|Sun, Jun 27: We drove from Valentine in north central Nebraska (did you know that Cherry County Nebraska, pop. 6,000, is larger then Connecticut?) to Pender in north east Nebraska today. The trip was uneventful with a 45-minute lunch stop at the WalMart parking lot in Norfolk. We traveled exclusively on Federal (US 20 & US 275) and state NE 51 & NE 9) highways, and it was very pleasant cruising through the rolling farmland of America's Heartland in our comfy bus.
We are parked for the nite at the Blue Ox RV park, adjacent to the Blue Ox factory. Blue Ox manufactures tow bars and related equipment for the RV industry. They allow Blue Ox owners (our tow bar and tow car braking system are not Blue Ox), and Escapees members (we are Escapees members) to stay free in this very nice full service (including free internet) park. We may spend a few days at this rate...
Right now we're about 220 miles from Forest City. If all goes as planned we should be there Tuesday or so. Then we'll try to get the coach washed and settled in for most of July.