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Aug 4, 2018 - Day 67 - Alma, NE

It's a cool, calm morning so I take a long walk with LJ on some back roads around the park. I forgot to mention that Hamilton Missouri is famous as the birthplace of - wait for it - J. C. Penny! There's a JC Penny museum here (which we somehow find the courage to not go visit) and the local high school is Penny High. After the walk, I spend a good chunk of time trying to figure out a good spot to stop on our way to Colorado. There is literally nothing on US 36 between Hamilton and Denver that looks promising, so I decide we'll go north at...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Aug 26, 2014 - Alma, NE

Tue, 26 Aug: Another day on the road, and serendipity... Another lazy day as we stayed snug in our bed until 0700. It doesn't get light until 0630 or so which helps us savor those extra few minutes before facing another day. Have we mentioned how wonderful retirement is? Once moving about the cabin Sandi raised the shades on the east side of the coach to be greeted with clouds backlit by the rising sun. She was commenting on the remarkable shapes of the clouds when a clap of thunder rocked the coach. Raising the west facing shades revealed...

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2014 Travels

Aug 25, 2014 - Alma, Nebraska

8/25 – 8/31 Only 27 miles brought us to the Methodist Cove COE campground in Alma, Nebraska. Ken discovered this campground on one of his drives while we were in Holdrege. The campground is quite nice, full hook-ups for only $12 (if you are old). The sites are quite large. Our site is at the end of a loop and our yard is about the size of a football field. Most of Ken’s time was spent in our yard reading while Joan worked on a computer project involving her 20,000 photos. Sandi and Bob Swanson stopped by the campground for two days. They...

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May 31, 2010 - Memorial Day

Monday Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, a day set aside to remember, honor and show respect to all the men and women who have given their lives serving this United States of America. To many this is just a holiday weekend that signifies the start of summer. The pools open and most of the kids are starting summer vacation from school. But, if you want to get a real sense of what this day was intended to be you need to look no further than any local chapter of VFW or the DAR or SAR. They hold memorial ceremonies at many...

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May 30, 2010 - Harlan County Dam Tour

Sunday We attended church at the E-Free church in Alma. The Pastor, Mike Bell, had a good teaching on Christian biblical discipline and how to tell if one is a christian or not, using 2nd John. After lunch we drove back to the Harlan County Dam for the first tour of the year given by the COE. The tour consisted of watching a 20 minute video about the building of the dam and a talk by one of the rangers. This dam was built for flood control only. No power is generated here. Before this dam was completed in 1952 there had been several major...

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May 29, 2010 - A relaxed weekend and Memorial Day

Saturday We are just going to lay low for this weekend. The campground here is full and the Harlan County Resevoir is the place to be for folks within a couple hundred miles, or so it seems. Today has been very windy, gusts of 35 & 40 mph. White caps on the lake. We trucked a few miles east and then west of Alma to see the small towns around here. About 8 miles east is Republican City. It was moved to its current location back in 1950 when the Harlan County Dam was built. The old town site is now under water. About 8 miles west of Alma is...

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May 28, 2010 - Moving a little further west.

Friday, May 28th Time to move on. We got up early and packed everthing for travel inside the trailer, hooked up and pulled out. Continuing west on US136 we made a short stop in Red Cloud, NE to send a fax. The building right next to where we parked was the McFarland Hotel. I would have liked to have talked to someone there to find out the story on that, but we wanted to get on to Alma. Our destination is Alma City Park on the Harlan County Resevoir. The Trailer Life Campground book said no reservations, so we want to get there early in the...

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Oct 3, 2008 - Harlan Lake, NE

Hello from Harlan Lake, NE. We thought we were lost and wandering around pulling our trailer when we finally found Harlan Lake, NE - the campground we were looking for. Lo and behold, there were a dozen or so other campers here when we arrived. Funny how that works! We thought we could use the kayaks here, but it is too windy, and apparently, it us usually windy here. Oh well...we did school work instead - lucky boys! Actually, though, after the school work was done, the boys found a small group of other kids playing on the nearby...

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