I was inspired by the first example in "Casting Your Net with OpenVPN" by Paul Duncan article that was published in the Linux Magazine.
First I created configuration files at both ends, see screen dump for the client configure file:
Then I started OpenVPN on both computers:
and similarly at the remote server:
After establishing the connection, I could connect via my private network:
I did SSH from my client (10.55.55.2) to my server (10.55.55.1):