Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wind, Quilts, Craft Show, and Donkeys

Pender NE

Saturday November 5, 2011

Pender NE is home of Blue Ox tow bars, which is what we have on the back of the MH to tow our truck.  Mike has had some issues with the tow bar so we are here to have it worked on.  Blue Ox has a very nice RV park, with full hook-ups, right next to the factory and service department.  Monday morning they will come to the MH and pick up the tow bar.

P1080631  Blue Ox Campgroun Pender NE


The wind gusts are so strong that Mike has to put rocks in his pockets to keep him from blowing away after all the weight he has lost.  Really.  He made me write that.  The wind was so strong last night we went to sleep in Nebraska and woke up in Kansas. 

As we drove thru town we noticed quilts painted on 4x4 or 3x3 foot plywood pieces mounted on post in yards or attached to garages. 

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P1080628  P1080627

The barn quilt project was started by a few women from town who took a driving trip through Iowa and saw quilts painted on the side of barns, and thought they could do something similar. The quilts were done for the 125th anniversary of Pender.  They have over 200 quilts in yards in and out of town.

For a small town with a population of about 1100, they have a lot going on.  There was a very nice craft show at the VFW, that we checked out.


Pender is a farming community and seems to be thriving.  We saw very few empty store fronts driving through town. 

We saw this fella across the street from the RV park.  I’m not sure what the difference is between a donkey or a mule, but I think this is a donkey.

Donkey Pender NE

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