Trade Winds Lodge
Travel Blogs from Valentine
They weren't forecasting any storms for 5 days so we decided to drive over 300 miles north to Nebraska to see the Greater Prairie-chicken display on their Lek, this amazing spectacle only happens for a few weeks in Spring so we had to give it a go. We headed to Valentine which is north of the refuge to make some enquiries, we booked the blind and looked forward to our ...
... all along Main Street.
Loved how Gordon-Valentine radio station, "The Twister," broadcast interviews with all the politicians who were out there out over Main Street for all to hear. I was happy (and relieved!) to have been the only politician who knew the answer to the "stumper" question -- "Which end of a bull gets up first when he rises from laying down?" -- with all my years in cattle feeding, even though it took me a second to mentally picture it, ...
... Fairgrounds. It was a dessert/auction/benefit for the Heart Fund, and what a success! I wore my red tie and Dawn was in a pretty red dress, so we fit right in, and had a wonderful time.
Finally, we relaxed in our room at the Niobrara Lodge, and rested up for a big day tomorrow at the Bull Bash!
As the Mr Henry Institute starts to seriously move west across the north of the USA, one thing is becoming clear. The northern hemisphere's moving into winter is manifesting itself beyond Graniteville, Vermont. For that reason, Mrs Henry and myself are currently not encamped but enmotelled in Valentine, Nebraska. Could travel destinations ever be more romantically polarised by name? No, dear donors, they couldn’t, but they do have one thing in common.
... I have found most serious bikers have an interest in our car and our trip. I think they understand that we love the drive just like they do. We have been approached numerous times by them and they usually strike up a conversation. Most asked question by them after asking what year is it: Has it got the original motor? Response after ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed