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Jul 18, 2018 - July 2018 Update

In our last blog, we left off in Waco TX, visiting Magnolia. From Waco we traveled to Texarkana on the TX & AR border, an interesting town given the state line divides the town in half. We went antiquing, ate some great barbecue, and talked with many friendly people. We are doing more interstate travel this year either because there were no other secondary roads that were suitable for our RV or because we had been on those roads before & didn’t want to see the same sights again. Traveling across Arkansas, we used I 30 & I 40. As we crossed...

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Oct 23, 2017 - Sidney Nebraska

We broke our rule of not driving too far. We were planning on stopping in Casper and Cheyenne for some sightseeing, but a lot of the things we wanted to see were not open on Mondays or closed for the season, so we kept driving to Sidney Nebraska. It is the home of the first Cabela’s and their headquarters. On the way we saw a lot of Pronghorn. It is said that 75% of the world population of Pronghorn live around the second largest city, Casper. Of course there are only about a half a million people in the whole state of Wyoming. We found out...

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Aug 31, 2017 - The Road Goes Ever On

The road goes on and on and on. It is amazing how straight it is. Small towns mean we need to slow down then resume our speed (65 mph on US 30 rather than 75 on I-80). It has been flat most of the way, but today we climbed 800 feet through hills west of Brule. And then it was flat again. The day began with breakfast in an American classic, Penny's Diner. Shiny outside, warm and friendly inside. Good food and lots of coffee. But Hank did something wrong (short tipped the waitress maybe) and ended up in the hoosegow. Marilyn bailed him out....

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Aug 22, 2017 - Sidney NE

It's too long a drive from Chadron to Denver and we wanted to be in Denver on August 23 to see Ken Burns preview his Viet Nam series so we left the rally 2 days early. Andy told us that when he passed Cabelas in Sydney NE they had an RV park. So that's where we stopped for the night. Nice spots, level, FCFS.

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The Summer of 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - Cabala's - Sidney, NE

/// Cabela’s RV Campground Sidney, NE Friday – June 16, 2017 A Travel Day: Weather: Clear, warm and wind out of the southwest. Our route today would be north on Hwy 71, east on I-76 and north on Hwy 113 into Sidney, NE., a distance of 150 miles. There was no traffic. We had the road nearly to ourselves so I just poked along at a blistering pace with an average speed of 50 mph. Still, we did not hold up any traffic. After being on scenery overload for the past couple of weeks in the mountains of Colorado, today could only be described as...

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Jan 29, 2017 - Colorado

We had checked out our route for the day, was supposed to be straight north on mostly interstate. That lasted till Raton and Dale thought we should check out Capulin volcano. After that we drove through Folsom, all business buildings empty, falling down but a few houses. Our next stop was at Lamar where we checked out a old train and there was also one of the arms of a windmill on display. There are a lot of windmills in this area of Co. we then continued on 385 and made it to Sidney NE for the night.

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Brenner 2017

Jul 22, 2015 - Sidney - land of Cabela's and HUGE grain fields

Thurs (7/16) – to Sidney, Cabelas, Duke’s Moving day! We headed east on 92 and south on 385, about 80 miles to Sidney. As we moved south we started to run into a large number of HUGE wheat fields. It looked like they were starting to harvest. This is winter wheat which was planted last September. They do not raise summer wheat here. It did not appear that they had any irrigation so either wheat doesn’t require much water or this area gets more rain?? As we got close to Sidney we met a half dozen or more trucks with large combines on them...

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Aug 30, 2014 - Cabela's again

/// Cabela’s RV Campground Sidney, NE Sunday – August 31, 2014 We were packed and ready to depart the Broken Arrow Campground in Custer by 9:00 AM. It was a bittersweet time for me having to bid our farewells to our many friends here. I know that Nancy was more anxious to travel than me, especially with daytime temperature that past few days struggling to reach the 70’s. Our route today will take us south on Hwy 385 to Sidney, NE. We have a site reserved at the Cabela’s RV Campground for two nights. Traveling conditions were very good....

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Aug 26, 2014 - Sidney, NE.

We are heading toward home! Funny how once you turn the car around and start west, the homesick feeling sets in. Rapid City is probably one of our last tourist/fun areas to visit. We will be heading to the Colorado Springs area to visit with Diana's sister and then head to northern Arizona. We have made this journey through Colorado many times. We drove straight south 230 miles to Sidney, NE. We are camped at Cabellas. Yes, they have a very nice campground, that is very reasonably priced. Tomorrow another 130 miles south and then west to...

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Jun 14, 2014 - Cabela's

/// Cabela’s RV Campground Sidney, NE Saturday – June 14, 2014 Low Temperature: 75 degrees High Temperature: 45 degrees Wind: 25 mph Precipitation: 0.09” A Travel Day and “Happy Flag Day:” We had a brief overnight rain shower and some hail according to Nancy. She and Josie were awake for it. I slept through without concern. I was not able to record the precipitation or high wind gusts, as I did not bother to put out my weather suite overnight. The rain was minimal and I estimated the earlier late afternoon wind gust to be in the range of 35...

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Oct 8, 2013 - Nebraska

Through with Colorado and into Nebraska, Sidney, the home of Cabela's. In fact we are even staying in the Cabela's campground, 100 yards from the front door. Drove through some beautiful country until we got to Denver and then realized we were in civilization; people, houses, cattle, horses, CORN fields, even Walmarts. From our campground in Gypsum, we had snow down to the edge of the road, in places, until we got to the Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel, at 11,000 feet. Sherry almost passed out from holding her breath as we went through the...

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Gambling and Nature

Jul 10, 2013 - Quick stopover

And so begins what will become a very memorable summer for us. We plan on touring the midwest this summer, getting some warranty work done on Howhee III, and eventually working our way south to a workcamping assignment in Summderdale, Alabama in October.

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