Super 8 Motel Norfolk (Ne)
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... flooding everywhere we looked. Quite a few side roads were closed due to flooding, and even some state highways.
Today was fun - we visited the future birthplace of Capt. James T. Kirk, and also John Wayne's birthplace, in lovely Winterset, Iowa. Winterset is the county seat of Madison County, of the "Bridges of . . ." fame. We may go back through there to spend more time ...
... along the interstate and we thought they were mining for something and the lakes were the result. After searching the web I found that they are known as the I-80 Lakes and they started making them when they were building I-80. Since the land was flat, when they needed fill they just took it from the land around them and the groundwater levels were high so the pits were filling with water. The engineers and ...
... but just didn’t feel like it. Weird. Heaps of people were swimming, sunbathing and paddle-boarding there, some of them no doubt have never even seen the real sea.
Also stopped at a cool Museum – Pioneers of the Prairie, in Nebraska. Told the story of the great West migration of pioneers and Mormon pilgrams, thousands came by foot and horse and wagon in the mid 1800’s, seeking a better life and religious freedom. They had rebuilt an Indian earth home, ...
... were quickly covered by the blowing and drifting
Undisturbed except by an occasional scavenging meat-eater, the
skeletons of these animals are preserved in their death positions,
complete with evidence of their last meals in their mouths and stomachs
and their last steps preserved in the sandstone below.
... cows......we've been eating veggie burgers ever since.
Once we crossed the state, we settled on a spot at the Lewis and Clark State Park very near the Missouri River. Evidently the expedition spent some time at this very place. A replica of one of their river boats was on display.
We hadn't been set up in our ...