Saturday Morning in Walthill
The outside temperature is in the MINUS C range. but the day is sunny and without wind so looking out it is gorgeous.
what to do?
fortunately enough there is wi fi internet available. so keep in touch with friends. make some masala tea and eat it with filipino spring rolls left here yesterday.
read a book or catch up on your journal reading.
in general take it easy.
call friends to meet you at the Thai Restaurant about thirty five miles away for an early dinner since it gets very dark here and the roads are not safe at night.( animals and other party animals)
Back to the UmonHon Indians
Today is 13 February 2008 and it was a beautiful day to drive towards the UmonHon Indian Reservation. There was a welcoming feeling to the air, i imagined how the initial settlers might have seen the missouri river winding through, and the centuries of the omaha presence here. the skies were very blue and the roads clear and it was nice to come back here. i was a little worried about the temperature, yesterday I was told that it was minus 12 degrees centigrade but today is about minus 2 centigrade but it felt fresh without wind bringing in the cold.
With so much snow, it is time to leave
I arrived here on 21st Jan 2007 and today 27th, I left Walthill to Paris! a great contrast indeed. But I love being with UmonHon Indians, who never loose an opportunity to teach me something or other. This visit was particularly good to renew some old relationships and for Indians, relationships are everything. The temperature hovered around zero C and the coming week the top temperature is expected to be around minus five C. So time to leave...
The River Bottom
The UmonHon Indian Reservation abuts into the RIver Missouri. it was flat water, as the indians used to call it before the army core of engineers gave it a shape. just a few miles over rolling hils from Walthill you come to the river bottom where the reservation meets the river. very tranquil. hardly anyone at any time of the day.
Annual Festival of the UmonHon Indians
Dates in August determined by the Moon, this annual dance celebrations of the UmonHon Indians is a good time to visit Walthill.