2015 Montana, Calgary Stampede, Icefield Parkway travel blog

South Sioux City, NE - Scenic Park Campground - site 111

South Sioux City, NE - Scenic Park Campground - site 111, another...

South Sioux City, NE - Scenic Park Campground - site 111, and...

South Sioux City, NE - Scenic Park Campground - site 111 -...

A very small trailer in the campground

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 0 - our route...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 1 -one of the...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 2 - but there...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 3 - What is...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 4 - entering Iowa...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 5 - still early...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 6 - Yep, more...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 7 - eeny, meeny,...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 8 - pretty sound...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 9 - now that's...

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Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 11 - not sure...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 12 - ditto!

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 13 - Crossing the...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 14 - the Missouri...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 15 - some more...

Kansas City, MO - South Sioux City, NE 16 - signs directing...

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We finally found the road to Freedom Park - Libby loved it...

We did find this dog park dedicated to military dogs on the...

who the park was named for

the statue at the park.

the Vietnam Memorial wall at Freedom Park

and the huge flag flying over it in a brisk breeze

rolling farmland as far as you can see on route 12, the...

lots of farmers out today getting the fields in shape

typical rural scene.

lots of windmills

of various shapes and sizes


Our trip from Kansas City, MO to South Sioux City, NE covered 282 miles, all of it on interstates and under bright blue skies - what a difference a few days makes. We went up the West side of Missouri and Iowa before crossing over the Missouri River to get to our campground in South Sioux City, NE.

We are staying at the Scenic Park Campground which is a city park right on the Missouri River. We stayed here in 2009 coming back from Alaska and wanted to stay here again. Much has changed since we were here. The Missouri River flooded in 2011 and almost completely wiped out the campground. Most of the large trees were lost and new have now started growing in their place. When they overhauled the campground they added new sites on the east section and put 50 amps at all sites. That's the good part. They now have a large population living here full time, greatly reducing the sites available for transients. They also restrict reservations to the water and electric only sites and the full hookup sites are "supposed" to be first come/first serve. That would be fine if it was adhered too but there appears to be a lot of cronyism and many of the full hookup sites also get reserved. We have three next to us that are reserved and have been for two days but no one is in them yet!! We do have good Verizon, the satellite was easy in the section we are in and they have free WiFi that works some of the time.

We spent most of the day Monday working on the Mothership, taking care of a lot of things we had put off waiting on decent weather. It was a good day and we got a lot accomplished. Speaking of the weather, we are loving it! Lows in the 40s and highs in the low 70s under sunny skies.

Tuesday we did a little sightseeing though there isn't much around here. we did take a trip out to Siouxland Freedom Park which is in the process of being built and has a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. There was also a small dog park dedicated to a local sailor that died in Afghanistan. We then took a short trip (about 40 miles) along scenic highway 12 which goes along the Lewis and Clark Trail and is also called the Outlaw Trail. It actually is about 200 miles long but after 40 miles of looking at nothing but farmland we returned to the Mothership.

We leave tomorrow for a one-night stay in Mitchell, SD, home of the Corn Palace.

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