Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Since we only had about 30 miles to go today, we slowly got ready then headed west:
Crossed the Missouri River:
Awesome topography! Imagine miles and miles of a golden color, dotted with trees and farms:
A white horse in the middle of the field - for some reason, I think this means something but can’t quite remember:
We arrived in Pender, NE and are staying at the Blue Ox Campground. It is free for Blue Ox customers and Escape members. Tomorrow we have an appointment to have our tow bar serviced.
After setting up, checking in, and having lunch, we headed to Sioux City, NE/IA. The scenery was rolling golden hills with some harvesting being done - Beautiful! (Sorry, no pictures - I was driving.)
We needed to do a few things. First stop was an RV Store for a new shower head. Then to the Verizon Store. Andy gets a veterans discount and has been for a few years. Two weeks ago we were notified that we had to verify his status for a continued discount. Hmmm, seems to me that once you are a veteran, you remain a veteran - . So we had to bring either his VA card or the DD-214 to a company store.
Once that was finished, we made a few more stops and headed back home.
Stats for Today:
Miles Traveled: 35 Miles - Long Day - LOL!
Iowa: Loop Road; SR-175
Nebraska: SR-51; SR-16; SR-9; Industrial Drive
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Today was kind of a laid back day. At 9 AM, the Blue Ox technician picked up our tow bar and away he went. We try to do this about every two years or so - either here or in Quartzsite. The bar was back by lunch looking almost new - .
This afternoon, we went with our neighbors on a tour of Blue Ox. We did this tour in 2007. We enjoyed it then and now. One interesting tidbit: the highest selling baseplate is for a Jeep Wrangler. How about that - !
We also spent some time figuring out our next moves. There is a cold front moving in - high of 48 on Saturday - Brrr. So we have decided to head south towards New Mexico and will do touristy stuff next trip through here.
So stay tuned and enjoy today.