As I shared earlier, I spent about 8 days in the middle of nowhere recently to cap my sabbatical. Where did I go? Because of some connections with friends, I retreated in a small town you’ve never heard of in Central Nebraska. Yes, you read that correctly…Nebraska. And after my visit, I think I fell in love with Nebraska [check out the pics below].
The population of the town was 302 people according to some townspeople. According to their census, Asians comprise .24% of town’s 302 people. The closest market is 25 miles away. And because my cellphone wasn’t working in that part of the country, I found myself completely disconnected: no TV, radio, internet, and personal phone access. The first few days were incredibly difficult but after the 3rd day, it felt so refreshing to be disconnected – even while financial institutions were crumbling last week. Perhaps, it was good that I had no idea what was going on in the “real” world.
What did I do?
- I read.
- I prayed.
- I worked on the poverty organization.
- I fished and fished; I have never caught so many fish in my life. Must have caught and released over 150 bass [mostly largemouth]. On couple occasions, I hooked two fishes on 1 lure.
- I learned about farming, cornhuskers, millets, etc.
- I helped cut some trees that were attacked my beavers. I have a new found respect for loggers.
- I hiked.
- I captured some snakes.
- And I fished some more.
Where’s the most obscure place you visited or vacationed?