We awoke to a morning fog along the river and it was beautiful. We all took off to explore around town.
We have noticed around in Nebraska that Menards (kind of like a Lowe’s) is the big chain store place to shop. Bruce was looking for something, so we stopped by to take a look. They don’t have these on the west coast.
We were running errands with Bruce & Susan all over town, looking for something and looking for a FedEx and an RV Store when we saw a Veterans Monument. Being the curious and patriotic people that we are, we had to check it out and take lots of photos.
It was a memorial for all military services and all the wars were represented. They listed all the names of Nebraska citizens that were killed during all these conflicts. There was even a statue of a Canteen Woman, since those women were an important part of WWII history in this state. There was a sign telling us to use our cell phones and dial into a recorded story of the item we were standing by. A lot of work went into this Memorial and it was beautiful.
Afterwards, we visited the Cody Trading Post - half Museum, half tourist trinket store - with things to keep children busy. Lots of items about Buffalo Bill Cody and Indians. In the fenced in back yard of this place was a play area for children. And since we are children at heart, we enjoyed taking photos in the jail and with the giant Indian (which is a transformed "Muffler Man"). In case you don’t know about Muffler Man, just click here
to see more.