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The goal of visiting Omaha was going to the supposed best zoo in the world. We arrived there at 10:30am and left at 4:15pm, shortly before they closed at 5pm. It's great having the GPS to navigate us around, and we had no issues getting there or back to the hotel. Firstly I think the zoo could be in the running for the best in the world, once their extensive construction is complete. There was a lot of construction, which really distracted from the experience. Also the zoo ...
We had to get up early for our flights to Omaha. We started walking to the train station at 7:15am and caught the train that stopped right at Reagan National airport. The train conductor was very helpful, providing clear guidance about the next stop. Walking through to the Southwest terminal at the airport Sam had an unfortunate fall due to loss of balance caused by her blocked ear. Fortunately no harm done this time, unlike her ...
... last night. The cloud cover was too low which only allowed occasional glimpses of light.
Gotta say a big THANK YOU to Cameron for lending me his 2 walkie talkies. They've been an easy way to communicate while we're driving. Can't imagine not having them along for the ride.
Camping tonight along the Missouri River in western Iowa.
Today's temps - 86 degrees. Total miles: 1575
Off to Pipestone National Historic Site in Minnesota....
July 12, 2015 (LC westbound equivalent June 29 to July 26, 1804)
From the Kansas River entrance at Kansas City to where Council Bluffs is now was a rough section of the Missouri River for LC. Strong currents and high water made for a very treacherous and difficult pull for the Corps. I simply drove along in one day what took them nearly a month.
Council Bluffs, could it be the Las Vegas of the Midwest? We drove through the sparsely populated states of Nebraska and Iowa and happened across a city of lights, in the middle of nowhere... Casinos were everywhere, seriously, every corner. We pricelined our way into a hotel attached to a casino on a boat. Took a total of 5 dollars into the casino. Played some penny slots. Left with 5 dollars. ...