Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Nebraska has lots of trains!!! Most carrying coal as you can see...

Wonder what happened here? A large bird perhaps, lol?

We love red barns, although this is a Visitor Center...

Can you see the cattle? Plenty of cattle grazing in this area...

Cool sky!

Love this shot of the sun hiding...


Today was the toughest travel day we've ever had due to wind. It was bad! We normally average around 11mpg pulling and today we got 7.2, arghhhh! We were being slammed from the side and kept hoping as we moved further East that it might improve....it didn't. We traveled Highway 2 out of Alliance on a 'Scenic Highway', the Sandhill Journey. Traffic was light, which was nice, but I wouldn't call it a very 'scenic' drive. We picked up Hwy 10 in Hazard and headed South to Kearney, arriving around 8pm, tired & hungry. After locating our space for the night we unhooked the truck and went a mile or so back to town to the Red Lobster for a terrific crab dinner. Now that was a nice way to end a tiring day!

Our friends, Mike & Pat McFall visited the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument here in Kearney recently, and due to their coverage of it, we decided to make it a point to stop on our way through Nebraska. I called ahead of time & got permission to camp on the property for the night as we were arriving after closing time. They were very pleasant & said to come and make ourselves comfortable. So, we are here, all tucked in for the night & looking forward to our day tomorrow. By the way, we are on Central time now. So for those on Pacific time, we are two hours ahead of you in case you are calling! Time to hit the sack now, goodnight....

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