From there we drove just a short way to Gothenburg, NE - another fabulous stop for us. This small town truly has community pride - from the folks at the Chamber of Commerce to the folks in the financial offices across the street to the campground at Lake Lafayette. We particularly enjoyed the driving tour of the historic homes and buildings as well as the Three Swedish Crosses. It was another great stop for us.
From there, we came on home, with a lunch stop in Southlands Mall in Aurora, CO for lunch with my brother and sister-in-law.
We pulled back into our home campground and our home campsite on Saturday, April 8. A wonderful trip, but good to be home. We found SPRING had arrived - trees were leafing out and bulbs were blooming.
On Tuesday, April 11, we drove up to the Pueblo KOA, for the purpose of meeting with the owners, Mike and Carolyn Stowe. In just a little over a week, we will be embarking on a new adventure - something we are looking forward to but have a little anxiety about, to be honest. Workamping! If you are not familiar with it, Workamping is where a couple (or a single) stay at a campground and, depending on the needs of the campground, you work for your site. Then hours worked beyond that are paid at a nominal rate (at or near minimum wage). Work duties vary - from taking reservations, selling items from a (usually) small store, selling propane, filling propane, escorting campers to their site, making sure sites are clean before the next camper arrives, etc. The number of hours worked depends entirely on the individual campgrounds. We can hardly wait to start this new chapter. We are going to maintain our current campground as "home", and keep our existing mailing address. No changes there.
I will add some photos from our sightseeing on our trip home from Omaha and will post again soon.
Blessings, and Happy Easter.
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Top row - The Archway
Middle - Gothenburg Public Library, started with Carnegie Library; Swedish Crosses; Historic Home
Bottom row: Historic Home, our coach parked at Lafayette Lake.