Motel 6 Council Bluffs
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... some original old houses and cottages to the site to recreate a village. There were log cabins the first pioneers built in about 1830-1840, then the railway came through in about 1865 and the houses got a lot fancier! Even at that time they were bigger than a standard NZ 3 bedroom home these days. Heaps of people have paid full-time jobs at this museum to run the stores and welcome guests into “their homes”. Working blacksmith, tin-smith, millers, hat-makers etc. ...
Today we went to see the Strategic Air and Space Command Museum southwest of Omaha in Ashland, NE, about 30 minutes away. It was very good! When you enter the lobby (on the second floor), the first thing you see is a real SR-71 Blackbird suspended from the ceiling right in front of you. I like SR-71s!
We spent more than 3 hours at the museum and enjoyed the exhibits. There was even ...
... for two.
Then we drove a mile away to the National World War One Memorial. It was a very informative museum, a variety of exhibits showing uniforms for men and women, uniforms from many of the countries that fought in the war, pistols, rifles, mortars, big guns (mortars and guns look like cannons to me! - Sandy) They had vehicles, airplanes, models of u-boats, mess kits, ...
... El Once". The menu was on the placemat and you wrote which numbers you wanted on the side and tore it off for the waiter. It had a cool vibe and the food was very tasty. Nick sipped a shot of aguardiente then had a beer and I had a beer. We split a soup (crema de alcachofa) and a chicken entre with a creamy garlic sauce and french fries.
Then off to sleep on our rock hard bed and explore Bogota tomorrow!
... stretches without much to see along the highways was something we were not looking forward to after the past couple of weeks travelling across the mountainous west!
Tammy, Ron, Shelby and Steve were so happy when we finally pulled up at a little after 8 in the evening and it was great to be reunited with them (and to welcome Steve to the family!). 3 more dogs for London to say hi to as well – Spice, Brady and ...
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