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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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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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Oct 7, 2014 - Buffalo Bill & the Wild West Memorial

I wanted to have you get in the mood for this entry, as it is, after all, about Cowboys...please click on this site and enjoy Happy Trails to You This entry will be about the famous William (Buffalo Bill) Cody as we saw the Wild West Memorial and the Buffalo Bill Ranch Historical Park on Monday. Here is an abbreviated version of his life. In 1860, he became one of the youngest Pony Express riders at 14 years of age. He once rode 322 miles in 21 hours, 40 minutes exhausting 20 horses. He enlisted in the Kansas Volunteer infantry & served...

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Oct 6, 2014 - Busy day, not so good night

We did a lot today. It was a beautiful day, albeit windy. We saw the Wild West Memorial, Buffalo Bill's Ranch and the Golden Spike at the railyard in North Platte. I took over 200 photos. So much to see..what an interesting day. Had the worst Chinese food ever..yucky poo. Felt like my legs could not hold me up any longer, and even have feelings of having the flu....no it is not EBOLA. All of this is leading to....no real entry today. Sorry..will add tomorrow as we are staying one more day to rest up. Hang in there with me, please, there is...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Ft.Cody Trading Post - Vet Memorial

Today was our first day in North Platte and the weather was very weird. There would be a slight downpour, then sun, then rain again...all day and night. We managed to make it to two places on our list as they were close by our campground and we could wait out the moments of getting wet. We started at the Ft. Cody Trading Post. It was a huge store inside with many interesting items for sale. Lots of books, and some cook books I would have liked, but only ended up buying something for the grandchildren and a candy bar for us. Everything was...

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Oct 4, 2014 - On the road to North Platte

We headed out of Valentine at 1100 for our trip to North Platte where we will spend about 3 days. It was a sunny day, in the upper 50’s and no wind. A great day to take a drive. The road we were on was the Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway. Highway 83. A smooth ride for most of it, but we hit an older part and did some bouncing along the way. Also, there was a narrow, one way bridge under construction over the North Platte River that had no one directing whose turn it was, but it did have an actual street light. It would usually wait about 2...

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Aug 19, 2014 - Wyoming to Nebraska

We left Wyoming Monday morning at 9am since we had over 300 miles (ugh) to drive. We also were going to lose an hour, going from Mountain Time to Central Time once we got into Nebraska. But since the speed limit is 80 mph in Wyoming, that would be easy......for some! Yes, the speed limit in Wyoming for you happy speed demons is 80 mph......regardless of what you are driving - a Ferrari or a COW that weighs 26,000 pounds being pulled by a Freightliner weighing 14,000 pounds = 20 tons rolling down the highway at 80 miles an hour ? I don't...

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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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