Road Trip to Chadron—Alliance

Alliance is a railroad town in western Nebraska. It is where my dad grew up, but the reason we go to Alliance is to visit Carhenge—a replica—in cars—to the real Stonehenge. Built by Jim Reinders in 1987 with the help of his family, Carhenge is known as the Car Art Reserve. I call it fun Funk Art. After Carhenge head to the Fireside Grille in downtown Alliance for lunch or dinner. If it’s lunch order the grilled cheese, peanut butter, and bacon sandwich. It’s worth every single calorie. For dinner you ‘gotta indulge in an unforgettable Nebraska steak.

Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high-quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family-owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.