Cabela's RV Park
Oliver's State Park
On our last post we were leaving Kansas heading to Nebraska. We'd have to cut through the very far NE corner of Colorado to get there though. We were staying as far east as we could to avoid the storm that was currently hitting Denver.
Luckily it wasn't too bad.
There were a few spots open and most of the snow had melted. We had water and electric. There was a little confusion on how to check in. You are supposed to check in at the store first and they assign you a spot. You pay there but fill out the envelope at the campground. We got a Good Sam discount which was nice but since the water wasn't working we were supposed to get a discounted price to begin with. For some reason this caused much confusion on how to ring things up. We gave up and just took the Good Sam discount making it $25 a night.
We left early in the morning for the 45 minute drive to Oliver's State Park Rec Area. There used to be 4 campgrounds here but after a water dispute the lake levels dropped and most were closed. I was expecting a dry lake. Not only were we surprised that there was water in the lake, there were several trees around in beautiful fall color, AND, the campground was free since it was off-season.
The pooch and I walked around the lake and investigated while Steve worked.
We wondered if the high point for Nebraska would be on a plateau like these (nope).
You can see for miles all around. There in the corner sits the lonely marker surrounded by pipe so the buffalo don't knock it over.
The buffalo stayed far away from us.
What a view!
It's a looooong way to the grocery store or gas station for these folks.
Once again you have to enter through private property. At first we weren't too sure if we could drive through or would have to walk. There wasn't too clear of a road, but nothing out here so we decided to drive after opening then closing the gate.
Wyoming/Colorado/Nebraska est. 1869.
Veni, Vidi, Vici.
The fence line between Wyoming and Colorado with Nebraska's fence line in the background.
Once back near the town of Cheyenne, WY, we stopped to see this large statue that we passed while on the way to the high point.
Once back at camp we walked around the lake some more and let Hurley have some fun in the water.
And he sure did. He splashed around for a long time.
We sat on the little dock and watched the sun going down.
We really enjoyed our months driving through those "fly over" states of the Midwest. Some people wondered why we wanted to spend our time here. Well, it turned out that there was as much to do and see as we thought there would be besides the high points. And really, there was so much more that we wanted to see but as usual, there isn't enough time for all of it.
We will be spending a few days back in Colorado visiting our friends Greg & Cori before heading to Arizona to be with family. I know Colorado is still quite a ways away from California, but somehow it feels close to home and that we are ending this years trip. While that always seems a little sad, I have been missing the mountains very much.