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... smiley face. In the same town is the site of the first train robbery which occurred in I873 when Jesse James and his gang robbed the train in Adair. A train track, wheel and plaque marks the place.
The Sapp Brothers water tower in Omaha also brings a smile as a large coffee pot sits high in the air.
Who would think you would see a lighthouse in the middle ...
... delayed a week.
Had we left on the 4th, we would have been right in the middle of the snow storm. But we missed it. Because of a cold.
Sometimes, things happen for a reason. Makes you think, right?
As for our drive today? Uneventful. We got some wind and rain, but we’re safe and dry in Grand Island, Nebraska, because of a cold.
See you tomorrow.
... WY to Salt Lake City UT to Laramie WY to Grand Island NE, 1200 miles since Sunday. Rather than record video of my journey, I'm posting a representative video link to the greatest road trip song/scene in the history of ever. HERE: MOVIN' RIGHT ALONG.
So what does this mean?
1. I'll be in Fort Madison, Iowa for the foreseeable future.
1.a. As of Sunday, Oct 19
2. I will ...
... sunshine. The road heads directly into the sun and it is brutal to see anything. Not far down the road we cross into Nebraska and find the "Mother load" of RV Parks. Sidney, NE is the World Headquarter of Cabela's and they have an RV Park right behind the office complex. This will be a must stop for anyone heading West on I-80.
The road now is flat and straight out in front of ...
... in a swing, watching the fireflies rise from the grass, and enjoying the cool evening. The air was so fresh---I told Larry it was because all that corn was busy exhaling! As I looked at the surrounding corn fields, I expected Shoeless Joe Jackson to come walking toward us, just like in "Field of Dreams."
This was an unexpectedly pleasant overnight stop. Not sure what we will find tomorrow in the little town of Valentine, ...