Winter in the Desert - 2013 travel blog

Yesterday's drive through the Rockies was a challenge. Today's through the flatness of Nebraska was blessedly boring. Only one million folks live in the whole state and 60% of them live in Omaha, so the road was empty. Part of the route followed the North Platte River and we saw huge flocks of birds congregating in the nearby lakes. Perhaps they were snowbirds heading home just like we are. There aren't that many campgrounds along this stretch of I-80 and we're not sure whether they are open yet, so we opted for the campground at the Horseshoe Casino just across the Iowa border. We knew that the casino would be open and its parking lots plowed and not too many family groups celebrating the Easter weekend together would choose to camp at a casino. We could see remnants of the heavy snow that came through here a week ago and the water is not turned on yet at the individual campsites, but for half the usual price ($15) we're glad we stopped here once again. We could easily drive home from here tomorrow, but instead we will be looking for another campground where there are few choices to begin with that is close to HWH our jack manufacturer. If nothing is open, we'll boondock in their parking lot.

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