Then we left to travel to Kearney area, camping in Elk Creek, a Passport America park with full hook ups.
We saw more coal trains along the way, and a few crop dusters as we traveled the Lincoln Highway (also a Nebraska Scenic Byway). We saw signs advertising the Archway, which is a monument/museum that is built over the highway.
After checking into our campsite, we had lunch in our own rigs and relaxed a while before going out to tour the Archway. But, however interesting and clever it might have been, we felt it was a little too pricey and passed on it. It supposedly takes you on a trip through the history of the pioneers crossing Nebraska. Visit North Platte Archway Monument.
So then we decided to visit and cool off in the Kearney Elks Lodge, which owns a Golf Course. We basically had the place to ourselves chatting with a couple of people until the golfers all started coming in after their games. They were a happy, fun loving crowd.