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Gering, NE - Robidoux RV Park - site 8

Gering, NE - Robidoux RV Park - site 8, another view

Gering, NE - Robidoux RV Park - site 8, and another

Custer State Park, SD to Scottsbluff/Gering, NE - our route - 190...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 1 - Southbound under gray...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 2 - SW South Dakota...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 3 - entering Nebraska, camera...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 4 - still lots of...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 5 - one of the...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 6 - and we saw...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 7 - finally had some...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 8 - I said almost

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 9 - not sure what...

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 10 - still very hilly

Custer State Park, SD to Gering, NE 11 - approaching Scottsbluff

Day Trip 1 - on the way to Scotts Bluff National Monument

Day Trip 2

Day Trip 3

Day Trip 4

Day Trip 5 - notice the corn fields below this part of...

Day Trip 6 - Connestoga wagon and oxen pulling it

Day Trip 7

Day Trip 8 - one of the three tunnels on the road...

Day Trip 9 - view of our campground from the top of...

Day Trip 10 -and there is the Mothership in the campground

Day Trip 11 - view of the Visitor Center and the road...

Day Trip 12

Day Trip 13 - a view of the town of Scottsbluff

Day Trip 14 - some of the farm land surrounding the monument

Day Trip 15

Day Trip 16 - the North Platte River as it winds through...

Day Trip 17 - historical marker at the site of a former...

Day Trip 18 - and a B&B (made out of an old...

Day Trip 19 - one of the farm machines as we go...

Day Trip 20 - on the way to the Robidoux Trading Post

Day Trip 21

Day Trip 22 - the Robidoux Trading Post

Day Trip 23

Day Trip 24

Day Trip 25

Day Trip 26 - the grave site of Rebecca Winters just east...

Day Trip 27 - her headstone with the Salt Lake Temple on...

Day Trip 28 - the original grave marker made by a close...

Day Trip 29 - the other side of the newer headstone


Our trip from Custer State Park to Gering, NE was conducted under foggy, rainy skies for almost the entire distance which greatly restricted the number and quality of our road pictures. It was much more hilly than expected when you hear of the high plains.

We are staying at the Robidoux RV Park which is a very nice city park with much larger than normal sites. We have a concrete pad with landscaping, 50 amp full hookups, great Verizon and a clear view of the satellites.

We didn't do anything over the weekend except feed our addiction to football. The games this weekend were not as good as previous weeks. Of course, the Gators getting their heads handed to them by Tennessee didn't improve things any!!!

Today, Monday, was for touring the area. We started off with a trip to the Scotts Bluff National Monument which played a significant part in the westward expansion of this country when settlers were headed west on the California, Oregon, and Mormon Trails which all ran along the North Platte River next to the Scotts Bluff monument.

We then went on search of the Robidoux Pass and Robidoux Trading Post. This involved a 23 mile journey on mostly gravel roads through the back country south of the Scotts Bluff National Monument. The roads were really pretty good and Libby loved it. We got to see a lot of open range for the cattle as all of the area is privately owned and we enjoyed the trip as well. The trading post itself looks remarkably realistic as it is a replica built not long ago. The only bad part was trying to avoid the cow patties surround the building!!!

Next we came back in towards Scottsbluff and visited the grave site of Rebecca Winters, a traveler on the Mormon trail who succumbed to cholera in 1852.

Tomorrow, we head for North Platte, NE for a two-night stay.

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