The Edenaires traveled to Kearney, Nebraska area on March 30-April 1,2017. The cranes come to rest and refuel for about a month as they prepare for the arduous journey to breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. The shallow braided channels of Nebraska's Platte River in Kearney area provide safe nighttime roost sites and waste grain in nearby crop fields provide food to build up fat reserves needed for migration. The Edenaires were able to observe the birds along the River and also in the fields. It is estimated that about 600,000 cranes take part in this migration. The Edenaires also toured the Archway, Rowe Sanctuary, Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Fort Kearney State Historical Park in the same area. As is the Edenaire custom for trips, there was time for eating and fellowship. The Bible verse memorized during the trip was Luke 12:7"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows."