Ramada North Platte
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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States : 2 (Colorado, Nebraska)
Hours sleep so far: 11
Oreos Consumed: 6
Flavours of M&M's bought: 2 (Peanut Butter and Crispy)
Mosquito bites: 2 (one on my cheek, that's annoying)
Technology broken: 1
Hotel key cards mislaid: 1
So after managing to SMASH my phone to smithereens, I managed to get to a …
... long drive but it was a very persistent Supercell near Valentine, SD.
Around Thedford we caught up with the cell and played dodge the Hail core for a bit, taking some structure pictures all the while. Up over a ridge it gave it a good go, with circulation attempting to drop, but just couldn't get the job done.
On the way back to North Platte, we were surrounded by a few cells that gave us an amazing lightning show to watch. I still find ...
... gardens and spend the night. When I got there, there was a severe storm warning with heavy rain, 60 mph winds, 1 - 2 inch hail and possible tornadoes. I decided to head east instead. I stopped for buffalo sirloin steaks for lunch. I saved half for dinner and it was very good. I am headed toward Indiana ...
... elsewhere, thus allowing elk to survive and thrive there on their migratory paths.)
Cold nights makes one long for a little warmth and pampering, so tonight, seduced by the promise of an indoor pool and hot tub, we checked into the Days Inn in North Platte, somewhere in the middle of Nebraska.
Pictures to follow...
... River accompanied us across Nebraska, but "River" is barely a proper description: Shallow, braided, meandering, and without much flow. Lots of wetlands along it and a surprising (to me) number of ponds especially considering the MILES of irrigation pipe sprayers. Puzzling. Windmills in the Sandhills area drew water for troughs for the cattle, though the cows seem to enjoy standing in The Platte itself.
Ta, my friends,