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
, 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.