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Hear we go again.
On the road again.
We plan on heading out across northern Nebraska on US route 20 on into Wyoming. Will see if it stays warm enough to hit the favorite trout fishing holes. On through central and southern Idaho and NV to get to Arizona when it has cooled down enough to be there. End of Oct. should do it. Then boondocking in the good old BLM in Quartzsite.
September 17, 2006
Terry posting... Over the
summer we had let things get a little less then ship shape in our rig,
so after storing my tools and equipment for the season I had to organize
and pack the trailer. Had a few other small projects that had to
be done, a few black streaks to remove from the sides, windows to
wash and a fifth wheel hitch to give a quick coat of paint. We then
went to visit my parents on Friday, and got to help my brother and dad
while they cleaned grain bins for this fall's harvest. Mom insisted
we take a few apples when we went as they are going to get a very good
crop of red delicious apples this fall. See the sour face on Terry's dad
face. They are great people, both now 80 years young. Terry is the oldest
of two boys and one girl. Terry's brother farms the homestead.
Finished packing the basement on Saturday and were ready to hit the road on Sunday morning. Mother Nature had to say good bye, and we had to stow the slides and take refuge on my sister's porch when a line of thunderstorms came through at 2:00 am on Sunday morning. We finally got to get some real sleep about 3:00, needless to say we slept in and got a very late start. We left our summer base at 10:45 and headed wet towards NE. Made it to Onawa IA about 2:30, had lunch then headed out.
We have landed for the night
in the little NE town of Wisner, camping at their city park, $10/night
for an electric site. After getting set up I explored the park, and
found they have put a lot into this little park, with a kid fishing pond,
Lion's club rodeo ground, ball diamonds and what looks like a tractor pulling
track. They have lots of camp sites, and they are all under large
cottonwood trees. We got lucky and on the very end of the campground
found two sites which are out in the open for the solar panels and satellite
dish to work.
Tomrrow we will see how far
we get. Have to find a grocery store at some point, and will get
fuel first thing in the morning. Evening should find us some where
near Valentine, NE where we might have to bondock as the city park offers
no services, just a place to park. aho, down through central
September 18, 2006
Got a early start this
morning, leaving Wisner about 9:00 AM. We Then headed out for Valentine,
and very quickly discovered there was a very strong head wind.
After stops for fuel and groceries we made it to Valentine and camped in
the city park for the night $10.00 for water. No electric or dump
station, and no real sites, but it was a good place for the night.
September 19, 2006
Made it to Chadron today
with perfect weather (no winds) and are now parked in a commercial
campground for the night on the west end of town. The Nebraska National
Forest just south of town had a fire in Augest and much of it is distroyed
and we saw a few homes that were no more. I made it to a Radio Shack
and got some contact and curcuit board cleaner for the hard drive connections
on my computer. On boot they would not show the drives connected untill
I reseated the cables at times. Now with the spray cleaner on the connectors
that should put an end to that. Learned that tid bit from reading Tigoa
George's travels. We have scouted the area, and www.frecampgrounds.com
so tomorrow will move to Crawford NE to the city park which offers free
camping just 25 miles away but closer to where Terry wants to go rock hunting.
Wednesday September 20
Thursday September 21
got out of town in Crawford, NE under threat of snow storms and headed
west into Wyoming to Casper and then on south to Rawlins, WY.
Friday September 22
tight in the RV park. I am reading and Terry is on the web. We can see
snow in the mts. but it didn't stick here.
Saturday September 23
We are waiting in Wyoming for the weather to clear. Awoke this morning to the sight of several inches of snow on the truck, trailer and trailer steps. It was a heartwarming sight that brought back all the fond memories of previous winters in IA---Not. The last time we saw significant snow was in late March of 2005 when we had to wait out a late season blizzard in Las Vegas, NM.
a load of laundry this morning and went to the grocery store for a few
things. Tonight we are going for comfort food, a turkey loaf, bake
sweet potato, home made rolls, and what ever else we come up with.
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