Country Inn & Suites Council Bluffs
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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 ...
... the car and road. First thing we did upon getting the car was drive straight to Walmart to pick up a GPS unit. Really cheap at $99 and a good model. At Walmart we picked up a few other things - a Minion shirt Sam liked, some fresh strawberries and a few goodies for the road. We checked into the hotel, had a little sleep then dined in at Olive Garden. Sam got her favourite chicken marsala and I had a three pasta dish - very tasty. ...
... 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....
... to build an Interpretive Center. The State of Nebraska tripled the funding and they have one of the better sites along the trail. I was especially lucky on my visitation day since there were LC re-enactments taking place on the grounds. There was a campsite with musket shooting, a blacksmith tent, and a man showing how the Indians made arrowheads from flint. ...
... beyond. Travel through the magnificent splendour of the Rockies today....superlatives have little impression on the sheer grandeur of these mountains. Rivers such as the Rio Grande and Colorado which flows through the Grand Canyon get their start in these mountains. We observed the Rio Grande as a small trickle which gradually gets wider and faster as it goes along. So long for now Wazz & ...