It came a little late this year….the first bonfire of the season. But, it was well worth waiting for!
What a perfect evening for a bonfire! Not too cold, yet just a little chilly so that it felt good to warm your toes by the fire!
I can’t think of a person that doesn’t like to sit by a fire. There is something hypnotic about staring into the fire and just enjoying the evening.
What makes it even better is sharing the fire with good friends. The conversation is sometimes serious, sometimes silly and sometimes it just heads directly south, with no hope of salvaging any scrap of intelligence. But, that’s what makes it so much fun! You never know what the discussion will lead to.
I’m so glad that we shared this bonfire on this Saturday night, as the next morning, the rain began, which turned into sleet, which eventually made its’ way to snow! YUK! They said it might snow, but I don’t think that anyone expected the snowstorm that erupted by noon.
We decided we’d better head back to Hampton, thinking that we would beat the snow, or at least outrun it on our way East. No such luck. We drove a maximum of 20 miles per hour from Lexington to Kearney, arriving there after 2 1/2 hours of slow tedious driving. It was horrible! I have never driven on such bad roads in my life. I’ve driven on Highway 34 on my way to work in some pretty crummy conditions, but that is only 17 miles. The 38 miles from Lex to Kearney seemed like days!
When we left Kearney, Doug took the lead in his pickup, as I was having trouble maneuvering my Pontiac G6 in the deep snow. Luckily, things improved as we got to Grand Island, and I could unclench my hands on the steering wheel and relax a bit.
This all made the bonfire the night before even more special, knowing that we enjoyed such a perfect time the night before. It also makes me anxious for more great bonfires to come this spring and summer!