Ramada - North Platte
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Colorado is definitely a State of two halves - coming in from the west, it is classic mountain and alpine topography with superb vistas and it makes for a very enjoyable drive indeed. Once you cross the city to the east side, it becomes flatland and stays that way, right onto the Midwest! We drove through hours of flat nothingness - a huge contrast …
... date. The combination of the Canyon's and Rocky Mts. is hard to beat- as I transitioned from the Rockies to the Eastern CO. & NE plains it was sort of like leaving the party where all the hot chicks were - and going to the party where there were just dudes! Can you say "Boring" !! ( I know my wife is going to give me grief about using that analogy but it is honestly what I was thinking about the contrast) :) In the end I decided ...
... recommend this museum! Our next stop was again railroad related. Surprise, surprise! Another really amazing place. A train yard tower, well, a museum within a tower at the rail yard. Greg and I took the elevator, to see the HUGE rail yard. There was also a storm brewing outside. It was quite a view! We then took the elevator to the next floor, where Greg and a volunteer docent, a retired freight train engineer, had a good discussion. I'll let Greg tell ...
... in North Platte. Our first stop (after lunch) was The Golden Spike Tower. For those of you who are not railfans, this tower overlooks the biggest, busiest rail yard in the world. This was my second visit, so I knew what to expect. I think Karen was impressed with the size and complexity of the whole thing. After spending time seven stories above this amazing rail yard, we took a short drive to the retirement home of William (Buffalo Bill) Cody. Good ...
... invigorating experience to be right in the middle of the action.
They employ 2,800 people in the North Platte area. Wow!
Also enjoyed visiting with voters at the Expresso Shoppe and being interviewed by Scott Carlson of Eagle Radio KELN / KNPQ as well as Kent Winder of KNOP-TV.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services