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WEEKEND SCHEDULE 

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FRIDAY | OCTOBER 12, 2018

  • 2pm-4pm: Check into room (loding is included in fee)
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm Session 1 (3 hours)
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm Group Dinner at Sandhill Grill (all meals are included in fee)

SATURDAY | OCTOBER 13, 2018

  • 8:30am-9:30am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30am-11:30am Session 2 (2 hours)
  • 11:30-6:00pm (ON YOUR OWN – bag lunch to go)
  • 6:00-7:00pm Session 3
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm Group Dinner

SUNDAY | OCTOBER 14, 2018

  • 8:30am-9:30am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30am-11:30am Session 2 
  • 11:30-5:30pm (ON YOUR OWN – bag lunch to go)
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Session 5
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm Group Dinner

MONDAY | OCTOBER 15, 2018

  • 12:00pm Room Checkout
  • 8:30am-9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am-11:30am Session

Why Burwell, Nebraska?

This unexpected destination for a lesbian couples retreat is located in the middle of Nebraska, in the small town (as in population 1200) of Burwell. It’s not just me, others find it charming too. As some of you may know already from other writings of mine, Nebraska has always been a special place for me. It is where my mom and her four siblings were raised on my grandparents farm. My visits to “the farm,” are among my favorite childhood memories. There is a simplicity and calm about the wide open, rolling hills of the Nebraska landscape that soothes my soul.  

Why Burwell? Mostly because I have a safe space and great food available to us thanks to my cousin’s Tenise and Tammy who live in Burwell. They own and operate both a restaurant and a small hotel. I have been assured that our small group of lesbian couples will be welcome in Burwell, and she is excited to host our retreat in her hotel and feed us delicious meals from the restaurant she and her sister Tammy own.  

During our time together in Burwell, we will have a loosely structured schedule that will provide time for learning and enrichment, shared meals and social time, along with chunks of time to spend connecting with your partner/spouse, or to adventure off together alone or with other couples. This is designed to be a relaxing, soul-soothing, easy, and comfortable relationship enriching weekend getaway.

The details are all taken care of, all you have to do is show up. If you wish to venture off and take in some of the local activities, you will have time to do so. This weekend experience can be as social or as reclusive as you wish for it to be. You will benefit from the workshop information, exercises, group discussion, shared meals and relationship enrichment regardless of how you choose to spend your free time.

THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND BURWELL

SANDHILL SAFARI TOUR

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The Sandhills of Nebraska, as part of the Northern Great Plains, is one of the last large intact grasslands found on Earth. This guided driving tour provides an up-close look at the complex bio-diversity found here while offering unsurpassed panoramic views of this awe-inspiring landscape. Local history, ranch management, and conservation projects will be highlighted during this trek through rolling hills. Stops will be made to further explore native plants, grassland bird habitat, as well as to soak in the sweeping vistas of the Sandhills. 

 

 

Standard Tour (approximately 1 1/2 hours): $25.00/person + tax

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FORT HARTSTUFF (Especially for History Lovers)


Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Native Americans, and to protect the Pawnee from the war-like Sioux, in the North Loup River Valley from 1874 to 1881. Because the main fort buildings were constructed of a lime/concrete mixture, many have survived. Acquired as a historical park in 1961, it has been restored as it was when soldiers patrolled the North Loup and Cedar river valleys and pioneered a new trail to the Black Hills gold fields in the 1870s.

Daily permits for $6 (might be available in advance online).

For vehicles not registered and licensed in Nebraska – daily permits for $8.

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HORSEBACK RIDING

2-4 horses available on Saturday and Sunday

To schedule a ride, contact:
Sherry Jarvis
home 308-346-5663
cell 308-730-2150

For more info www.heartinyourhand.com

HAPPY JACK CHALK MINE (WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO SECURE A PRIVATE TOUR, MINE CLOSES LABOR DAY)

When I was younger, the chalk mine was an abandoned mine that locals would explore (with flashlights) and my cousins and I would play hide and seek (which was both exciting and terrifying in the dark cave, I might add). Today the chalk mine, which is actually calcareous diatomite (a lightweight rock), has become an official tourist spot. According to their website, “As you tour the mine today, you are literally walking through the bed of an ancient lake. But there is more to the mine than that. Sometime after the lake filled with sediment and the local water table fell, the site was part Miocene grassland on the board river floodplain.” While I had no idea about the history as a youngster, I certainly had a lot of fun exploring, and I think you will too.

Today the mine is no longer dark, and it has been cleared as a safe place to tour.

 

Like most things in Nebraska, it is seemingly in the middle of nowhere, roughly 45 minutes from Burwell. If you climb to the top of the chalk mine, there are beautiful views to take in, too.

TANKING, TUBING, KAYAKING OR CANOEING *WEATHER PERMITTING*


THE WEATHER IN NEBRASKA DURING OCTOBER MAY PREVENT THIS OPTION.
Average temperatures are in the mid-60’s, but of course, can vary.

 

What is TANKING, you ask?

Tanking is the use of plastic water or feeding tanks used for livestock, with seating added, then you float down the river!

Other options include good ole fashioned river tubing, canoeing, and kayaking. Starting in October, these options are available based on the weather, so this option is not guaranteed to be available.

 More information on river activities here.

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