Howard Johnson Inn North Platte
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Cities- North Platte, Omaha
Year of statehood- 1867
Motto-Equality before the law
Flower- Golden Rod
5 other facts- 87 state parks, state mammal is the white
tailed deer, state tree is the cottonwood, famous for chimney rock, and famous
for agate fossil beds
- Woke up this morning at 6:30 and didn't sleep well at all - drove half way to North Platte and my stomach proceeded to get worse - Stopped at a gas station to top off an get some over the counter Medicine - Had to pull over to the side of the ...
... elsewhere, thus allowing elk to survive and thrive there on their migratory paths.)
Cold nights makes one long for a little warmth and pampering, so tonight, seduced by the promise of an indoor pool and hot tub, we checked into the Days Inn in North Platte, somewhere in the middle of Nebraska.
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... River accompanied us across Nebraska, but "River" is barely a proper description: Shallow, braided, meandering, and without much flow. Lots of wetlands along it and a surprising (to me) number of ponds especially considering the MILES of irrigation pipe sprayers. Puzzling. Windmills in the Sandhills area drew water for troughs for the cattle, though the cows seem to enjoy standing in The Platte itself.
Ta, my friends,
... looked to be an old trapper. He really looked the part, with clothes that a trapper would have worn. Animal fur. To top it off, he had a long, white beard. His name, he said, was Crazy Meek. He was representing a real trapper, by the name of Joe Meek, who apparently, along with his brother, trapped through that area and had a number of escapades. What the museum spoke to in general was about ALL the migrants that had come through the area. 1st, ...