Our Lazy Daze Motorhome

Our Lazy Daze Motorhome
2009 Lake Louise

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nebraska Into Missouri

Nebraska was fairly unremarkable.  We didn't take any pictures along the way because the landscape really doesn't change, it's flat.  There are cornfields and other unidentifiable crops growing along the interstate with an occasional windmill or oil well.  The big draw to get into Nebraska was the Cabelas.  The Cabelas headquarters is here.  Ed loves that store and ended up buying some Carhartt jeans that he tells me fits him to a T.  No pictures today!
9/23/2012 Sunday.  
We headed on toward Sidney, Nebraska on US 385.  A straight shot that took us through our last glimpse of the Badlands and onto the plains of Nebraska.  Hilly roads with blowing winds and small towns the whole way, a very different look that got boring after a while but was still very scenic.  We arrived in Sidney about 5:30 pm and set up at the Cabela's campground just off I-80. It was full hook-ups with a nice laundry and bathrooms for $27.48. We drove $220.9 miles today.  It was nice, not too much road noise.  Would stay here again.

09/24/2012 Monday.
Up at 8:00 to get ready for our big visit to Cabelas.  We bought a new Garmin Nuvi 1490 at Cabela's for $149.99 ($100 off because it was a closeout) with Lifetime Maps along with a few other items.  I-80 was straight and smooth without the severe winds we had for several days.  We stopped for the night at Windmill SP, exit 285 near Gibbon, NE. Very pretty campground with scattered trees, several small fishing lakes, great temperatures today and easy access to I-80.  The cost was $23, with a one day park pass for $5.  We were in site 29, a pull-through with electric only.  Bathrooms weren’t updated, but the laundry was OK. We would stay here again. Drove 229.4 miles today.  Met some locals on a bike ride who told us that the big windmill we were looking for had blown down in a storm.  We've decided that we are both fat so we had grilled chicken and 1/2 baked potato for dinner.  Our first day of eating "lite".

9/25/2012 Tuesday.  
We continued on I-29 toward Kansas City.  Not a lot of options for campgrounds so Ed made the decision to find the Lewis and Clark State Park in Rushville, MO.  Since we'd missed the exit to a better road, we took Exit 35 on Rt. 116 that was a small, hilly county road and it took 24 miles through switchbacks and cornfields.  Who knew?  The park had been underwater from flooding of the Missouri River and was closed for 2 years, only reopening this Labor Day.  They are slowly renovating the park, new gravel on some sites, bathhouse has new flooring, but not new shower interior. There was lots of hot water with good pressure.  The cost was $19.  We drove 314.1 miles today.


Joe Ellis said...

Hey Girlfriend,

We went through a lot of this area last summer and I loved it. Next year I want to go to the Popcorn Festival in North Loup, NE. My goal is to find those little known, out of the way places and small towns and just soak up the quaintness. I'm just done with city life, the crime, the noise, the rude people.........

Looking forward to Savannah though. I lived there a short while and loved it. Of course I was 15 and life was good! See ya soon.

Ed and Jeanne Gaffney said...

Hi Joe. The Popcorn Festival sounds like fun. We saw billboards advertising it. It's a huge deal. I know what you mean about city life. We just got home, back to the city. The only thing we love about it is two grandkids are here!! If it wasn't for them, we would be on the road 7 months out of the year!!

Can't wait to catch up in Savannah!

Love, Jeanne and Ed