Camping in the Snowies

Camping in the Snowies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Riverside Park, Neligh NE; Old friends and Sweet Corn

On this leg of our trip we leave Hwy 20 for Hwy 275 going east in Nebraska to Neligh.

Dave and I and our two little boys ( 2 years and 5 years) moved to Neligh in 1975 from Stromsburg, NE. Dave was the new band teacher at the high school. We lived here for only four years but made some lasting friendships. In 1975 Dave became a member of a bluegrass/country band that endures to this day. Jerry Schrader playing bass and singing any part needed,Gloria Christiansen playing guitar and vocal lead, and John Wells also on guitar and vocals. Sweet Corn was the name the band chose and who doesn't love sweet corn?

A young Dave Brinkman and even younger John Wells playing some tunes back in the day.

We parked Luci in the shade at Riverside Park. Electricity and water, a picnic table, showers and free wi-fi for $13 a night. 
Pretty soon friends show up for a visit and an airstream tour and even our Atkinson friends stop to play a tune with Dave.

Joyce and Jay Kelly from Atkinson. Dave wrote a tune he named "Kelly Reel" that he and Jay spent time learning to play together.

Sweet Corn practiced two evenings in preparation for a performance at the Ida County Fair in Iowa.
The second evening, Gloria and husband Brian hosted a pot luck for Sweet Corn and spouses and friends.

Gloria and Jerry

Don and Carolyn Weinman

Jim and Roxanne McNally

 Jerry and Bev Schrader

Our stay in Neligh finished, we packed up and again headed east. This leg of our trip is from Neligh to Ida Grove Iowa. 

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