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Dwindling Days of Summer

total solar eclipse
from Grand Island, Nebraska

Well the total solar eclipse over Nebraska has come and gone. What a thrilling experience it was! I am not sure what I expected but it surely wasn’t what I got! Standing in darkness at 1:00 in the afternoon for 2 minutes and 38 seconds and seeing Venus glowing brightly in the afternoon sky almost knocked me to my knees. So thankful for our clear skies overhead in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The days of summer are coming to a close soon but there are still summerish things to do! The Nebraska State Fair starts this Friday for its 11 day run until Labor Day, September 4. Fair food! Rides! Lots of 4-H animals, the draft horses, dog shows, musical shows… so much to see and do. And after the State Fair, well there is still time and warm weather to take a canoe ride down one of Nebraska’s many rivers, or a weekend trip to one or two of the many state parks, or to finish up your Nebraska Passport visits.

Big Red football season is about to begin again with its sea of red and high spirits and hopes for the new season.

Nebraska City’s Applejack Festival is next month as well as the Junk Jaunt! SO much to do here in Nebraska.