We found an abandoned road leading down to the lake while touring on our scooters. It was all broken up from the 2019 floods that destroyed so much in Nebraska. Of course, Warren had to head down it to explore. Look at him acting like a kid even standing up on his wheels 😉
This very large museum holds more than I could share on this blog. If you are ever in south central Nebraska, you must put it on your list of places to visit. It appears to hold an entire town within its walls and grounds depicting the lives of people in Nebraska. I can’t imagine theContinue reading “Nebraska Prairie Museum”
While we were visiting the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege, the director and crew were trying to get an agriculture plane fuselage into the building. They had already let most of the air out of the tires to allow it to clear the door but it wasn’t quite enough. Warren puzzled over it a minuteContinue reading “Crop Duster Doings”
Very few larger towns can boast of a nicer bike trail. We are enjoying getting out on our scooters each day and riding for miles along the lakeshore. Wildlife viewing was great! 13 cotton tail rabbits scrambling across the trail, one Gold Eagle hunting from a tree at lakeside, a herd of 8 white tailedContinue reading “Pheasant Ridge Trail”
I like to pick up the local paper when I run errands in the small towns we visit. This Sheriff’s Department article on the Society Page caught my eye. They report No Arrests but some recovered stolen coolers, dogs jumping a fence and harassing the neighbor, a person getting sleepy while driving, a stranded boatContinue reading “No Arrests”
Alma, Nebraska. This is why we choose to avoid large cities and route through small towns. They had everything I needed on one pretty block and were happy for my business. http://www.almanechamber.com/things-to-do/ https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nebraska/delightful-small-towns-ne/amp/
I think we can make a pet of this one! We arrived at Methodist Cove on Lake Harland near Alma, NE to find another wonderful Army Corp campground. It’s a very cool day with highs in the 60s while lots of the country is still in the midst of a heat wave. Last night weContinue reading “Huge Cicadas”
Covering our scooters to protect from rain with 3 picnic table cloths just wasn’t cool. We ordered a ATV cover from Bad Ass Moto Gear that looks a lot better and will do a better job. We need to protect our rides!
A quiet visit to a nice little state park. Victoria Springs has an interesting history. This was once the village of New Helena, then a mineral springs resort and finally a very lovely state park with a pleasant camping area. The pond has issues with duck weed but it’s still pretty and watching the frogsContinue reading “Not Easy Being Green”
We had the best time viewing the worlds largest rail yard located in North Platte, Nebraska. We drove an hour from our campground but it was worth the trip. This classification yard handles 10,000 cars per day (24/7) in this 8 mile long almost 3,000 acre Union Pacific Railroad facility. Each rail car is “humped”Continue reading “Golden Spike Tower”
I was disappointed on our drives through the Sandhills to not get a good windmill photo. Low and behold! We went on an outing yesterday and passed “Cuz’n Eddy’z” RV Park with many, many windmills in action. Of course we stopped to take a video!
While we were at the Golden Spike Tower, Mick told us about an event going on this weekend. They close a 28 mile section of a very curvy road thru the Sandhills to race cars in a loop. The most challenging open road race in the country. That must be quite an event. He toldContinue reading “SORC”
What a great morning! I drove over to the ONLY town in Loup County, Nebraska. They found a unique way to promote their lovely little community. I arrived during the annual Loup County World’s Fair which is a celebration of agriculture, ranching and the people of this area. 4-H green was everywhere 💚 I touredContinue reading “The “Villagers” of Taylor, Nebraska”
These historic cabins are on the grounds of tiny Victoria State Park in Anselmo, NE. This used to be the small village of New Helena over 100 years ago. A new train rail was hoped for but was built 7 miles away so the village never grew beyond 67 folks. I walked over in theContinue reading “Cabins at New Helena”
We drove a couple hundred miles of this road through Nebraska. We have never seen landscapes like this. The Sandhills rolled for hundreds of miles with a desolate beauty of their own. We wouldn’t really call them hills, more like small mountains as the road wove its way past scattered ranches, rivers, cattle herds, trains,Continue reading “Sandhills Scenic Byway”
We had a wonderful 3 mile walk along The Cowboy Trail in Valentine, Nebraska. It will be part of The Great American Rail Trail from coast to coast! Over 2,000 miles of that trail are completed with 1,700 more to go. The trail in Nebraska is 180 miles so far and crosses 200 bridges fromContinue reading “Cowboy Trail Trestle Bridge ❤️🤠❤️”
We looked up from our camp chairs after supper and saw this beauty 🌈
When he gets it going too fast, we may be planning a memorial service. Just kidding, he is only boosting the speed to assist with hills on his scooter. I’m happy with climbing them slower. Somehow I knew that the first thing he would do is start modifying his ride.
Love getting my steps done on a cool, breezy morning. Yesterday it was 104° here, today the high will be 75°. I enjoyed a long sandy road, a quiet path and a cliff trail. Then a beach stroll and back to our camp. Warren was at camp getting himself deep into a scooter modification.
When I walk camping loops, I love to spy vintage trailers. A friendly retired railroad man has this one. Ron Shaw was happy to tell me about this beauty. He bought it in 1985 and hasn’t done much to it except a few mechanical repairs. The adonized finish is correct for this trailer rather thanContinue reading “1966 Silver Streak Sabre”