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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Seattle Woman Includes Sidney as Part of Her Adventure


August 31, 2018

Don Ogle

Lisa Hirata made a stop in Sidney as part of her bicycle journey across the country, receiving the offer of a soft bed from a local resident over her normal tent accommodations. Her four-month trip began in Seattle and had zig-zagged across the western U.S.

Like a busy bee flitting from flower to flower, a young Seattle, Wash. woman landed in Sidney over the weekend, getting her first taste of what Nebraska has to offer.

At 25, Lisa Hirata has been traveling the western United States in a wandering course, much like a honey bee looking for the best flowers to draw from. But instead of pollen, Hirata is drawing from the experiences of life and the people it brings across her path.

Her course is not only zig-zag, but extremely wandering as she makes her way east. She went down the west coast to California, across to New Mexico, up to Yellowston...

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