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Old 06-16-2007, 11:14 PM   #261
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Day 34 - June 16, 2007

We broke camp this morning in Rapid City in a light rain. The rain let up and we hooked-up. We headed east on I-90 across South Dakota. When we got to US 83, we headed south into Nebraska. As we headed south, the terrain became less and less ranch, and more and more farm. US 83 is a good road with almost no traffic. There are hardly any towns along the route. When we came to Stapleton, Nebraska, we decided to drive through and take a little tour. Stapleton is a nice little town that is like going back in time.

We had planned to stop for the night at North Platte, Nebraska. We had made a reservation at Holiday RV Park at Exit 177 on I-80. It's a really nice campground with 5 point (elec/water/sewer/cable/wifi) hook-ups. Lucy made camp and we went next door to Pinky's Dinner next door. It's a really nice 50's diner with great breakfast food anytime. We went by Wal-Mart (1 mile from the campground) for a few things and to partake of the local color.

This campground is great, especially considering the price (under $30 including tax). They have a really nice pool that was custom made in the shape of Nebraska. We were told by the manager that is is the only such pool in the world. I'm going to try to get some pictures of the pool in the morning, and post them to this string.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:29 AM   #262
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Here are some pictures of the "Nebraska Shaped Pool" and the campground here in North Platte. Lucy really likes it here and wants to stay for a few days, but I told her we have to move on.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #263
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Thumbs up Hall county Park

Moosetags,
East from North Platte on I-80 is Hall county Park at Grand Island. Take the first exit to Grand Island on US 281 going north. The park will be to the right about 6 miles. Nice and relaxing, the park is located next to Stuhr Museum. The Museum is a must stop that displays the historical development of the plains.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:14 AM   #264
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Moosetags,

We've REALLY enjoyed your excellent travelogue! It has evoked many memories of places that we've been over the years.

If you have a day, Pioneer Village is worth the side trip. It's located 12 miles south of I-80 exit 279 (NE Hwy 10). The admission is very reasonable - about $10 per person & if you don't see all in one day, the next day's admission was free.

It seems that there is an RV park located nearby, also with reasonable daily rates.

This is probably the largest private collection of Americana in the states & is non-commercial and "authentic." Definitely one of a kind!

Safe journeys!

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Unfortunately, we are not traveling along I-80. We are continuing south US 83 through and into the Oklahoma Panhandle.
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:52 PM   #266
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Homeward bound?

It sounds like ya'll are headed back toward the homested. We will be leaving Wednesday headed for your area, specifically Big Lagoon St Park/ Navarre.
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We are now headed in the general direction of the Florida Panhandle, But first we get to drive through the Oklahoma Panhandle. We are headed that way to visit an old friend in Enid, Oklahoma.
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Day 35 - June 17, 2007

We broke camp at North Platte, Nebraska, and headed south on US 83. The road was really in good shape, and there was very little traffic. We took the time to tour several of the little towns along the way. We stopped at McCook, Nebraska, and Oberlin, Oakley, Scott City, and Garden City, Kansas. They were all nice, but McCook, Nebraska was the neatest. We stopped there for lunch, and ate in their beautiful Bandshell Park. Acouple of the picture we took today are views out Lucy's door. We saw lots and lots of wheat and feed lots. It's really nice to be far away from the Interstate for a change.

We have stopped for the night at a small campground in Liberal, Kansas. It's OK, but we are down wind from the local feed lot. Having an adult beverage outside of Lucy is not very appealing tonight.

Tomorrow, Lucy takes on the Oklahoma Panhandle.
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I'm enjoying the heck out of your photos and comments. "I can take a trip and never leave the farm..."
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Great photo's. As for the smell of the feedlot, as they say in ranching country, "that's the smell of money, honey."

You realize that once you get home, unpacked, and have kicked back for a few days you are going to realize that you need to go back on the road again and take a look at another big chunk of the country. You'll be bored to death sitting around the home front now.
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Great photo's. As for the smell of the feedlot, as they say in ranching country, "that's the smell of money, honey."

You realize that once you get home, unpacked, and have kicked back for a few days you are going to realize that you need to go back on the road again and take a look at another big chunk of the country. You'll be bored to death sitting around the home front now.
When we get home, we're going to give Lucy a good bath and refit her for next big adventure.
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When we get home, we're going to give Lucy a good bath and refit her for next big adventure.
Where/when are you planning that? I'll be looking forward to the travelogue on that trip, too.
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Day 36 - June 18, 2007

We broke camp in Liberal, Kansas, and headed south into the Oklahoma Panhandle. We stopped in Beaver, Oklahoma, which is the seat of Beaver County. The town mascot is a 12' tall Beaver (see photo). When we first saw him parked on a small trailer between a couple of stores on Main Street, we thought he was about to eat a danish pastry. Upon reading the sign on his trailer, we found that the pastry was in fact a cow manure frisbee. The town's big event is the national championship cow manure tossing contest.

We continued east through the Panhandle and over to Enid, Oklahoma. The drive was quiet, the road was good, and there was very little traffic. We stopped just outside Enid and gave both Lucy and Olivia a good bath.

We arrived at the High Point RV Park at about 3:00 PM. This is a nice campground with five point hook-ups for $20/night. We will be staying in Enid for two or three nights visiting an old friend.
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Looks like Purple Martin Houses behind the clock.
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Day 36 - June 18, 2007: ... We stopped in Beaver, Oklahoma, which is the seat of Beaver County. The town mascot is a 12' tall Beaver (see photo). When we first saw him parked on a small trailer between a couple of stores on Main Street, we thought he was about to eat a danish pastry. Upon reading the sign on his trailer, we found that the pastry was in fact a cow manure frisbee. The town's big event is the national championship cow manure tossing contest.
Close guess on the pastry, but the more common term is a "cow pie" and, yes, they do have multiple uses to plains folks.
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Looks like Purple Martin Houses behind the clock.
I believe that they are Purple Martin Houses. Both the clock and the Matin houses are on the lawn of the Beaver County, Oklahoma, Courthouse.
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Great trip!!!When you get home, and if so inclined, could you think over the trip and update us all on those things you would have done differently, taken with you, and preped for? So far, other than the tires, it looks great!!!

P.S. None of our Martins showed up this year...and few last year. All our houses are cleaned but empty. Where did the Martins go?
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Great trip!!!When you get home, and if so inclined, could you think over the trip and update us all on those things you would have done differently, taken with you, and preped for?
Great idea! Finding the time to do it is the challenge.

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Great trip!!!When you get home, and if so inclined, could you think over the trip and update us all on those things you would have done differently, taken with you, and preped for? So far, other than the tires, it looks great!!!

P.S. None of our Martins showed up this year...and few last year. All our houses are cleaned but empty. Where did the Martins go?
We have been keeping notes to do exactly that. After we get home, we will post a trip assessment.
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Day 37 - June 19, 2007

We are in Enid, Oklahoma visiting a friend. We spent this afternoon touring the area north of Enid. A band of severe thunderstorms moved into the area early this evening. We returned to our friend's house in Enid. The weather reports were not good. It is storming, and the lightning is everywhere around us. The 10 o'clock news out of OK City is predicting severe thunderstorms and winds up to 70 mph with a second bands of storms coming through North Central Oklahoma after midnight.

We decided that it would be best if we spent the night at Steve's house. We went by Lucy at the campground (3 miles away) and closed everything down and got a few things. We have returned to Steve's house to spend the night. We will report on the outcome tomorrow. Hopefully Lucy will fare OK.
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