Because we were on the Amber Airplane Family Summer Tour, we stopped by her aunt's house and played with her 20 (yes, 20) cats. Her aunt was kind enough to take us an hour and a half down to Nebraska (yee haw!) for a float ride down the Niobrara River. I had never floated down a river, but I heard it is the thing to do in the west. On a hot summer day, I have to say I agree! It's pretty damn cool. You rent tubes for $25 each, and float down the river. It takes about four hours when the water is flowing pretty good (like it was when we went). The key is to bring a cooler filled with drinks and all kinds of snacks, which is what her aunt did. If you go, make sure to stop at the halfway point (the Smith waterfall). It's Nebraska's tallest waterfall, and probably the coldest. It sure is refreshing though. Sharp's Tubes & Canoes, HC 13, Box 34A, Sparks, NE 69220, tel.: 402-376-2506
That's all for this week, folks. Next week we finish up our trip of South Dakota.