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Jun 29, 2012 - RMNP to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

We were on the road by 9:00, leaving Rocky Mountain. We finally got the internet in Estes Park where we spent a few hours so you all knew where we were and what we were up to. Sadly, we returned to hot weather, though not in the triple digits. Leaving Colorado we entered Wyoming for a short while but we did see a herd of domesticated bison. We left the major highways and drove down some country roads into Nebraska. We were quite surprised by the landscape. Our vision of Nebraska was quite different than what we were seeing. We finally got...

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Jun 18, 2011 - North Nebraska

17 June So, Red Willow State Rec. Area- Very nice campground, if not a bit exposed. I’m glad bought a NOAA weather radio. It alerted me to a severe storm warning that went into effect last night. Lightning all over the place and wind then rain. Alert said winds could get as high as 60mph. It went to the south, luckily, but there were a few moments I thought of going to the restroom for shelter, I just didn’t want to stay in there until midnight! Then I thought of rolling over inside the trailer and losing it after just 3 days. I’m thinking...

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Knomad in America

Jul 18, 2010 - Nebraska- Black Hills

We left Kansas on Thursday and spent one night at Victoria Springs State Park, Neb. It was just a one night stop over and we left before the mosquitoes ate us up!! It was pretty though. We drove to Chadron State Park on Friday and are still here. The black hills are beautiful and we have done some hiking with the dogs (see photos) and fished for trout. Paul did catch one trout (see photo). LOL We leave tomorrow for Deadwood South Dakota. We have an actual reservation at a campground that looks really pretty. We will be there until Fri am...

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Reynolds On The Road

Jun 2, 2010 - Tick heaven!!!

Jim is determined to manage his diabetes and has been getting 10,000 steps (5 miles) of walking every day. Today we had a few more than 10,000, just about 17,000. Our agenda for today was to hike in Chadron State Park. We did not realize that the trip to the look-out was ALL uphill. Then when we got there, we saw that a road leads right up to the overlook! And how can a trail be all uphill going down as well as up? We also discovered a tick paradise. We had to knock them off of each other about every 30 yards. As we could see them hanging...

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Jun 1, 2010 - Eek! A snake!

This is our second night in Chadron, Nebraska. We will be here tomorrow night, too, as we explore the area. Our first exploration of the day (Jim's first official day of retirement since it is Monday) was quite local. Chadron State College is on the southeastern edge of Chadron. In 2006, a massive fire burned over 60,000 acres and came right to the edge of the Chadron campus before it was stopped. The fire topped "C" Mountain and started to come down the side before it was contained. Colleague Rhonda Ahrens from Physicians Mutual used to...

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May 31, 2010 - Indian Country

Our very short night was spent at the Tradewinds Motel in Valentine, Nebraska. The night was so short because the walls were so thin. When our neighbors finally settled down at almost midnight, we, too, were able to sleep - but only until 5:12! There were a number of "boat" people at our motel. Apparently it is important to get your boat out on the lake before the fish wake up. Anyway, after hiking around Fort Falls and seeing a variety of wildlife, we headed off to the Arthur Bowring Ranch. We arrived at the ranch and watched a short film...

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Apr 29, 2010 - Fur Traders Museum & more

On our way to Chadron, Nebraska, we stopped at “Chimney Rock”, near Scottsbluff. Chimney Rock is a unique formation. It can be seen for miles and signaled the end of the prairies as the trail became more steep & rugged heading west towards the Rocky Mountains. Chadron State Park is the oldest state park in Nebraska (1921) and was our home for 3 days. Toadstool Geologic Park looks like a waste land, but is actually beautiful.. It is considered badlands by definition: “Rugged arid lands with heavy clay soils that are eroded by wind and...

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Triden's Travels

Apr 20, 2010 - Chadron, NE part two

Here is the crux of the text I lost yesterday (4/19) when my internet connection failed: Sunday night, we took the car into Chadron to find a park for the dogs. We found one just as nice as any in Denver. We met a dog there that was off-leash, so the three dogs ran and played, while I watched the sky changing. Even though it was nearly 7pm, there was still plenty of fuel for the clouds to tower and blacken. We had walked around the park, and were coming back to the car when we noticed that the kids from the park were all running home....

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Apr 19, 2010 - Chadron, NE

We drove north Sunday to Chadron, NE. On the way, we intended to stop in Alliance and see Carhenge (an artist’s version of Stonehenge, built entirely of cars buried face down). I missed the turn off, and it took us forever to find a place to turn around, and about 30 extra miles to go back to see it. Once we got there, we discovered that there wasn’t any parking, so Bill just pulled over on the highway, and I jumped out to snap the pics. I was actually more impressed with the art a couple of more miles up the road. On the side of the same...

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Jul 20, 2009 - Ainsworth to Chadron, Neb.

I was going to have a mediocre review of northern Nebraska. The rolling foothills of cattle and windmills are pretty, but the towns themselves are tiny and dusty. Not much to do. We have been looking for a place to see the new “Harry Potter” movie, but Chadron, the biggest city we’ve stayed in, has just one show a day on weekdays. Isn’t it summer vacation? But I take back anything bad I said. I’ve found a piece of paradise just 9 miles down the highway from Wal-Mart: Chadron State Park. This place is awesome. I wish we could stay a week. We...

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Oct 3, 2008 - Day Twenty-Seven Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Into Nebraska

Well, Molly lost $35.00 in Deadwood. The only slot that Butch dropped a coin in was a parking meter, and it was broken and did not give him any time. Deadwood is truly "dead" in the mornings when the casinos are closed, so we got on the road pretty early. Had breakfast at a neat little cafe in Hill City. Motored on to the Crazy Horse Memorial. This has to be seen to be believed. This huge mountain sculpture was begun in 1948 by a single man with a chisel and a huge vision and grew into a project with a $4 million annual budget. He died in...

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BORN TO BE WILD

Oct 1, 2008 - Chadron, NE

Found a really great state park on the outskirts of Chadron, NE. Chadron is located in the NW corner of Nebraska - close to the Nebraska National Forest! Yes, there are trees here and it's pretty with rolling hills. We found a great little public library in Chadron and the kids and I got all the computer time we wanted, and then some! The boys were in heaven with fast internet and their own computer. Thank goodness for public libraries! If you care to look back at some previous entries, I have added the boys' comments to many of these....

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