Plans Change

Sometimes, even the best laid plans can change without warning. For those of you who have taken a look at my challenge page, you’ll have noticed where I am at for both the Nebraska Delorme and County challenges. Two weeks from now, I had hoped to be done with both after spending two weekends finishing them up. 8601 and TC were to join me in completing them. But, an unexpected problem came up that will prevent us from our plans this coming weekend. Hey, that’s part of what unexpected means. In all honesty, it’s much more important than what we had planned, so there are no complaints.

So what’s the plan now? Well, originally, we would have finished the Western half Memorial Day weekend, and finished the Eastern half the following weekend during a 3-4 day trip. Now, we are going to skip the first weekend, and do the Western half the following weekend. With an extra day’s buffer, we can take a more leisurely trip, instead of rushing through 1000 miles of driving. That will be nice, as we are now going to add a bit to it. With time, we can visit the highest point in Nebraska, Panorama Point (hey, there’s a virtual cache there we can get too). We’ll have time to drive up Scott’s Bluff, and make a stop at Chimney Rock instead of just driving by. We can stop at the Agate Fossil beds, and take some time to visit Ft. Robinson. These are all options we can now consider, instead of rushing through it within two days.

So, what about this weekend. Well, before TC leaves to take care of the unplanned stuff, we have one day. So we’ll make a quick tour through the 7 counties in South Central Nebraska that they need (I only need five). After getting back to our starting point in Hastings, TC heads off while 8601 and I will spend some time in Hastings before heading back to Lincoln. We both have a few caches we’d like to get set up and this would be a good time to do that. Oh, and take some time to see the new Indiana Jones movie. I don’t know about you, but I could see him being a great geocacher. Wouldn’t you agree?

So, I guess that just leaves us with figuring out when to do the Eastern half.


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