this morning a little before 8 a.m. and arrived here just before 9 p.m. tonight. So the 767-mile trip took us almost exactly 13 hours.
The trip was uneventful, which is a good thing. (We had nowhere near the excitement it sounds like Sage’s crew had on their trip south.) Callie and I just jammed to a lot of good songs on the radio, had a day full of lovely conversation, and enjoyed the drive.
It’s pretty crazy to think that this morning I woke up at home in Nebraska, still in my “normal life” – and tonight, I’m in the trailer house in Texas, living the “harvest life.” Is it possible to have culture shock?
On another note, my parents were able to start cutting today! So I should have some sort of crop report tomorrow.
What else is in store for tomorrow? Buying a toothbrush tops the list for me, as I realized I forgot mine at home. Ewww.
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.
Eric WrightPosted at 11:58h, 30 May
Glad to see you and your family are still harvesting. I really enjoyed reading and getting updates on your harvest route last year. I farm near Lakin KS, which is close to some of your stops. The wheat hear is looking good so far. I hope you all have a successful year!
IowaPosted at 12:06h, 30 May
What if "harvest life" is the "normal life". Now that would be crazy.
JennaPosted at 16:55h, 30 May
Eric – Thank you! And thank you for following the blog again this year. I know exactly where Lakin is – last year when we stayed in Deerfield, I went to Lakin for groceries. Glad to hear the crop is looking good – keep us posted!
Iowa – Ha! Twilight zone. Love it though. :]
MardriePosted at 03:27h, 31 May
Hi from Mt, great to see your pics, and glad you back in states! Hi to everyone, wish you could see Garfield Co. this time of year. We have had lots and lots of rain and it is so pretty and green. Mardrie
JennaPosted at 05:15h, 02 June
Mardrie – So great to hear from you!! It’s hard for me to imagine Garfield County being as green as it sounds like it is. :] Glad to hear you’ve had good rain – can’t wait to get up there and see everyone!! Say hello to Jim for us!