Friday, May 27, 2016

Fairgrounds Home

Duane was back among the living today.  Although rain ruled the weather we used a brief break between showers to pack up and get outta Sidney.  The rain persisted our whole 2 hour drive northwest to Mitchell, NE.  On the way we got our first sight of the famous Chimney Rock National Historic Site.

Unknown butte

We also passed close by Scott's Bluff National Monument.  The famous pioneer landmarks are two of several places we have come to visit.

Platte River--crossed by thousands of pioneers.

The rain quit just before we arrived at our new home for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The fair grounds have two campgrounds with about 40 sites--30 amp, electric only for $15 a night.  Sites are on grass.

We opted for the nearest campground.  View from our front door.

Our nose faces a big empty grassy area then a residential area.  View of the railroad tracks, then the road we came in on.  Behind us is the fair area.

Midway area--stadium on left facing arena, ag building on right.  There is another big building like this one on its right.

Tiny small animal building at the end of the ag building above.   If you go left you come to

the big campground.

If you go right you pass covered stock pens and come to the 4H building.  Keep going right and you are back at our house.  We strolled around the entire place in 5 minutes.  It's small, but it's home.

Local resident also enjoying the beautiful evening sunshine.  

The local weather is predicted to be perfect for bike riding.  Our plan for tomorrow is to visit Chimney Rock and Scott's Bluff and learn some more of the history of the westward movement.

See you then, we hope.

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Glad Duane has joined the living again.

We really like staying at fairgournd campgrounds. The one in Springfield, IL, had so much going on and is so pretty.