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Apr 8, 2014 - Made it to Henderson, Nebraska

Another good day on the road. We pulled out of Winfield, Kansas and headed north across Kansas. All day we had a head wind of 15 to 20 mph. The truck on a good day pulling the trailer gets 11 to 13 mpg. Well as soon as we got on the road you could watch the fuel mileage start to drop. At the end of the move we were getting 9 mpg. Maybe tomorrow it won't be as strong. When we left Winfield we went North on hwy 15 thru the country side. Then we got to Wichita, Kansas and got on Hwy 81 all the way to I80 in Nebraska. The we turned west for 10...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Leg One - Prarie Oasis

Today the dream began. It’s been 11 years in the planning. Suzi retired last week, Terry retired from Woodmen today. Woodmen released him in the morning. Suzi picked me up and we headed for the RV park where we had the RV. Bluffs Run in Council Bluffs, IA. We hooked up the Scion to the tow bar and disaster struck. The brake lights and turn signals on the car would not work. That’s a fast trip to a ticket. We checked the cable that hooks the RV system into the Scion. It appeared to be pinched, which could explain why it wasn’t working. Or a...

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Sep 25, 2011 - Across Nebraska

Date: September 25, 2011 Tonight’s Location: Henderson, NE Mileage: End - 87182 Start - 86791 Total Miles for the day: 391 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 53º High 71º Wildlife count: Pronghorn, Meadowlark, Red-tailed Hawk We left Cheyenne at 7:17 am and had an easy day of flat roads with a little construction – lots of corn, beans and wheat. We followed the Platte River along I-80. Our evening stop was the Prairie Oasis Campground, and it is lovely – right off of the interstate and we are situated overlooking a beautiful...

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Jul 5, 2011 - Travel Day - Henderson, Nebraska

We didn't do an updated while we was in Ogallala for a couple of nights because we didn't do anything except on the 4th when we went to Safeway for some grocery shopping and then back to the park to enjoy. The night came and we walked down to the road (alot of the RVers was doing the same thing) so we could watch the fireworks from the town. That is when we saw the gorgeous sunset. Travel day from Ogallala, Nebraska (Country View Campground) to Henderson, Nebraska (Prairie Oasis RV Park and Campground). This was 222 miles and along the way...

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May 30, 2011 - Stress? What Stress??

2011-05-30 I believe the start of every trip has some degree of stress associated with it. This morning started off well. We woke without the alarm at 6:05. I got my shower, shaved and sat down to a bowl of cereal. We had just a few things to put in the truck besides the frozen food and refrigerated items. Got that all done and said goodbye to Ron & Gloria and drove to the RV Storage lot. While we were packing those items into the Eagle Linda starts asking me if I had George’s medicine and his health certificate (yes & yes). Then she went...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Cheyenne to Henderson,NE

We drove 420 miles today from Cheyenne to Henderson,Nebraska. Fields upon fields of harvested corn or other crops. Farmers busy with their harvesters, trucks loaded with corn were all the scene in the heartland of America. It is a peaceful and romantic sight. We bedded at Prairie Oasis RV Park in the midst of corn fields. We had a fabulous dinner of Nebraska prime rib at Chances R in York,NE. Homemade apple pie for dessert. It does not get any better.

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Jul 6, 2010 - Henderson, NE

We plan to be making some miles the next few days. Tomorrow we head across Iowa toward Davenport. When we left the Cabela Campground (Sydney, NE) this morning, we saw a huge flock of Canada Geese gathered around the campground lake. I don't think we have ever seen that many of those birds at one place before. We saw huge fields of amber waves of grain (wheat) rippling in the wind. We drove all day through fields that were lush and green. There has been plenty of rain here. At 12:15, the time became 1:15 Central Time, so we are only an hour...

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West Trip 2010

May 27, 2010 - Henderson, Nebraska to Denver

We traveled through the heartland of america today. The newly tilled and planted acres upon acres of corn and wheat rolled by for hundreds of miles. One could envision what the rolling praries looked like in the days of old when the Conestogas rattled along carrying the dreams of many of the new life to be found. Finally as the sun neared the western horizon the massive Rockies rose from the plains to frame the city of Denver.

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Oct 2, 2009 - Henderson, NE

Friday, October 2, 2009 – Des Moines West, Iowa to Henderson, Nebraska Mother Nature, not being content to continue to rain on us, adds wind, lots of wind (30-50 MPH winds). I have much experience watching rain on the windshield and discovered the direction the rain drop flows depends on where the drop hits the windshield. Drops hitting the center flow upward; the further toward the edges the drop hits the steeper the angle of flow until near the edges drops flow outward in a straight line. I was able to come to the above conclusion because...

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May 24, 2007 - Henderson, NE - The Adventure Begins

First light glimmering in the window came early this morning. Foxy was our wake-up call; she was checking to be sure we were still there. The weather was truly awful with thunderstorms, lightning, and rain. We hope it's not an omen for the weather for the rest of our Alaska adventure. Nonetheless, we hooked up the car, disconnected the utilities, and headed east in the pouring rain. We finally drove out of the rain around Stillwater. We met our traveling buddies, Rich & Karen, at the US 60 Exit on I-35. Karen's Dad lives in Ponca City, and...

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