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Aug 4, 2020 - Passports and Parks

Broken Bow, NE We are continuing our way across Nebraska doing our Passport program and the Park Pursuit and enjoying the scenery and sights as we go. Although not the lakes, mountains and trees we have been enjoying for the last week, the western part of Nebraska with its green, rolling hills is beautiful in its own way. It is certainly nicer scenery than most people see when they travel through Nebraska on the interstate. We made it to Broken Bow which was on the Passport list and decided to stay here for the night. It is a lovely...

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Sep 7, 2018 - Booze and Broken Bow

Broken Bow, NE We obtained a few passport stamps today and completed 1 rubbing. The passport site that was the most fun and where we spent the most time was Mac’s Creek Winery. It is family owned and is located north of Lexington, Nebraska along the banks of Spring Creek at the historic joining of the Oregon and Mormon Trails and along the famous Lincoln Highway. The family has been raising grapes since 2000 and regularly grows over 10 varietals. The land around Lexington presents unique challenges to the vineyard because it can’t grow the...

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Sep 22, 2017 - First Official Day of Sale - Big Foot and Outer Space

The plan for today was to give those Cornhuskers an economic boost while drastically improving our treasure inventory. Well, we quickly added a third objective – to feed our faces like there was no tomorrow. We shopped Grand Island, Cairo (pronounced Care-O), Dannebrog, St. Paul, Elba, Scotia, North Loup, Ord and Loup City. We started out fine with our normal hotel breakfast, but then we went CRAY-CRAY. We managed to eat: homemade cinnamon rolls, pizza from a Danish bakery, egg coffee, chocolate chip cookies, sour cream raisin meringue pie...

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Sep 28, 2013 - Day 2 of the Hunt

It was another L-O-N-G day! I have one leg that has a permanent calf muscle charlie horse and Gene has one heel that is killing him (I'll be calling him Achilles). We saw two junk jaunters in their 70s on our hotel elevator and the woman said, "We went REALLY far today - we made it 30 miles." Gene replies, "We went 220 miles today!" They just looked shocked and got out of our way in sheer awe of being in the presence of the junk jaunt masters! That's right we went 220 miles and spent $250 today and purchased over 80 items. Gene tried to...

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Aug 1, 2011 - Back in Broken Bow

After spending 2 days in Omaha and 2 more at Mahoney we have brought the beast home to Broken Bow. We reconnected with 6 of our grand kids and stayed at Mahoney until the tanks filled up. Stopped at Home Depot in G. I. to pick up some long trim while we had the ability to haul it. Its good to be home but a lot of projects await. Signing out. Bill

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Trip Journal

Steele summer 2011

Oct 5, 2010 - Broken Bow NE

Chloe, the female GPS voice, is along for the ride as usual. I thought I was finally in control me having a mute button on the computer, however after 7 hours riding and a few catty comments made by me, she stopped talking. Now that sounds familiar, although it usually does not take 7 hours. Arrived in Broken Bow, Nebraska, after dark parking near the railroad tracks, maybe on the tracks, the trailer shakes when a train passes. You may have heard that there is a lot coal being mined in WY, but were suspicious of the stories. The stories...

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Sep 22, 2010 - Day Eleven - South Dakota & Nebraska

Hi Everyone, Today was a bit of a challenging day as we left our overnight destination of Wall and headed into Bandlands National Park. Unfortunately we only seen one critter, a prairie dog but that didn’t really matter as the scenery in the park more than made up for it. This is where our day turned a little challenging, firstly we drove through several towns including Interior and Wanblee but could not find anywhere that sold any kind of food or drink, they where mostly towns on Indian reservations and it seems for some reason that...

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Sep 11, 2009 - Day 17 - Broken Bow, Nebraska

Sadly, we left Custer State Park - and started riding east through South Dakota, then dropping south into Nebraska. East of of Rapid City on I-90 for 130 miles, then south on US hwy 83 into Nebraska. We then went southeast on Nebraska Scenic Hwy 2 - and passed the Nebraska National Forest - must be corn stalks, cuz we didn't see any trees. In the wind - Alan lost his beloved Born to Ride cap - his first "gift" from Lynda when they first started dating. The wind stayed strong and steady all day - not our best day!! It was chilly and windy -...

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