Romans do’, but what do you do in a small Nebraska town who celebrates their
Greek Heritage? Of course, do as Greeks
do! CELEBRATE with a festival!!
about going one evening, so what’s a couple of spontaneous RV travelers to do when they’ve not
planned anything for dinner? GREEK
FOOD!!! When we were parked in Scotts Bluff for our ten-day stay, we checked out
the local to-do’s and noticed fliers for a Greek Festival in the town of
92 and passed Chimney Rock and the Pony Express historic marker headed east to
Bridgeport, Nebraska (got some great photos of that for a later blog entry). It was the Bayard Assumption Greek Orthodox Church fundraiser; sharing their religious heritage with food and entertainment held in their
local Prarie Winds Community Center. We walked in being
met with smiles, handshakes and welcomes as we were directed into the gymnasium
where the festival fundraiser was being held.
buy tickets and then turn in an allotted number of tickets to sample different
Greek Foods…and beer….GREEK beer, which we tried one each and they were pretty
good with a higher alcohol content (those Greeks do it right the first time,
don’t they?). We first bought $20 worth
of tickets; tickets being in $1 stubs.
Our beers cost us 4 tickets each, leaving us only 6 tickets each to buy
our food which really wasn’t enough to enjoy a little of everything Greek.
salads, fried calamari, and this tomato-y pasta dish. We later bought Baklava Sundaes to finish off
the evening. They had scheduled for 7:00
pm an evening of Greek Heritage dance presentations however, sadly we couldn’t stick
around for it because my back was giving me issues.
to’ go to the dessert table to use the rest of our tickets to get some desserts
to go. I got into a couple conversations
with a few of the locals; all were enthused and very interested in hearing our
story (they obviously knew we were ‘not from around there’). We gave them a few of our travel cards so they
can keep track of us on our Facebook page and blog.
is our travels and adventures aren’t only for seeing and doing the ‘attractions’, it’s about
meeting the wonderful people from all over our great Country and hearing their
stories. We are equally excited to learn
about them, their walks of life, hopes and dreams. It is because of them that makes us remember them and want to return…and look forward to great folks in the next town.