Hastings and the Sandhill country of Nebraska

On Monday, 7/9, we stopped in Hastings, Nebraska to see my former Ph.D. student and G&S senior mint emerita, Laura Logan.

We parked in a nice little campground in town and drove north through the Sand Hills, which were totally spectacular and a very nice surprise.  Neither one of us knew parts of Nebraska looked like this.

The Sand Hills have largely survived intact apparently because the land is no good for farming – corn does not grow in sand.  Pipelines can, however.  So there is currently a struggle over development in the area, which has the potential to destroy the fragile ecosystem.  See Save the Sand Hills for more.

More photos here….

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