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Jun 16, 2014 - North Platte, NE

/// Holiday RV Park North Platte, NE Monday – June 16, 2014 High Temperature: 95 degrees Low Temperature: 58 degrees // A Travel Day: With a trip of just 120 miles facing us today we delayed our departure from Sidney, NE until 11:00 am. Once again we were blessed with good traveling weather. The road conditions were okay but we were forced into single lane traffic for many miles today, the traffic flow however was not a factor nor was the wind. We made just one rest stop today and pulled into the Holiday RV Park at 1:15 pm. Check-in was...

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May 17, 2014 - North Platte, NE

The laundry is done. We top up our Hot Spot and gas tank. It is time to explore. We travel the Platte River Road that follows the south bank of the Platte River. It is a paved road for a half mile. It then turns to good gravel. We travel west. We see farms. We see one historical marker. We pass a nature center dedicated to the sand hill cranes. The cranes are here in March. We see two cars and complain about the traffic. We see the trees along the Platte River. We do not see the river or any wildlife We persevere for an hour. We finally...

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Sep 19, 2013 - North Platte, Nebraska

September 19, 2013 North Platte, Nebraska We had planned to leave the camp ground in Lincoln at around 9 am. Ross stopped by and informed us that his truck wouldn’t start. He had the problem when we left the restaurant last night. It failed to start for the first 3 tries but finally started on the fourth try. There was no place to stay in Lincoln, so we Ross called the Ford dealership in North Platte and scheduled an appointment for 3 pm. Marge called and made reservations at the Holiday RV Park in North Platte for tonight. We left Lincoln...

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Sep 19, 2013 - North Platte, Nebraska

Last evening, after the 9/18 journal entry was written, Ross, Marge, Elden and Cherie drove to downtown Lincoln where we had a celebratory birthday dinner at an excellent steakhouse named Misty's. Ross had a filet mignon; Marge, Elden and Cherie had prime rib and all four of us we very pleased with the meal. Ross drove into Lincoln and when we finished dinner Ross tried to start the truck and it would not start. After several tries the truck finally started and we were all able to return to the campground. After we got back to the...

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Newfoundland 2013

Aug 26, 2013 - US 80...still

As I was leaving Omaha today (after working form the hotel all day), my car started making a weord noise, almost like I had a flat tire. At first I ignored it, but it continued to make noise. Sometimes louder than others, sometimes amlost non-existent. After a few miles of this, I decided I better pull over and check out my tires since I had almost 300 miles to drive. So I take the next exit, turn into what I think is a parking lot for hotel. Turns out it's actually a road, and when I look at the ned of the road, what do I see? CABELA'S!!!...

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Aug 22, 2013 - N. Platte, NE

Day 10 N. Platte, NE 8/22/2013 It was a long trip today, we left at 10 and got in at 5 our time, 6 local time. It was a good day, not rain or any real problems. Tomorrow, we will head to Lincoln for the night. We set up and went to dinner at a little diner next door. Really good food.

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2013 Fall Colors

Aug 18, 2013 - To North Platte, NE

We are off to the city of North Platte, taking the local highway 30 that paralleled the Interstate and the North Platte River. We weren’t in a hurry and always want to see the local color instead of just interstate concrete. There were lots of farms with pretty red barns, and huge farm storage buildings. We saw a cute purple farmhouse painted with flowers (see . . . local color) We crossed into another time zone today, and learned that Sutherland, NE was Tree City USA. We saw some interesting huge farm equipment and saw the Simplot Co...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Golden Spike RR Classification Center

This is the largest RR yard in the world -- 8 miles long and one and a half miles wides. We viewed the yard from the top of a tower. There, we listened to a retired conductor who had lots of information about the yard and the rails.

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Apr 25, 2013 - North Platte NE - Walmart Parking Lot

Started our annual tour of Nebraska wineries today at Lewellen NE. We plan to make a few more stops on the way to Omaha. Stopped at North Platte today because we really needed to do some laundry and grocer shopping. It got so late, we decided to save the campground fee and stay at Walmart tonight.

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Retired at Last!

Apr 14, 2013 - Buffalo Bill and the Canteen

I've had a very relaxing visit in North Platte. It was on my itinerary simply because of that book. I knew the depot/canteen no longer existed but was very disappointed to find the museum with artifacts from those days was closed. I photographed pictures at the souvenir shop at Cody Fort...not a real fort...and that made me feel better. The people of North Platte during WWII exemplified the very best of Americans. I hope you all can enjoy the story someday. Spent yesterday and today watching the Masters. I remember Angel Cabrera winning in...

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Apr 12, 2013 - Once Upon a Town

Jolley Rogers RV dealer was done with my rig by 10:00 a.m. I'm in North Platte now - my electricity works and the heater works, so I am very happy. There were no burst pipes, and the converter and battery checked out fine. What disappointed me was when I arrived in North Platte, 220 miles east of Cheyenne, my gas heater was on when I entered the trailer. And in my bathroom, all the vanity items that I usually nest in a towel in the sink, were all on the vanity counter...and none had fallen on the floor! I learned another lesson...don't...

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Oct 7, 2012 - North Platt, Nebraska

Today was a travel day. We drove from Rapid City, South Dakota to North Platte, Nebraska. it was a 6 hour drive which we had to take to avoid going to the Cheyenne Wyoming area where they had a snowstorm. We took interstate Route 90 E. to State route 83 S. to North Platte, Nebraska. It is the first time Dawn and I have been in Nebraska. Rt. 83 south is mostly large cattle ranches and is very isolated until you reach a small town here and there. Drove through several Indian communities that were very run down. Did not look like a nice place...

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