Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours…from Sandhills Western Vacations!
Remember the Reason for the Season…know that He is watching you like a hawk, keeping you close to his heart!

Meanwhile, if you didn't get what you'd hoped for Christmas…you can always plan your very own Christmas present…for when it warms up a bit…with your very own Sandhills Western Vacations!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Getting into the spirit of shopping, Christmas at the Bowring Ranch and your family!

 Snow has covered the Sandhills abundantly! North central Nebraska received between 11 through 15 inches!  With that came an arctic cold blast that makes it feel like the North Pole! What better weather than to get out and enjoy your Christmas Shopping!

The crews in Valentine have cleared the streets for you and the stores have their shelves stocked and ready for wrapping under the tree.

But some of the best gifts you'll find shopping in Valentine, Nebraska, are the memories you'll make.

There are several places you can stay while you're in Valentine...just for fun. To make memories. Trade Winds Lodge, and Valentine's Niobrara Lodge, are a couple. These lodging facilities can also be a God send for your out-of-town guests or a girls retreat for a shopping get-together!

What about a winter family vacation? What? Most vacation time renews in January...what a great time for family to get together and really enjoy each other and their surroundings. This is a great time to book a staycation at the Double R Guest Ranch, There are many things to do including watching migrating birds, fishing, snow fort making, and whatever your imagination can dream up. Get out and cabin fever this year!

 There is nothing quite like winter photography! A dusting on the hills, migratory birds, deer, ice sculptures, snow drifts, family decked out in vibrant colors against a snowy backdrop, sledding down these pristine hills...captured for a future of memories!

 Gift giving can be as simple as contacting Brewer's Canoers, for a summer trip instead.

Gift Certificates are another great gift idea. With all the craziness of buying presents it can sure limit friends and families' grocery budgets. How about the gift of groceries from Henderson's IGA, Henderson's IGA can also simplify your parties and get-togethers by catering with the best food!

For something completely unique and one of a kind, Outback Screen Printing and Embroidery, and the Quilting Cupboard,,  can help you out.

Do you know someone who needs prayer? How about yourself in this busy season. Patterns from Fear Not Pattern Company, to the rescue! Something for everyone...stitch by stitch pray for the recipient - even if it turns out to be you!

Finally, it's time for family and friends to gather together for the annual Christmas at the Bowring Ranch. This Saturday, in Merriman, at 6:00 p.m. MOUNTAIN TIME, you'll be treated to the best beef steak BBQ, music, dancing, and if you don't know anyone when you get there, you'll leave having made friends to visit with again next year. Tickets go fast. Call Park Superintendent Diane Burress at 1-308-684-3428. Find out more by going to

One of the best gifts our community has is the gift of each other! This is made possible, in part, through Cherry County Hospital. Keeping our family, friends, and neighbors healthy. We're a blessed community!

Share your blessings here in Valentine, Nebraska...make it the place where you and your family have warm, treasured memories, all year long!

 Celebrating the REASON for the Season! 
Merry Christmas