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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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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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