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North America » United States » Nebraska October 15th 2011

Saturday Oct 15 and Sunday Oct 16 - After a good nights rest at Julesburg I took a U turn at Ogallala after driving around in it a bit as the only reason I wanted to go there is because it was featured in the movie Lonesome Dove. I then headed back Northwest to Scotts Bluff , Neb. I toured the Morman trail, Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff and went to Register Cliff in Wyoming then was planning on heading north on Hwy 85 to the Black Hills but had a oil cooler line leak in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. October 16 Scotts Bluff to Colorado Springs.... Overnighted in Scotts Bluff last night at the SuperWalmart 3322 Ave I at Hwy 26 . I found a pool of Oil under my truck in the morning and found ... read more
Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock
Chimney rock
Morman camp marker

North America » United States » Nebraska » Gothenburg September 19th 2011

Gothenburg is located in the Interstate that runs east to west at the north end of the state.The town has a number of old historical houses and buildings, however it was the Pony Express Station that got us to leave the Interstate for a few minutes.Did you know the Pony Express operated for only 18 months and ran from Missouri to California. Riders as young as 11 years of age were paid $25 a week to carry the mail While the station has been moved from its original site to a Gothenburg park. Admission is FREE. The old Sun Theater was operated as an opera house from 1909 to 1926 and later became a movie theater where the cost to see a movie was 10 cents for children and 20 cents for adults.It is currently operated ... read more
First Presbyterian Church
Pont Express Office
Downtown Gothenburg

North America » United States » Nebraska September 10th 2011

Have you ever been to a missile silo? Well we have. We headed out, just off the highway to a Minuteman Missile Silo. There was a very interesting guide there. He actually had worked at the site for many years. He gave us very informative tour and answered numerous questions. We drove on to the Badlands National Park. This area is formed by dry winds and arid conditions. I was surprised by the shear size of the park. There were great overlooks where you could see for miles. On the way to our hotel in Scottsbluff Ne, took off and drove to the small town of Hemingford. Ed's mother ,Rita, was born there. We drove around the quaint little town and the area. Very nice, small town, clean and quiet. Just what you would imagine in ... read more
Badlands NP
Pit stop at Badlands NP
Badlands Np

North America » United States » Nebraska » Scottsbluff September 7th 2011

I got up at 6:30 this morning feeling well rested and ready for the day vowing to get an early start. After having coffee, walking Oscar, and visiting with some fishermen I am again behind. These chores are getting in the way. Washed the dishes, put the chair away secured everything, disconnected and went to the dump station. Needed water too. I did improve on yesterday, it was 8:40 when I got on the road. The drive is becoming almost effortless, open road at 75 mph and fewer cars all the time. The landscape has changed and now I really feel like I’m in the west. There are more cattle ranches, wheat fields, and horses grazing, continues to be flat. I stopped at a Walmart in North Platt and went food shopping. I am craving vegetables ... read more
Chimney Rock

North America » United States » Nebraska » Grand Island September 6th 2011

How can you get up at 6:30 am and not get on the road til 9:15? I am an expert at getting distracted. The morning on the lake was just beautiful. The temperature was 47 degrees outside so there was mist coming off the lake. I had to get dressed warmly to go outside and enjoy my coffee, my UMBC hoodie kept me nice and warm. The crows were talking, the herons were flying in for their favorite fishing spot, and the king fishers were in a fallen tree watching for their breakfast to appear. I took a few pictures, got out the binoculars and watched as the sun rose and the drama unfolded. So many fish jumped it surely must have been their breakfast time. Before I knew it it was after 8 and I ... read more
Photo 3
huge windmills
Grand Island, NE

North America » United States » Nebraska » Lincoln August 24th 2011

First entry....just thought I would get this thing rolling. Still much to do, both at work and at home. And don't even ask me about my French! -- Tom... read more

North America » United States » Nebraska » Lincoln August 15th 2011

15. august 2011 – dag 3 Minneapolis, Minnesota -> Iowa -> Lincoln, Nebraska Sitter i bilen og hører country musikk og kjører langs en «scenic route» som også er merket Lewis og Clark highway. Som Bill Bryson er vi ikke overveldet av sceniciteten. Siste stykke på dagens reise er mellom Sioux City og Lincoln. Neverlost er plottet inn på Super 8. Magene romler og vi håper på en restaurant i neste by. Forrige by hadde en restaurant men den så litt nedlagt ut. Neste by viste seg å ikke være bedre, så løsningen ble å bruke Neverlost enda en gang, denne gangen er den plottet inn på en Mexikansk restaurant i Freemont. Med 21 minutter til mat benyttes Triscuit – kjeks av fullkorn og uten sukker – som ble kjøpt på¨K- mart i Webster City. Etter ... read more

North America » United States » Nebraska » Gering August 12th 2011

Hi everyone, today we stopped in Gering, Nebraska. It is Gerry's birthday and here we are in a beautiful city owned rv park. Well kept and all very friendly. We got here around 4pm and didn't have to go into town this time as I did shopping the day before. Nebraska was a surprize as getting here it was flat and dry and then we find cliffs and bluffs. Beautiful. The weather is only... read more

North America » United States » Nebraska » Omaha June 30th 2011

This is where we are headed....this is why we are going..... (see photo)... read more

North America » United States » Nebraska » North Platte June 27th 2011

Greenwood, Neb. To Cheyenne,Mo After a pleasant and quiet night we renewed our travels down I 80 on a cloudy and cooler Sunday. Light traffic and only light mist made for a pleasant travel day. We did note the high water of the South Platte River in all its manifestations and fields, ditches and lakes full of water. Some farms were flooded and the crops didn't look good. I forgot on yesterday's blog to mention that we noted Ken Gray Parkway in Missouri, in honor of we don't know who but maybe named for our Florida friend. In Cheyenne we returned to a military Fam Camp we visited once before at F. E. Warren AFB. One has to be careful navigating the base to avoid a 12'4” train trestle but the campground is quiet and secure. ... read more

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