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Sep 30, 2018 - Kearney NE, overnight boondocking stay at Cabela's

The drive from Centerville SD to here was once again mostly cloudy, and some intermittent light rain. It was breezy and cool, not the kind of a day you would want to spend outdoors. We pulled into the lot at Cabela's and got set for the evening. We did some shopping and got a nice dinner, then settled in for the night. No hook up at all here, but we kept plenty warm running the gas furnace overnight. Also, through out the night, the freight trains did run a lot, but fortunately, there were no crossings nearby, so no train whistles at all....

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Sep 27, 2018 - Kearney to Sargent

EARLY BIRD SALES We were up at the crack of dawn, raring to go in more ways than one. Note to self: Do not eat Runza’s the day before a big shopping excursion unless you want to find out first hand, why they call them “Runza’s.” I spent the morning on the “runza” from one ladies room to the next! Shopping Summary First, we drove over an hour to Sargent, the early bird central for the Junk Jaunt. We visited the community center, several private sales and a glassware store where the owner has curated a collection of glass not unlike a museum....

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Jun 15, 2018 - Driving day

JUNE 15, 2018 (Friday) Today was a travel day. I drove from Salina KS to Kearney NE. I’m staying in the Kearney RV Park. It is so hot here. At least when I was in Salina, I was parked under shade trees so inside the RV stayed tolerable. I left Salina about 9 this morning and arrived here about 1. After I unhooked the car and hooked up the RV, I grabbed a bit to eat then headed to downtown Kearney. I like seeing the different downtowns. Kearney had a long downtown area. It has been keep up. I didn’t see any shops I wanted to go into though....

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Just Tripping Along

Oct 31, 2017 - Travel to Kearney, Nebraska

October 31 – Travel to Kearney, Nebraska We had a tail wind and we coasted into Nebraska. 12-volt power cord from RV to Impreza failed. Female connector pulled out of cord that is used to keep the Impreza battery charged while pulling. We stopped at an auto parts store to buy some replacement parts. Now that we have completed our park visits and there is little to report, I will resort to a final Nuts and Bolts Report– A Tour of our Sprinter Dash – See photo attached, from left to right. - OBDII monitor that shows % Load, Turbocharger...

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Sep 23, 2017 - Treasures or Bust

TREASURES OR BUST! Don't worry all of our closet Cornhusker fans - we remembered it was football day and wore our red. Otherwise, we would have paid double for everything today!!! We have spent our last $$$ and my feet are the size of footballs tonight. We did the WEST SIDE (or should I say the BEST SIDE) of the loop today starting with Ravenna. Ravenna is such a pretty little town – I think maybe Ward and June Cleaver and Ozzie and Harriet lived there. We stopped at the Senior Center where they will give you food and tell you “no charge –...

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Sep 20, 2017 - Getting to Kearney

We're here! We drove here when Gene got off work at the Church at 2:30 pm. We stopped to eat dinner because as you can see we only had 2 handfuls of popcorn left. This isn't just any popcorn. Last year when we came to the Junk Jaunt,Gene bought 100 pounds of unpopped popcorn in North Loup (Nebraska's popcorn capital) and this is the last two bites. We are getting here not a moment too soon! Nothing much to see in Colorado on the way out - just about 200 head of cattle, some silos, a handful of windmills, two tumbleweeds and a cemetery. I...

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Sep 6, 2017 - 300 miles or 3pm

Since we are traveling on bonus time with nowhere in particular to be or deadlines to meet, Ken has adopted a new driving philosophy: drive 300 miles a day and/or stop by 3pm. So we pulled into Windmill State Park at 2:30pm and thus far are the only people here. For the broken slide 300 miles was enough shaking and it opened as smoothly as the day it was built. Hopefully, it will also go back in when we are ready to leave. We have traveled through bright sunshine and fall temperatures since we have left home so it's nice just to be...

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Jul 4, 2017 - Kearney, Nebraska

July 4th…It wasn’t supposed to rain until noon, but started to rain HARD right about 10 AM when we needed to break down and leave. We put on the raincoats and got it done between showers. It was supposed to be moving east and we were going north and west, but for some reason we had rain storms off and on all day. Besides the rain, the state highway off the Interstate, that our son the trucker recommended to bypass Omaha, was a nice shortcut, but the joints jarred the motor home so bad I’m worried about our suspension, front end, and tires....

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Apr 8, 2017 - Great Platte River Road Archway

Kearney, NE The Great Platte River Road Archway is a museum of and monument to Nebraska's and the Platte River valley's role in westward expansion. The Archway spans more than 300’ over Interstate 80 and weighs nearly 1,500 tons. The 2-floor exhibit starts at Fort Kearney, a gathering point for pioneers before they continued their journeys to the uncharted West. The exhibits are reenactments of pioneer scenes and show the history of migration to the West along the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail and the California Trail. The displays include...

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Birds and Blooms

Apr 7, 2017 - Travelling on

Kearney, NE This was another travel day with ever-changing terrain. We have left the mountains of Colorado behind and are travelling through the plains of the Midwest. Here and there we see a few impatient farmers pushing the season a bit, eager to prepare their fields for planting. We much prefer leaving the interstates to all the semi-trucks (and I-80 is known for having LOTS of truck traffic) and driving through the grass-covered sand hills of western Nebraska. Alas, we must scurry along as Jim lost a tooth and we must make time to get...

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Birds and Blooms

Jun 6, 2016 - Cheyenne,Wyoming to Nelson Museum of the West to Kearney, Nebraska

Today, as we left the RV Park, we stopped to take a picture of the Bison in the field near the park, and also photographed some camels that were on the ranch. We traveled to the city part of Cheyenne and toured the Nelson Museum of the West, which is a collection of Military, Cowboy and Native American Artifacts, Western Art and Natural History Material. It is a small museum with 3 floors, but has a lot of beautiful artifacts. As we traveled east of Cheyenne, it was mostly flat farmlands with some Mesas here and there. Speed limit on I-80...

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Jun 5, 2015 - Head (FURTHER) West Old Man

To Kearney May 29 Time to move again! We headed west on I-80 to Kearney. Along the way we started to transition from the tall grass prairie to short grass prairie. We followed the Platte River (and the wagon trails) along part of our route. The pioneers were very nervous when crossing the Platte. Though fairly shallow it can run fast with strong currents. Speaking of currents – many areas along the Platte are flooded. Farming (grain) is prolific along the Platte River. There are rich soils from many years of flooding and there is water for...

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