Joyce and Sam's 2009 RV excursions travel blog

Middle NE - ranch land - Ted Turner is biggest landowner

Chilly, wet this morn coming thorugh typical NE town

Near Bridgeport, NE - called Courthouse & Jail Rock

Who would expect a Gator in NE!

If you want an old pump - this is the place


We left the motel site and train serenade early this morning and headed toward Cheyenne, WY...passing through pretty ranch country like you might see in the movies (ranches too far away to see).

We're told that Ted Turner is the biggest land owner in NE, but I think I read that he is the biggest in the country.

It was rainy and cool through most of the way here.

This is typical of many of the small towns we went through...in fact this is bigger than most, except Alliance. We went through Alliance, NE and saw where many of the trains come from...or are repaired. There was a big railroad yard there.

Terraine got flat for awhile, then rolly and green again on the western part of NE. We passed old cars for miles, apparently heading for a car show in Alliance. Neat to watch. A couple were in small coupes with no roof...drivers really bundled up in this weather!

Near Bridgeport, NE, we passed this rock formation, just sitting out in the middle of otherwise plush green land. It is a noted "historical site" called "Courthouse and Jail Rock" (look it up on your maps).

I couldn't resist taking a picture of the Gator Motel sign for my Gator relatives. It was in a very little town.

And so was this "Antique" store with the old gas pumps

. Not much else in the town.

Just after crossing into Wyoming, we stopped for a real lunch (i.e. actually left the dog and went into a small cafe)...simple, but good home cooking and home made desserts. Noli was sitting in the driver's seat when we got back. She is always afraid that the front part will leave without her if she stays in the back.

Decent, clean campground here in Cheyenne...sites close, but nicely kept. We're glad to have cable & wi/fi again. We will leave here tomorrow and head for CO.



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