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Aug 9, 2017 - Last Day in Lincoln

Today dawned cloudy with a light rain. We went to lunch and got some groceries. Back at the RV for a sort of restful afternoon while preparing for the group to come for appetizers and to see the RV. They arrived around 5:30pm and stayed about an hour then we all went out to a very nice restaurant for dinner. We said our good-byes and were home about 9:30pm in time to clean up and pack up for our trip tomorrow.

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Aug 8, 2017 - Visiting the Homestead National Monument

Today we had lunch at Buzzard Billy's in the Haymarket District of Lincoln. The Haymarket District is an area of restaurants, shops and entertainment in downtown Lincoln. We had some delicious red beans and rice. We picked Stan up and headed to Corky and Diana's. We all went down to Beatrice (pronounced bee - A - tris with the accent on the a), to the Homestead National Monument. This center honors all the homesteaders from 1863 when the bill was enacted until 1976 in the lower U.S. and 1986 in Alaska. Homesteaders were given 160 acres on...

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Aug 7, 2017 - Touring the Sunken Gardens

After doing the laundry, we met Stan at Cheddars for lunch. Of course we had to have an order of onion rings since Stan had never been to Cheddars. They were delicious as usual as was the rest of the meal. After lunch we drove over to the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln. We had been here before but always in the late fall since we are normally here for pheasant hunting at the end of October, so we have never seen all the flowers. It is really beautiful. There are two fish ponds and a cascading waterfall. We wandered around the gardens taking...

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Aug 6, 2017 - Dining Out With Friends

We met Stan, Corky and Diana for breakfast this morning. We had a great time discussing old times and new. After breakfast, we did some grocery shopping. Since we were downtown, we drove to the capitol building and got some pictures. On top of the building is a statue of "The Sower" in honor of the farmers. You can see from the close-up, the mosaic work on the dome. Inside the building are large pictures done in mosaic also. It is a good thing we were there early, as later on there was a protest of the pipeline on the steps. Next we went to...

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Aug 5, 2017 - Travelin' to Lincoln

We got an early start this morning because it was sprinkling and rain was expected. Most of our trip was in light rain which occasionally became heavy. While we were on I-90 heading east, as was the case yesterday, we noticed how many of the vehicles headed east were either motorcycles or a vehicle carrying a motorcycle. We decided that our thought that half the group was at Sturgis before we left was way off. Sue did an informal count and over fifty percent of the vehicles headed east seemed to be headed to Sturgis to the big rally. We...

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May 10, 2017 - The excitement happened after it was over

Today was a boring, monotonous drive on I-80 across Nebraska. That's not knocking Nebraska...it's just as boring and monotonous to drive up through the middle of California on I-5. So you never know... Nebraska might be chock full of magical places north and south of the main interstate. If it were a little later in the year, I would have been flanked by corn fields...and that makes a wonderful scene. I-5 through CA can't match that. I took less than a handful of pictures today. Asked Boots to pose for me when we got to the park (an...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Nevada, Wyoming Nebraska

The last two days have consisted of getting up, showering and eating, and driving. Putting the tent up, taking it down. Rinse and repeat. And believe me we've had enough of the rinse thing. It rained last night all night long, and has been cloudy all day today (no sun in our eyes this morning at least) and it's currently raining. Last night was a low of 41° and poor Gary got cold. I had my 3 layers on and slept with my hands inside my pockets so I was good, but the poor boy actually had to cuddle to stay warm. I told him to put another...

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Jul 28, 2016 - Salt Lake City to Nebraska

Salt Lake City Utah - tour of Temple Square, pix of the Mormon Tabernacle and the Conference Centre. The public is not allowed into the Temple. We did visit the Family History Centre and started an account, now someone has something to get started on as another retirement project. On our way out of Utah into the very steep hills and canyons, saw the Olympic Park Ski Jumps, 3 hot air balloons in the early morning sky, and a real treat, a real cattle roundup with lots of cattle, dust and 2 cowboys. Drive into Wyoming, lots of hills and more...

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Jun 23, 2015 - Visit Nebraska, visit Nice

Nebraska is known as the Cornhusker State and they sure do grow a lot of corn here. There are huge grain elevators in every town we drive through. The Nebraska tourism slogan is Visit Nebraska, visit Nice..... which pretty much summed it up for us. Not really a tourist destination but nice enough to drive through. Interestingly the first American Arbor Day originated in Nebraska back in 1872 with an estimated one million trees planted. Which makes sense once we learnt that the state virtually had no trees but prairie grass back then and the...

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Oct 29, 2014 - The Final Day

This morning we all had breakfast at a restaurant in the Havelock District called the Engine House. It was once a firehouse and is decorated with relics from that time. The food was wonderful. Then we did laundry, ran some errands and went to Stan and Pat's house for chili dinner. We all watched the first part of the last game of the World Series then went our separate ways. All of the out of town crowd that was still here will be leaving in the morning.

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Oct 28, 2014 - Day Five

Sue spent the day cooking a meal for the hunters and guests. The hunters returned to Kearney where they got 30 pheasant and 7 chuckers. Another great day. We all ate dinner at Corky and Diana's Then everyone went their separate ways as they were not hunting on Wednesday.

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Oct 24, 2014 - The Official Start of the Hunt

This morning Bill packed his hunting stuff. We went for lunch and to pick up some groceries. When we got back to the RV we loaded all the hunting stuff and food for dinner in the truck and took off to Corky and Diana's house. The Friday night before opening day of pheasant hunting season is always a steak dinner. This year we had a large group of more than twenty. The steaks were delicious and the company fun. A good time was had by all. After dinner, Sue left Bill with the hunters and headed back to the RV.

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Bison and Balloons

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