Trey and Susan Adventures

Life on the road has it's good moments and not so good moments. Because we no longer have access to an HEB, we can't get our HEB Fresh Salsa or our El Milagro tortilla chips. Nor can we get fresh tortillas from the tortilla maker in the store. We are suffering a bit, but we can live with that. In fact, we mentally and emotionally prepared ourselves for that sacrifice before we left Austin.

There are a few other unexpected scarcities we are struggling with.

I think I mentioned in a previous post the lack of fresh green beans. That problem has been solved since we found a farm truck about a mile from our camp site that sells them. Expensive, but worth it once or twice a week.

We used to buy Goya Black Beans by the case at Sam's Club and figured all or most Sam's would carry the product. Not so. We used our last can a couple of weeks ago and now have to wait until our next destination to get more. Although that problem will be solved shortly, this is another hardship of life on the road. We now know to stock up on black beans - a definite comfort food.

The greatest offense was completed yesterday. We knew that Lincoln, NE didn't have a Chic-fil-a and we were willing to deal with that. Besides, Omaha was just an hour away and we could eat there when doing errands in the city. Yesterday was errand day. We accompanied the Whites to Beatrice, NE to buy oil for their tractor (yes, the fun never stops in Nebraska!) It was an hour's drive each way and we had a nice visit and the best DQ Blizzrds we ever ate. Lots of Snickers pieces and they went all the way to the bottom of the cup. As Mollie would say, "Mmmmm!"
After leaving Clyde and Bev's we decided to drive to Omaha for diesel. We had three inches of fuel left in the tanks and were nervous to go much longer without a fill-up. (We measure in inches because after the first half of the tanks empty, the gauge stops working and we have to use a yard stick to measure fuel.) So off to Omaha (and a truck stop) for diesel. While there, we drove across the border to Iowa to Camping World (remember, RV Walmart?) to pick up a new bike rack, grill, and a few other odds and ends. Since there was a Chic-fil-a in Omaha, we determined to eat dinner there. We found it on Google Maps, drove to to an appropriate sized parking lot, and walked to dinner. Well, there was a huge Mutual of Omaha building where Chic-fil-a was supposed to be. No problem, next door there were new condos with a food court below. We walked around, asked locals, no one knew of a Chic-fil-a. Strange. There was a grocery store nearby. We'll ask them. The customer service manager didn't know of one, but another customer interrupted our conversation and had a solution to our directional confusion. It seems that the Chick-fil-a was INSIDE the Mutual of Omaha building and only accessible to their employees during business hours. What?!? What is up with the state of Nebraska? We were heart broken. The helpful guy empathized with us but went on to suggest we consider his situation: he lived one block from a Chick-fil-a, but could not ever eat there. I must admit. His story was sadder. At least we can move our home and find one in another state. He is stuck. On the way back to the truck, we looked in on the Mutual's exclusive little food court. It looked tasty.

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As some would say, "If this is your biggest problem..."

We know we are blessed - even if we never eat another chicken sandwich. In spite of real hardships, pain, and suffering, this life is also full of goodness and beauty. And since Calvary, one thing is never scarce...

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38–39 (NKJV)