I am on the road to the airport.
Day 1: 400+ miles on the road, Arby's roast beef sandwiches for sustenance, snuggles with Kilter, and spontaneous laughter.
It's not too often the four of us get to take road trips together anymore, but I am so blessed that my family has been able to take me to the airport for my bright and early morning flight on June 16! Those 7 hours and 414 miles across the beautiful state of Nebraska with them was definitely a gift.
I love the journey across Nebraska. As we were winding through the Sandhills filled with cattle on pastures and driving past fields and fields of corn, wheat, alfalfa and soybeans as we continued east, it's evident that agriculture is the driving force of Nebraska. What an incredible opportunity we have to be a living legacy in agriculture!
I am so excited to share Nebraska agriculture with others and experience life throughout Estonia and India and other countries along the way and build meaningful relationships with people around the world!
I am even more excited to learn about different agricultural systems throughout these countries by living and working with these farming families and experience these cultures in a more down-to-earth way.
Here's to a six-month adventure of so many stories and so much growth!
While I am in Estonia for three months, Taylor (Mead, NE) is in Luxembourg and Erica (Waverly) is in Poland. Erica will also experience India from September-December while Taylor will head to Costa Rica!
In our connection at Atlanta, we met up with Kelley Dickman Grace Garza from Ohio.
I also managed to break both straps of my carry-on bag - not a good sign when I haven't even left the country yet.
Luckily, I had some Farm Credit clips to Macgyver a quick and effective fix. SWAG (stuff we all get) to the rescue on the first leg of the trip!