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Nov 8, 2015 - We're still pointed South West

The fairgrounds here in Hastings has a large open lot with full hookups and hardly anyone here. We hooked up and paid our fee in the box which relies on the honor system. We found a good Italian place for dinner and then relaxing from the windy travel day.

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Dream On

Sep 7, 2013 - Hastings, NE

September 2, 2013 --- September 7, 2013 We left the Cheyenne Moose Lodge and drove to North Platte, Nebraska. We stayed all night in North Platte at a real nice campground. The next morning we drove to Hastings, NE. and parked in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge, which is a Country Club with 18-hole golf course. They had 30 amp service, but no water or sewer. The people here were very nice and friendly. Our friends Wade and Barb from Florida that we met up with in Fairbanks were traveling in this area and stopped by the Elks to visit with...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Hastings, NE

We moved down over to Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings today, dropping down away from the North Platte River. We are surrounded by corn fields and brilliant yellow sunflowers. More crop dusters and large farm storage facilities. Driving through town we came across a traffic problem, bales of hay had fallen off a truck in the middle of the road. But it must have been a normal occurrence, as vehicles moved around and past the obstacle. The camping at the fairgrounds was good with electric, water and sewer. They had plenty of spaces and...

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Jul 27, 2013 - Hastings NE - Walmart Parking Lot

This is one of the best Walmart campgrounds we've ever been in. There was even a large grassy area where Bridget could play. Only thing it was missing was squirrels and/or rabbits. She didn't complain though. We ended up here after visiting Superior Estates Winery and the tasting room for Little Blue Vineyard in Fairfield NE. We stopped in Fairfield first to do a tasting, then planned to go to Superior to the winery and to camp in their city park. But, the special sounded so good at the Fairfield Opera House Bar and Grill (which is also the...

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Retired at Last!

Oct 6, 2011 - Hastings, NE (Day 3) - New Tires, High Winds

(Ron Writing) We’re still in Hastings, NE. A couple days ago when we were driving to Hastings from Lincoln, we could feel an unusual “bouncing” motion in the rig as we were driving. This started just when the highway surface changed from very smooth new asphalt to some old asphalt covered concrete and we suspected it was just the road joints causing the rig to “porpoise”. But it seemed worse than expected so we stopped twice to check all the tires and the tire pressures. Everything looked normal so we continued. When we arrived in Hastings...

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Oct 4, 2011 - Hastings, NE - Our First Runza & German-Russians

(Ron Writing) While driving around Lincoln we’ve noticed several Runza Restaurants and were curious about what kind of food they serve. Today we stopped by a Runza for lunch and enjoyed a new and different kind of sandwich. Nebraska is known for its Runza sandwich, a “sealed” bread with a meat filling. The meat is a loose beef with chopped cabbage, chopped onions and other spices. There is a large population of ethnic German-Russians living in this area and a Runza is a Russian sandwich. We enjoyed them – try one if you’re in this...

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Sep 30, 2008 - North Platte Canteen/Archway Museum/Hastings NE

Start Odometer: 47167 End odometer: 47339 We traveled 172 miles today. We reluctantly left Buffalo Bill State Recreation area at 9:39 am with Hastings, NE as our target destination. Despite the flies and the descent of the mosquitoes at dusk, it really was a pleasant place to camp. There were three other campers in the park. In perusing travel literature, T had noticed several references to the North Platte Canteen museum. Since she had no idea what a canteen museum was all about and since the Lincoln County Museum which housed this gem was...

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Oct 20, 2007 - Hastings, NE

Well, guess what? We continue to amaze even ourselves. We started down the road this morning and instead of turning south we ended up pointing further east and then north. Our reasoning was fairly simple; we have until Dec. 20th before we have to be back in Port Townsend for Ralph's doctor appointments, that's 2 full months of travel time. As we really love the southwest and want to be where it may be warmer than Washington, we thought we still have enough time to see a lot more of Middle America before the snow flies. We hadn't really...

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