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McCook, Nebraska

Jim says:

Yesterday Mary and I had an abbreviated driving day of only 127 miles with Mary driving 65 of those miles. We departed Hastings, Nebraska at 9:00 AM in drizzly, foggy weather.

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A foggy morning in a small Nebraska town.

As we continued following a portion of the old Oregon Trail, the weather cleared.

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Following the Oregon Trail across the high plains of Nebraska.

We arrived in McCook, Nebraska and stopped to visit the High Plains Museum. Population is about 8,000 and at an elevation of 2,570 feet. McCook is a pretty and clean town with wide streets…made of red brick on the main street of Norris Avenue named for a past state senator. As we entered McCook we came across Kerrer Park which is a free tourist camp..a site generally seen only in the mid-west. It’s sponsored by the City of McCook to encourage travelers to stop and enjoy (spend your money) their city. It worked! We have the best site…level and shady. It has 30 and 50 amp electricity at each site, 6 RV spaces, 3 water spigots and an RV dump station.

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You don’t see these on the east or west coast.

It’s so nice here and because we’ve driven about 900 miles in the last four days, we’ve decided to spend another day here…rest and relax.

Yesterday we did visit the High Plains Museum. I’ll show you those photos tomorrow.

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about McCook, Nebraska…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCook,_Nebraska

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