Now in Nebraska

Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
Trip End Jul 10, 2010

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We continue our journey eastward. Nebraska is mile after mile of farmland. Mostly corn but we recognize some soybean and of course the cattle ranches are easy to smell! The scenery although different from further west is pretty in its own way. I am struck by how far apart the homes are,except in the large towns. There is no popping across the street for a drink in these parts!
I am noticing though that the further eastward we travel, the closer together things are. I feel like we are starting to re-enter civilization as we know it. Slowly, but we are getting there.

We made a pit stop in the town of Grand Island today. Not sure why it is called Grand Island as it is completely land locked but whatever. I did some on line searching for things to do on our way and found the Island Oasis Water park. Thankfully the weather was nice mid 80's and sunny. I figured the kids and us needed some time out of the GWS. It was a really nice place, not huge but big enough to keep everyone happy for a couple of hours and cheap! $22 for all five of us! There were 6 water slides, a wave pool, lazy river and some of those lily pad crossings. It was just what we needed. We started on the lazy river. It was quite a show watching Rob get into his tube! The kids had fun pushing me under the spraying water.  We were cooled off and refreshed after a bit and got back on the road for 2 more hours.

We again traveled for 480 miles and have not left Nebraska yet. The travel is long but the highways easy to navigate as they are just flat and straight with a speed limit of 75mph. ( and again I saw some fool getting pulled over- really, at a speed limit of 75?)

The campground is another KOA and is again very nice. We have yet to be disappointed by KOA. Every KOA we stayed in has been top notch. We may change campgrounds tomorrow and try to get another KOA rather than the state park we were supposed to stay in. The kids had a bit of time in the pool before calling it a night. The food supply is dwindling, thankfully, because I did not want to unload it when we got home!

By the way, gas is no cheaper than it is at home. We have seen prices as high as $3.00/gallon. The average is probably around $2.75-2.80. Our average fill up is about $100.00.Yikes!!

Well we continue our trek home tomorrow, passing through Iowa and staying the night in Illinois.

Thanks again for the comments. We love hearing from you.
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jill on

Beautiful pic's, u r right it is pretty in its own way. We can't wait to see u!!!!!!

Gramgerry & Papa on

I talked to Rob last night and got the lowdown on what was going on, I guess you were swimming. Here is just HOT,HOT,HOT!!! You know I love summer but this is a bit much.I can't wait to see you ,though, I will miss this blog every day, it's like the topic of discussion! Love you, Be Safe!

Kim Foss on

It looks really pretty and it has been hot here too. On the same day you were slidin' we were too at Quassy!! It was 102 degrees here!!!! We're in the middle of a real heat wave. See you!

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