Adios, Nebraska

Adios, Nebraska

Once you get off of Rte. 80 and spend some time looking past the obvious; you truly start to appreciate the bygone characteristics of Nebraska that remain strong, even if they are faded in the background. There are swaths of grassland standing tall as remnants of the prairie that existed before the corn.  There are […]

Northwestern Nebraska

Northwestern Nebraska

After leaving Scottsbluff, we stayed a few nights in Chadron, NE.  You may be wondering why we spent soooo much time in Nebraska…well, we will be heading to South Dakota next, and we wanted to wait until the Sturgis Bike Rally was well over.  Eventhough we were stalling, we really enjoyed our time in Nebraska […]

BUSTED!

BUSTED!

Well, we need to come clean.  For those of you who thought we were on the lam…you are right.  Nebraska’s finest pulled us over just outside of the Scottsbluff’s Monument.  And by that I mean we had just pulled out of Scottsbluff Monument and in less than one mile we were sitting on the side […]

The Graves of Overland Travelers: Rebecca Winters’ Story

The Graves of Overland Travelers:  Rebecca Winters’ Story

Many dangers faced the overland travelers of the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails.  From wagon accidents to stampedes, weather related injuries to disease, there were a multitude of trials that the overland travelers had to face.  However, the majority were able to make the journey safely, with only 10% dying en route, which I find […]