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Apr 2, 2012 - Carhenge

When we left Cherry Creek State Park at 7:30 this morning it was 42F and the wind coming out of the NW at 15-25MPH with gusts up to 45. We had about a 20 mile stretch of cement freeway on I -70 that was so rough it jarred loose the catch on the bedroom awning, the wind caught it and tore the canvas as well as bending one arm. We got into Alliance, Ne. just after 2:30 after battling wind with gusts up to 55MPH all the way, the visibility was low due to blowing dirt and it is only 45F so it feels and looks like a nasty winter day. Alliance is...

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Aug 27, 2010 - Not in Kansas Anymore!

Headed west out of Kansas, after an ample breakfast at the Landmark Inn. (Big breakfasts are becoming something of a theme for us.) The temperatures were perfect for biking when we left in the morning, just around 60 degrees. Entered Nebraska and endless miles of cornfields. Trucks outnumber cars on the roads here by at least 4 to 1. We covered almost 300 miles today and didn't see a Walmart. On the other hand, every small town has a John Deere store. Met a nice elderly woman at a Nebraska coffee shop who wanted to sit on the motorcycles so...

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West on Two Wheels

Aug 18, 2009 - Alliance, NE

After leaving South Dakota we headed due south into Nebraska. Nebraska is one of the states we hadn't visited yet. Just outside Alliance on highway 87 is a sculpture that is a replication of Stonehenge, England's mystical alignment of stones. The sculpture is called Carhenge. It consists of thirty-eight cars placed to mimic Stonehenge. Some of the cars are buried in the earth up to five feet deep while others are welded on top. Carhenge was created by Jim Reinders and family over twenty years ago and is a top attraction bring tens of...

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Adventures in 2009

Sep 28, 2008 - Scotts Bluff/Carhenge

Start odometer: 46807 We took Hwy 26 from Guernsey, WY to Scottsbluff, NE. En route, we drove through Fort Laramie (Not Laramie) - population 243, Lingle - population 510, then Torrington, whose population of 5000+ is higher than its altitude. When we had to stop at a red light in Torrington, it occurred to us that we hadn’t seen a traffic light in days. This is one of the joys of rural living that I could easily get used to. Our first stop of the day was Scotts Bluff National Monument. Throughout time, Scotts Bluff has been viewed as a...

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Jul 10, 2008 - Alliance, NE (Carhenge!)

One of the first places that made it on to our itinerary was Alliance Nebraska, home of Carhenge. Some wise soul took old cars, stacked them like Stonehenge and the rest is art history. Other automotive works of art have sprouted around Carhenge and we wandered in the hot, hot Nebraska afternoon to admire the effects. Thanks to the miracle of digital photography and our trip journal, you can now admire these masterpieces as well.

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May 31, 2008 - Stop 5: Alliance, Nebraska

Saturday, May 31 Today. Nebraska. We’re in Alliance, Nebraska - a big rail hub; we met cars and cars and cars of coal en route to Alliance on highway 2 (from Wyoming, a non-native local informed us at the city’s Central Park this evening). We didn’t see much else other than that and some cattle; even 61 from Ogallala was just miles and miles of the rolling, grass-covered Sand Hills. I’ve realized over the last few days’ travel through the open countryside of western OK, KS and NE that I’ve gotten out of touch with my rural roots. It’s...

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GJA does the Midwest

Sep 18, 2007 - Time to leave the Hills

OK, Lets head 'em out!! Sept.18 was the day set to depart. We had 2 visiting friends, so that made 3 BIG trucks and RV's heading South...A Convoy!!!! First day was a short jaunt, only 145 miles to my home town of Alliance, Nebraska. Since they don't have an RV Park large enough to handle the BIG Rigs, we called the local K Mart and ask if we could ALL park in their lot. SURE,,,!!!! They said "that will be fine". We don't do much parking lot camping, but since it was my home town, I felt a little more comfortable. We all made a circle, just...

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Mike & Pats Travels

Sep 13, 2007 - Day Ten - Nemo, SD to Alliance, NE

After Dean made breakfast again and Mark fed the turkeys leftover pizza and candy corn, we departed our cabin and headed for Mt Rushmore. It was a cool morning (42 degrees) and we arrived at the park just ahead of the scores of tour buses behind us. Mt Rushmore was pretty cool, although we all thought it looked smaller in real life than we had seen in pictures. There were several workmen doing something to Jefferson's nose, but we're not sure exactly what...it is allergy season, so we can only guess. Then we went to the Crazy Horse Memorial...

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Sep 20, 2005 - Alliance, NE

forse avrete gia' visto questo posto in fotografia, nel 1995 una foto di Carhenge premio internazionale di fotografia. E' una ricostruzione fedele di Stonehenge, fatta con automobili piantate nella sabbia. Ah, l'America!!! Comunque un posto affascinante, sicuramente diverso, valeva la pena di venire fin qui per vederlo e fotografarlo. proseguiamo per la Black Hills, a dopo! A&F

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Jul 19, 2003 - Floating down the Niobrara River

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...

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