Value Place Omaha, Nebraska (Council Bluffs, IA)
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The goal of visiting Omaha was going to the supposed best zoo in the world. We arrived there at 10:30am and left at 4:15pm, shortly before they closed at 5pm. It's great having the GPS to navigate us around, and we had no issues getting there or back to the hotel. Firstly I think the zoo could be in the running for the best in the world, once their extensive construction is complete. There was a lot of construction, which really distracted from the experience. Also the zoo ...
... to Washington DC. The approach Southwest use to board the plane is to have no assigned seats. People enter the plane according to a letter and number, allocated according to when checked in. Fortunately we checked in online early so we got on board early, so could sit together. Both flights were relatively uneventful, other than the air host forgetting to give me my ordered Coke on the flight to Chicago and there being no ...
... last night. The cloud cover was too low which only allowed occasional glimpses of light.
Gotta say a big THANK YOU to Cameron for lending me his 2 walkie talkies. They've been an easy way to communicate while we're driving. Can't imagine not having them along for the ride.
Camping tonight along the Missouri River in western Iowa.
Today's temps - 86 degrees. Total miles: 1575
Off to Pipestone National Historic Site in Minnesota....
... which is like a little tram that takes you up to a big hill overlooking the city. I felt a little wistful leaving but knew there were bigger and better things waiting for me.
Iowa was really quite boring. There were hills here and there which helped break the monotony but it was just truck after RV after truck after car after truck. Luckily, Tim had suggested (reminded me, actually) to download S.E.R.I.A.L. podcast from NPR. I downloaded the ...
... br> 8/16/13 Had unexpected stop yesterday. Came across Lake McConaughy. So, naturally the McConnaughhay's had to stop and check it out. Huge lake by Oglalla neb. Lake was 22 miles long. It was founded by Charles w McConaughy and some other guy. Had sand beach for as far as we could see. So, we decided to spend the night. 7 bucks for the night for primitive site. no water, no electric. Used kayak for ...