Blogs from Ogallala, Nebraska, United States, North America


North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 26th 2019

June 26 This morning we had another fun walk down the road and thankfully most of the mud had dried up from yesterday’s hot weather. We met two ladies on the walk with two dogs and two young girls, one about 8-9 was bawling her eyes out complaining of having to walk. Seems mother’s remedy was to walk off and leave the bawling child behind about 100 ft. We were sympathetic to the mother and glad to see her generation letting her daughter understand the harsh realities of life. Yes it is hot outside! Since we had to put Red and Dottie back on leash it was a shorter walk than normal, just too noisy. LOL. It was a quiet afternoon, took a nap and did some chores. Late afternoon we started fishing. Yesterday, we only ... read more
My fishing buddy!
Nice Channel Cat!

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 25th 2019

June 25 This morning it was another beautiful day! We wanted to take the dogs down a hiking trail that goes along the lake. It’s basically a dirt road next to the lake bounded by a pasture full of angus cattle on the other side. Last time we were here is was a great place to take the dogs and go off leash because it is rare to find other people on the path. We had meant to bring the the e-collars just to ensure we’d have some way to control the dogs. We certainly weren’t going back for them so we decided we’d hope the dogs would stay with us. There is no shade along the path and by 10:30 this morning it was really hot going down the path. Red immediately ran ahead and ... read more
David waving for help as Red and Dottie take a mud bath!
David has a quiet evening fishing.
Roasting jumbo marshmallows.

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 24th 2019

June 24 Oh the dogs woke us up early this morning 6:30. I could hear Dottie scratching at her crate. She rarely gets up before Red but then he went out about midnight last night. I got up and put my robe on telling both the dogs and David I’m going to go back to bed. It was a quick trip for them and I had Dot go right back to her crate. Red followed as did David shortly thereafter. I was asleep I’m sure by 6:45. When I finally woke up it was 8:16 and everyone was still asleep. I got the dogs and just put my cloths on and closed the bedroom door as David was still fast asleep. The dogs and I went outside and there it was, the most glorious, warm sunshiny ... read more
Red enjoying the sunshine.
View of our campground from the Dam.
Sunset over Lake Ogallala.

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 23rd 2019

June 23 Oh wow what a morning, I was woke up by David rustling around in his rain jacket waking the dogs. My first thought was what the heck is going on. David then said he wanted to get the dogs out and then get sewer and water disconnected before it started raining again. Our son’s camper was next door and I could see he was up and disconnecting too. Everyone leaves today, us, our son, and my brother but 7:30???? Begrudgingly both Dottie and I got out of bed and she went to David for a quick trip out. I got dressed and noticed how bad the weather outside was and how damn cold it was in the trailer. I beelined for the furnace to turn it on and the electric fireplace too! It was ... read more
Trucks and us were doing ok!
Fog warning!
Our spot at Lake Ogallala

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 1st 2014

Geo: 41.1281, -101.719Alright, alright, alright.....we made it to Lake McConaughy in Nebraska. It is a beautiful 30,000 acre lake surrounded by sand beaches and campgrounds.But, it was not without some effort to get here. We drove through a torrential downpour in the middle of the plains of Nebraska, with some insane wind, and a little bit of hail. Everyone was doing about 35 on the interstate, and we actually pulled off in a rest area for a few minutes until the rain and wind let up. There were some nasty clouds too....we were looking for a funnel cloud but never saw one.The rest of the drive was great....a little gusty but very flat. And, we are now in the mountain time zone. Off to Wyoming tomorrow.... read more
The calm before the storm
Lake McConaughy
Camping along the bank of the lake

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala July 31st 2013

I decided on a lazy morning this morning. It is no fun driving due east early in the morning, the sun makes it very bright straight on. So, I waited until the sun is over the yardarm (windshield) and took off from Saratoga WY at 9:00 am. High anxiety day for me, climbing up the Snowy Range Pass, and then coming down the other side – altogether about 30 miles. As soon as I turned onto the road, though, I knew it was going to be ok. SR 130 was a nice freshly paved one lane each way with guard rails where needed. The first few miles were flat, nothing to it. Then we climbed. Along the road until I entered the National Forrest I saw beautiful ranches. They must have had a contest as to ... read more
First Glimpse of Mountains in the distance

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 22nd 2010

Tuesday June 22nd Daily Information High temp: 84 Low temp: 75 Highest Elevation: 3072’ above sea level Lowest Elevation: 535’ above sea level Campground Elevation: 3082’ above sea level Traveled 321 miles Departed 9:20 AM CDT warm and sunny. Highlights: Following the Oregon Trail Redwing Blackbirds Everywhere Corn Fields and more Corn Fields in the Corn Husker State Stop at Cabelas in Kearny, NE - Fun Huge grain elevators Great Platte River Road Archway Gothenberg Pony Express Station and Sod House North Platte River Buffalo Bill Cody’s Ranch South Platte River Entered Mountain Daylight Time Zone 3:30 PM MDT Arrived Country View Campground 4:30 PM MDT Toured John Deere Farm Heavy Equipment Tomorrow headed to Rawlins Wyoming ... read more
West Trip 2010
West Trip 2010
West Trip 2010

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