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I should mention: over the weekend I decided it's time for me to take a break from the travels.
After 120 days on the road, consecutive nights of hotel or campground, I would favor familiar surroundings to recharge and plan for the change in seasons. Fortunately, I know this woman who birthed me - she's willing to put me up for a while.
Once it became clear in my mind, I was ready to get ...
... was on cruise control most of the day as the road was so good. we have been aiming for North Platte, NE for a fuel stop and Flying J, our favorite fuel stop. We love those RV lanes.
We stop for lunch at a rest stop and then head on to Grand Island, NE for our one night stay at the local KOA. As we look West we see the setting sun in the West. Always a great thing to see.
Nancy here, my first blog entry.
Well, we started out in the Land of the Concrete and wound up Children of the Corn. Wow, corn everywhere, as far as you can see! They don't call Nebraska folks the Cornhuskers for nothing!!
It was actually very pretty and green as we rolled north directly across Kansas to Nebraska--lots of rain up here this year, I think. The land was gently rolling and highly cultivated with...corn. ...
... of what a mid-western town looked like in 1894 but is laid out all wrong for a railroad town and is very short on railroad artifacts. For example: a railroad town would have a water tank and maybe a steam engine servicing facility of some type. The farm machinery building is someplace I want to go back and see again. It has a great collection but the docent told me that nothing in the building has moved in 30 years. Again time and money ...
... of Labor Temple was an interesting building. It was bingo night but we didn't go in. Antique malls were on every corner and the newly renovated Grand theater was cool. Finally, we ended up at Nathan Detroit's pub and enjoyed a cold glass of Buffalo Sweat. Don't worry, it was actually a tasty dark beer. Off to bed, so we can rest up for a twenty mile bicycle ride early tomorrow. More ...