We left Merriam, KS at 9am on Wednesday April 27 – Acey had 82,856 miles, Thor 102,088, and we have put 1940.7 miles on our bikes. Another windy but clear day for driving.
We left Kansas, back into Missouri, into Iowa and then into Nebraska!
We stopped for diesel at Costco in Lincoln, NE at 1:00 and arrived at Camp A Way at 1:30. We got settled in and fixed lunch and added Nebraska to our map.
The winds were stronger than we like for biking, so we went exploring – we spotted the dome of the capitol building as we drove toward town, and as we came closer, were surprised by the unique look – with an office tower – as we drove past the building – (photo from internet)
Trip Advisor recommended we visit Sunken Gardens. We saw some gardens by the Zoo. This pretty flowering white tree had weeping branches.
Across the street was the Sunken Gardens. Colorful tulips greeted us!
This garden has been here for a long time — over 90 years!
Lots of room for more flowers!
Beautiful dogwoods in bloom behind the pool.
And some large koi swam in the murky water in the pools
This section of the garden was full of white tulips – but they haven’t yet opened on the far side of the circle!
Linda was wondering if it would be OK to “tiptoe thru the tulips” but the sign said NO!
Lovely colors – large and small!
Going back to the Jeep, we saw a giraffe at the zoo – but it was too late in the day to visit the zoo
As we drove along, we saw these signs with a Model T motif. (Learn more here!)
We stopped for some craft beer at Zipline Brewing in Lincoln.
We headed back to Acey for dinner and did a load of laundry.
Thursday morning, we left Lincoln at 9am. Acey has 83,065 miles and Thor has 102,105 miles and the bikes still have 1940.7 miles since we didn’t ride yesterday. We had planned to stay 2 nights but shortened our stay due to the high winds and storms expected in western Nebraska and Colorado Friday afternoon. We are heading to the Boulder-Loveland area and don’t want to be caught driving in high winds! As we drove west on I-80 thru Nebraska, we saw lots of fields and some windsocks along the highway.
We stopped at a rest area to make lunch – and to clean the bugs off the windshield. We arrived at Pal’s Brewing in North Platte at 2:30 – our overnight “Harvest Hosts” stop for the night.
We drove to the grocery store since we were out of milk and came back to Pal’s. We had a couple of flights, sampling their craft brews and enjoyed them. We met another couple at the brewery that has been RVing fulltime for 12 years! WOW – they were also staying the night parked at Pal’s but are heading East tomorrow.
We will have an early start tomorrow, heading into Colorado and staying in Loveland!