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  • Day6

    Photo Fail

    September 23 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    This is written somewhere near Omaha, Nebraska after traveling through California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.
    The reason for no posts of the amazing landscapes we drove through is the camera stuffed up which is better than admitting I stuffed up, I’m saying no more.

    The camera, or I’m working again now so we could have posted plenty of pics of driving through Nebraska but we want you to stay interested in the road trip, it’s been a beauty so far and there is a long way to go but somehow shots of and writing about the endless prairies where one of the highlights of today was seeing a sign saying “BUFFALO AREA” ain’t going to do that.

    I wanted to graffiti “WAS A” on it because not one buffalo was interested in standing by the sign.
    This probably was a good thing because when you see an animal in the wild like that you approach them thinking they want to be your best friend when really they don’t want to have anything to do with you at all.
    This happened coming back from Alaska. Buffalo were like rats up there, damn things everywhere even crapping all over the road.
    You think I’m over reacting? try hitting buffalo turds at 80 mph, they’re like mini mountains and if you hit a squishy one the stuff flies all over the RV and you can’t get rid of the little pieces or the smell for weeks.

    Anyway coming back from Alaska we see a fairly docile buffalo about 100 metres off the road having a rest under a tree and I think he looks pretty friendly so I walk over to say hello and get a photo.
    They moult at the end of winter, which he was doing at the time but apparently this makes them a bit cranky though I thought it might make them a bit tired so they wouldn’t be so agro. This is another thing I’ve been wrong about because I wasn’t that far away when before I realised it he was up on all fours and going for me.
    I ran for the RV sure I could feel it’s breath on the back of my neck only to turn and see it still standing under the tree.
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  • Jul10

    Kilometer für Kilometer

    July 10 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Es ging von Fort Collins (Colorado) nach Custer (South Dakota). Über mehrere Stunden waren wir unterwegs, sind durch Wyoming, Nebraska und letztendlich durch South Dakota gefahren. Auf dem ganzen Weg war so weit wie das Auge sieht nichts. Mal kam ein kleiner Ort. Nicht umsonst ist Wyoming der bevölkerungsärmste Bundesstaat von der USA und das haben wir absolut gemerkt :D

    Schön war die Fahrt trotzdem alle Mal :)
    Vor allem, weil wir zum Schluss das erste Mal in unserem Leben Erdmännchen in freier Wildbahn gesehen haben. Vielleicht besucht uns heute Nacht auch eines :)
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  • Day47

    Sydney, Nebraska

    May 8 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 36 °F

    When life throws you lemons - make lemonade.

    Today was one of those days.

    The weather forecast was glum for the mountains. Snow. Wind. Cold.

    The original plan was to go to Register Cliff in Guernsey, WY to see the ruts cut into rock made by pioneer wagons on the Oregon Trail. Then on to Fort Laramie to tour this famous frontier army barracks.

    This was going to be our second attempt at both of these sites. Timing on the first attempt a couple years ago was off and they were both closed.

    Second attempt. Failed. Weather.

    So on to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

    The Union Pacific Railroad basically made this town on its way to meeting up with the Central Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point in Utah to complete the First Transcontinental Railroad.

    The restored railroad depot acts as a visitor center and museum and one of their Big Boys is on display in a local park.

    After a stick-to-the-ribs lunch at The Albany in downtown Cheyenne, we headed to Nebraska away from the snow. But not the wind.

    Winter coats, hats and gloves were the order of the day.

    This is May. Isn't it?
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  • Day48

    Grand Island, Nebraska

    May 9 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 45 °F

    "Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. "

    If you met these qualifications you could be employed as a Pony Express rider making $100.00 a month. Unfortunately, it was a job that lasted only 18 months (April 1860 - October 1861) because of the completion of the Transcontinental Telegraph.

    We visited an impressive monument in Sydney, Nebraska dedicated to these fearless young men.

    William Cody (Buffalo Bill) started out his young life as a Pony Express rider. He went on to join the Union cause in the Civil War. Later he acted as a civilian scout for the army and helped feed the workers on the Transcontinental Railroad by shooting many bison that roamed the Plains.

    We all remember him for the Wild West show he put together along with Annie Oakley and hundreds of other performers. They toured all over the United States, Great Britain and Europe.

    Bill had a beautiful ranch built in North Platte, Nebraska to use for relaxation. We visited there today and stood next to some modern day buffalo.

    I wonder what their thoughts would be if they knew how William Cody got his nickname.

    You can't swing a dead cat - as the expression goes - without seeing a Union Pacific train out here. And North Platte was/is the center of it all.

    We rode an elevator to the top of The Golden Spike Tower to view the world's largest rail yard - Union Pacific's Bailey Yard. It is a Hump Yard - Google it - where they Sort, Service and Repair the trains. It covers 2,850 acres and is eight miles in length.

    Pretty darn impressive.
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  • Day48

    Grand Island, Nebraska (Part Two)

    May 9 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 45 °F

    We saw a T-Shirt that had a BIG ear of corn on the front and on the back it said:

    There Are More Ears Of Corn In Nebraska Than People 🌽

    This is true.

    We passed corn field after corn field that had been harvested last season and field after field that had been plowed ready for planting this season. Beautiful black Nebraska soil.

    And cattle. Field after field of grazing cattle.

    And feed lots. We didn't want to think about that.

    So here are a few more pictures from the Cornhusker state.
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  • Day2

    Dot 30!

    November 10, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ -7 °C

    Rest break well not really back on the road in a few then a fuel stop and then to drive as far as possible before going back to the sleeper like 7 more hours to go.

    On a side note it 20 degrees out and the hay bails look like frosted shredded wheat bites lol

    Lakes and ponds are slightly slushy

    And my co driver likes to stop with 4 hrs left on his time lazy f$&@!!!

    Oh well it’s almost over a few more days!!!
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  • Day92

    Manifest Apropriation [IN, MO, NE]

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

    As we worked our way west from Virginia the predominant theme at the first few stops was westward expansion. The battlefield at Vincennes, IN celebrated a victory by George Rogers Clark and his Patriots over the British in 1779. The dramatic century-old murals at the monument, however, portrayed the victory as pivotal to securing a foothold for westward expansion.

    In St Louis we visited the newest National Park-- Gateway Arch NP. This park tries to balance celebrating how the west was won with the cost to Native Americans.

    The final stop in this triptych was Homestead National Monument of America. This site celebrated the rugged individualism of pioneers who staked their future on land grants of 160 acres.
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  • Day5

    visit with the Kallasens

    May 4, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    We had the pleasure of staying over night with our family, Doug and Anne. Ping-pong, delicious dinner, strawberry pie, comfy beds, much-needed catching up and Emma the golden lab were highlights.

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