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Jul 25, 2016 - Wyoming to Nebraska

We traveled east along I-80 today for 368 miles. We passed by the site of the Sand Creek Massacre and right there in Laramie,Wy. was an impressive memorial of the Lincoln Highway. We had recently seen a PBS program on the highway so this was pretty cool. Read the sign on this photo for a summary n We stopped for the night at the Lakeside campground in North Platte, NE. Its a Passport America campground, yay! The sites are grassy and pull-though. Ours,#46 is facing the lake. I took a long walk with Rosie around the lake and discovered two...

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Jun 1, 2016 - Quiet Solitude

Heading west from Grand Island, our first stop was in Kearney where we visited the Archway. Believe it or not, this is an arch over I-80 which depicts the story of the pioneers traveling west. Most of them followed the Lincoln Road which became part of the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail. I-80 basically follows the Lincoln Road through the Midwest and into the mountains. The Archway was interesting, more so as you knew you were over the Interstate, and they provided earphones with commentary about the trials the...

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Oct 4, 2015 - 'Buffalo Bill' Cody & Trains

Hello Everyone, Today we continued heading west amongst endless rolling corn fields… We reached our destination of North Platte, NE with just so happens to have several unusual distinctions! North Platte was the home of ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody who reputedly got his name after shooting 4,280 buffalo in 8 months! It is also the home of the Union Pacific train hub which is the largest in the country! They erected a tower over the central hub and allow you to go up and witness the endless trains moving every which way! To see all the fun, click on...

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Sep 18, 2015 - Radio Star

I am a radio star. At least, in my mind, I am. This morning, I was on Sirius XM Radio. For the past eight years, we have listened to the oldies '60's Channel, with Phlash Phelps in the mornings. This morning, I tried calling him once again and could not believe it when he actually picked up the call. We chatted for about ten minutes. I told him about our lifestyle and that we were traveling across Nebraska. I said we were seeing some Jim Cantore clouds overhead, and he laughed. And then, he actually put part of our conversation on the air....

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 17, 2015 - North Platte NE

August 17 Many miles and miles of corn and soybean fields later, we arrived at the Buffalo Bill Campground in North Platte, part of the Nebraska State Recreation Area. Rustic, but we had 30 amp electric service. For those planning to stay here, they have a self-check-in system...first we've experienced. You get the paperwork from a box on a post, fill it out, drop your $19.00 in the envelope and return it to the box, putting a tear-off permit on your windshield. The Honor System is alive and well in Nebraska! We had enough time left this...

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Aug 3, 2015 - Stones, flowers, and some stinking pigs

Today was another beautiful day for travel. We started in Charles City, Iowa; then to West Bend to see the Grotto of Redemption, a magnificent piece of art work. I can't believe anyone would spend that many years working on any project. Look up the story on the net, it's worth a read. All you will see in the pictures is small pieces of stones from all over the world. The next stop was Lincoln, Nebraska to see the Sunken Gardens. I understand that it is done by volunteers. If so, that is very unusual for this day and age. These folks out...

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JC&Linda Clark

Jul 8, 2015 - North Platte, Nebraska

Today’s Journal Entry will in part be an update of yesterday’s entry. Marge and Ross were watching the news this morning and they learned that after leaving the KOA campground in Rock Springs, Wyoming Tuesday morning that Rock Springs suffered some serious flood damage late that morning and early afternoon. They do not know if the campground suffered any damage but the news reports did say that several areas in the town of Rock Springs suffered severe flood damage from the flash floods that were caused by extremely heavy thunderstorms that...

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2015 New York Trip

Jun 19, 2015 - North Platte, Nebraska

A long day driving - about 625 miles. This was the longest drive we’ve ever done on one of our trips, and it will remain the longest! We had more of Tropical Storm Bill this morning with about 4 hours of rain. It finally let up to beautiful, clear skies just east of Kansas City. We went north from KC to Iowa for about 10 minutes then into Nebraska, where we saw miles and miles of miles and miles. Lots and lots of crops and a few cows, but mostly crops. Only took a few pictures. Tomorrow is really the first day of our vacation when we hit...

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Apr 22, 2015 - Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska

What happened to your updates? It's been almost a week since we've had Wi-Fi in a campground as we've been staying in rural area government run campgrounds on lake shores and river banks. In St Louis we went to the top to the Gateway Arch to the observation area 630 feet high. We also took a paddle boat sightseeing cruise on the Mississippi. The Budweiser headquarters and brewery had a great tour complete with a visit with some of the world famous Clydesdale's and a sample of their beers. On the other side of the state in Kansas City we...

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Apr 8, 2015 - Long Drive

I intended to stop in Fort Morgan, Colorado for the night but the weather cooperated, traffic was light - even around the construction in Denver - so I drove through to North Platte, Nebraska. I passed Beaver Creek, Vail, and all the other ski areas where my family vacationed. Brought lots of smiles to my face and wonderful memories to mind. There is still lots of snow on the mountains but the roads were in great shape. I did lose another hour today - I am now in the Central Time Zone.

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Jan 6, 2015 - Still cold

We didn't get an early start and it had been cold overnight because the srx wasn't plugged in and it started but Dale said it didn't turn over very good. It was windy so we had some ground drifting, later it rained a bit, then snow but it never got icy. We finally drove out of that by mid afternoon. We fueled up in Pierre SD for $1.97.We put on 445 miles and are spending the night at Oak Tree Inn in North Platte NE 79/night

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Plans

Oct 8, 2014 - The Bailey Train Yard & Golden Spike Tower

We went to the Golden Spike Tower in North Platte. It is in the Bailey Yard which has the honor of being in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest rail yard in the world. Wow..quite impressive. It was an amazing place. You can go up the Golden Spike Tower to the 8th floor and get a panoramic view of the rail yards. Here are some amazing facts: The Bailey Yard covers 2,850 acres and covers 8 miles in length. It averages 155 trains a day. It has 2600 employees It has 985 switches and handles 70 coal cars per day. The diesel shop repairs...

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