Anna and Jon arrived at the Lincoln airport this afternoon at about 3:30. They left Dulles National in Northern Virginia this morning and had an hour or so delay in Chicago. We have already had a great time catching up and talking about things we want to do while they are here. Mary is working this week but will come out later. The delay in Chicago enabled us to be at the airport when a 747 unloaded the Nebraska Football traveling party, including the team, from the Bowl game in California. It was a family affair where everyone knew everybody. They were all in great spirits following the win and the brighter outlook for the future.
Some of the players looked familiar but I wasn’t able to identify anyone. There was a bunch of really big guys. I visited with a lady with two little boys while she waited for her husband to pick up luggage. He is with “Husker Vision”. She said they had flown out in two planes on Monday but all got in the double decker 747 for the trip home. There were 6 or 7 Lincoln City buses that took the group into the City. They cleared out just as Jon and Anna’s plane came in so getting luggage was no problem. They did put on heavy coats with the change from a high of 72 degrees today in Washington. D.C.