Camp Fontanelle, Fontanelle, NE
We've been here one week now. My Sprint mobile Wifi is just not getting a good signal, even with my Williams Booster. It goes in and out. So here I am at the Camps Lodge on their wifi.
To say this is a small town would be stretching it. For example, their town hall.
The camp has lots of needs giving us lots to do during our 3 weeks work here. This is the first time NOMADS have volunteered at this site. They put in full hook ups for us. There are 5 sites and all have 50 amp. We love our site as this is the view from our door.
The first three days Leonard and I laid tile and grouted.
On Thursday our team leader took pity on us and allowed us to give our old knees a rest. We worked in a bathroom securing down toilets, fixing some leaks and installing new light fixtures.
Tomorrow it's back to tiling and grouting. Will I ever have clean fingernails again?
NOMADS work Monday to Thursday. On Friday we took the truck to the local Ford Dealer to have a recall issue fixed. The camp director was so nice to offer the use of his spare car on Friday allowing us to go to a local laundromat and catch up on our laundry while the truck was at the dealers.
Yesterday we drove the 50 or so miles over to Omaha and visited:
What an impressive facility this is. We spent time in the Hall of History Museum that details Boys Town's past, present and future.
We visited the Dowd Chapel:
We went into
The well recognized symbol of Boys Town are the "Two Brothers". There are four identical statutes on the grounds.
The homes that house the boys and girls living at Boys Town are certainly beautiful. Each home has a resident "house family" along with 6 or 8 students. Each house is different and each is beautifully maintained.
We did not realize that there are other Boys Town facilities throughout the country.
Our next stop was over the state line to Council Bluffs, Iowa where we went to Camping World. We needed a new flag pole that we attach to the back ladder and raise our Williams Booster on. Hopefully we will always remember to lower this flagpole or never again drive under lower tree branches.
We then visited the Western Historic Trails Center.
Now, can someone please explain the sculptures that are on the bridge that crossed over I80 in Council Buffs?
4 days ago