Traveling through the state of Nebraska from south to northwest was very reminiscent of traveling through Kansas except for the change in altitude. Lots if open green space dotted with cattle. We could see forever.
My handsome chauffeur took the “scenic route” instead of the Interstate. We were grateful for a Southeast wind as it pushed us along. He didn’t have to fight the wind as the day before along with the draft from 16 wheelers, because the scenic route is much less traveled.
As we climbed our first BIG hill all I could think of as our Mobile Condo made the trek was “I think I can…I think I can”. Our over all weight is 45,000 pounds which includes towing our truck with our Harley in the bed of it. Whew its a LOAD but she made it!
Texas is not the only place flooding. The scenic route is a 2 lane highway that followed along the Platte River. Lots of water and flooded fields. Thankfully we didn’t come upon water crossing the roadway, but there was evidence it had been.
There are plenty of things to keep in mind when we prepare to move. Most of them are second nature now like making sure all cabinets are closed tight, things stowed off of the counters so nothing goes flying and breaks, but we forgot to let air out of our Sleep Number bed. Yep, going up in altitude not only causes bottles to expand our bed did too! Thank goodness it didn’t POP… that would have been NO BUENO! Note to self…deflate bed when traveling.
Our last stop was in Alliance, Nebraska. We had traveled for 5 hours or so and my handsome chauffeur was ready to relax. We did not have any reservations. I got out my trusty phone and used a trusted app we used before to seek lodging for our Mobile Condo and it’s weary driver. As we were driving through the town we saw a HUGE Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad terminal. It is a huge employer for this small blue collar community. Never thinking how many trains would be going through AND how loud their whistles were at ALL hours of the night! So much for the restful night.
As the trains kept me awake I used the time to research and found that Carhenge was 3 miles from our RV park. Out in the middle of no where!
Carhenge is a replica of Stonehenge, England’s ancient alignment of stones that chart the phases of the sun and the moon. Created from Vintage automobiles, the dimensions of Carhenge replicate Stonehenge. The cars are primarily from 1950’s and 1960’s. They are planted trunk down and rise 15 to 17 feet wide; the same size as the standing stones of Stonehenge. All 38 of the major stones at Stonehenge are cleverly represented at Carhenge. So cool!
See you later Nebraska…..Next stop Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota !