#256 – Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 – Heading North

Due to various reasons, I did not get away from home until 11:00am.  It was a warm, sunny 73 degrees when I left.  I stopped for gas in Harrisonville – $2.08 per gallon.

I did not have a reservation for tonight so I saw a nice campground along the highway and pulled off at 7:15pm after driving 356 miles at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in Doniphan, NE, Site 25.

#8 – Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012 (Day 3) Driving thru Nebraska & Wyoming on I-80

Left Sidney, NE this morning about 9:00am after locating the local Ace Hardware and getting some excellent assistance from the employee.  I showed him the screw and nut that I took off the left side and he located the exact stainless steel duplicate I needed.

I put the plate back on and I was good to go.  I know Dad is proud of me.  FYI Dad, the shower is leak free!  Dad and I had to replace the shower faucet fixture last week…well Dad did most of the work and I helped…..

Before leaving Sidney I stopped for gas and I noticed a sign on the side of the truck/convenience store that advertised “classy restrooms”….well I did not really need to go but I could not pass up checking out that advertisement.

They were very, very nice. Lovely ceramic tile with decorative tile inset.  Best of all…they were private little bathrooms….no stalls….each bathroom had a toilet, sink, mirror, etc and a locking private door with a deadbolt lock.  At the exit of the bathroom area was a large sign with a button that requested you to push it to alert an employee if the bathroom was in need of attention.  I would say they lived up to their advertisement.   I know, I know….the strangest things amuse me.

It was a beautiful sunny, windy day.  There is a smoky haze from a big fire near Pinedale, WY.  Most of the day was in the high 70’s.

Today’s drive was in the hills.  Very, very desolate country.  A lot of unpopulated areas.  You do see cows in the hills eating what vegetation there is.  I saw a couple more wind farms on top of hills.

I was driving along and came around a curve and see a giant head of Abraham Lincoln. It was at a rest stop.  I stopped in Kevin’s honor.  Apparently before I-80 highway, the highway that ran from coast to coast was called The Lincoln Highway.

Drove 360 miles today ending up in Rock  Springs, WY.  I am at the KOA park here.  Full hook-ups including cable and wifi.  It is very, very windy.  The egg is hooked to the Toyota and I put the back jacks down and the wind gusts are still rocking the egg a little.

Tomorrow I am driving north thru Jackson, WY to Colter Bay Village RV Park in Grand   Teton National Park.  I will be there for 3 nights.  I will be roughing it without cable and wifi.  I will try to update the blog if possible at the visitor center where they have wifi.

By the way, I believe that you can enter comments on the blog if you have something to say.  My only advice would be to stick to first names only for privacy as it is a public blog open to viewing by anyone.

#7 – Monday, Sept 17, 2012 (Day 2) Driving thru Nebraska on I-80

Left Lincoln, NE about 9:30am in a light mist.  Ate lunch at Runza.  This is a fast food chain that you see in many, many cities in Nebraska.  I tried the Runza.  It was pretty good, I don’t know that I would order it again.  It is a dough with a mixture of beef, onions, cabbage and spices in the middle that is baked in the oven.  I took a picture so you could see the Nebraska famous Runza.  I had the cheese Runza.  They offer a few variations.

I stopped at the Archway Monument for a few minutes.  It is an interactive museum/restaurant/gift shop/hike/bike trail.  It is built over I-80.

Spent the day looking at cornfields, hay fields, pasture land and cows along the highway.  I did see one wind farm along the way.

Ended the day in Sidney, NE.  Staying at the Cabela’s RV Park & Campground.  Full hook-ups including cable and wifi.  At some point in the middle of Nebraska time changes from Central to Mountain time as Lincoln, NE was Central and Sidney, NE is Mountain time.

Drove about 350 miles today.  When I stopped for the night I noticed that my trailer license plate was hanging by one screw.  I used google to find the local Ace Hardware that I will be visiting before leaving Sidney, NE.

#6 – Sunday, Sept 16, 2012 (Day 1) The Adventure Begins

I feel much, much better today than yesterday.  Left Mom & Dad’s at 10:45am this morning to start the journey.  Stopped to have a quick lunch with my youngest sister and stop at a couple of stores.  Drove thru north Missouri, thirteen miles of Iowa and into Nebraska.  Drove about 275 miles today.  Stopped for the night at Camp A Way RV Park in Lincoln, NE.  Pull-thru site with full hook-ups including wi-fi and cable TV.  Spent the evening organizing everything in the trailer and watching TV.  The only thing interesting I saw today was at the RV park convenience store in the office…I looked at the refrigerator/freezer section and they have ground bison, bison steak, bison roast and bison burger meat for sale.  You don’t see that every day.