Fort Robinson State Park Lodge
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June 5, 2011 Fort Robinson, Ne
Today I rode my bike along a tough, steep and sandy scenic jeep route through Smiley Canyon. At its worst, it was an altitude induced headache, on the verge of a nose bleed experience! And after that it was rewarding! I've always said that if I could put myself in the right places I would see the wildlife I seeking. Today I saw a kid mountain sheep on his turf. ...
... they might have ever
tasted. Not much here for people just passing through.
The three branches of Soldier Creek can
easily be hopped across up here. Try as you might, you will not find
a hole of water wide enough or deep enough to skinny dip in! The
creek joins the White River below the campgrounds of Fort Robinson.
The White River soon crosses over into the Badlands, flows east until
it is swallowed up by ...
We have arrived! A state park with
electricity, hot showers, a laundry station, all within five miles of
Wal-Mart! Everything for under twenty dollars a day! Some of us are
happy beyond belief! We now enjoy telephone and internet
service but we can pick-up no TV, not even PBS. I guess we will have
to make due with a campfire and the stars overhead for a while.
I don't quite know how to explain how
the effected that changing to mountain time ...
We arrived in Vilisca, Iowa, late in the afternoon to find that the museum related to the Axe Murder House looked very closed. Thankfully, we are literate and could read the sign on the door that told us to call for a tour. With a guide on the way, we were sitting around waiting when the man across the road struck up a conversation with us, and we noticed that both he and his wife were wearing T-shirts with 'Scarefest' written on them. It turns out they were ...
... water from coming inside. Hurray for Duct Tape!
The next morning the storm had passed and we visited the Fort Robinson museum. There was quite a bit of history to the fort, which was established back in the 1870's. Fort ...