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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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BucketListMidwest

Sep 11, 2012 - Pony Express/Great Platte River Road Archway

The Pony Express was the original fast mail service. It carried messages by horseback riders in staged relays to stations (with fresh horses and riders) across the prairies, plains, deserts, and mountains of the Western United States. During its 18 months of operation, it reduced the time for messages to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to about ten days. The design and engineering challenge of the "Great Platte River Road Archway" was determining how to erect a 1,500 ton structure that would cross 308 feet of the heavily...

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Sep 10, 2012 - Home of William F. Cody/RUNZA

Home of William F. Cody "Buffalo Bill". Although we did not get to tour the inside of the house I thought the fact that we found it and got to see where it is located was worth making note of for this journal. One day we hope to see the inside. RUNZA have you ever heard of it? We had not, but found out it is quite a delicacy in Nebraska. It is not found anywhere else. You will see the story of it on one of the attached photos.

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Sep 10, 2012 - Golden Spike Tower/Orphan Train

After a good nights rest we went with our friends John and Bonnie Rupprecht to visit the Golden Spike Tower. Here you have a Panoramic View of Union Pacific's Bailey Yard which greets railfans from two Observation Desks on the Golden Spike Tower. The eight story fully enclosed viewing platform offers a 360-degree viewing of Bailey Yard and the Platte River valley. The seventh floor is open-air. The Guinness Book of World Records Certifies that Baileys Yard as the worlds largest railroad yard, with a mind boggling array of more then 315...

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Aug 13, 2012 - Interesting town

We left the campground around 11:00 and drove for about 85 miles. Stopped at the Pony Express Station in Gothenburg Ne. Then drove on to North Platte where the Buffalo Bill Ranch is. We drove by there but decided we wouldn't stop. We went over to the Golden Spike Tower where you go up 8 stories and watch them switch the trains. It is the largest train yard in the U.S, The campground we are in has a real nice lake that you can fish in but it is a catch and release. It has mostly workers in it.

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Don't wake me up

Aug 8, 2012 - North Platte, Nebraska

After leaving HWH in Moscow, Iowa yesterday we drove to Des Moines, Iowa and arrived there around 1400. Our friends in Ames drove to the campground and we visited for a while and then we went to dinner and they treated us to a great Mexican dinner. After dinner we returned to the motorhome and had some ice cream for dessert and visited again for an hour or so when our friends left and returned to their home in Ames. We got an early start today and left Des Moines at 0630. It was raining very slightly and unfortunately for the...

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Jul 29, 2012 - July 28 Des Moines to North Platte

I began hearing two new words yesterday, "RestStop" and "RoadWork". We prefer RestStop. Last night after we checked into our Motel 6 in North Platte, we explored. We found Waggin Trails Dog Park, and I met Ruger there. He and I challenged each other to races around the park and we wrestled after we each took a dip in the wading pool. It was hot. I think Brenda said it was 101. So we got ice cream. This morning, I've been waiting patiently for Brenda to get her mobile internet to work. As you can see, she was successful, but now we are out...

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