Saturday, August 05, 2006
Tonight we are staying in North Platte Nebraska at the Holiday RV Park http://www.holidayparkne.com/ Tomorrow we are heading to Red Cloud, NE to visit Paige’s Great Aunt Polly. We were there to visit last year for Polly’s 90th birthday and it will be nice to see here again. Red Cloud is a cute little place, little being the key word. http://www.redcloudnebraska.com/ We had a nice time last time and it will be a nice stop. We went for a swim today and visited a Buffalo Bill Cody museum. Everything we need is within walking distance. It’s possible we won’t have cell phone service or internet tomorrow but we’ll update as soon as we can.
Friday, August 4,2006
Got up this morning and went to an All you can eat pancake for $1.00 breakfast, served by the KOA. Two pancakes was all we ate, but they were making SpongeBob Squarepants shaped pancakes for the kids.(I know Mike secretly wanted one) Going to get out of South Dakota today, and make the trek to Nebraska, will stop at our favorite CarHenge in Alliance and then another 40 miles or so to stay in a Cabela’s RV Park at their Headquarters in Sidney. They have a Runza restaurant there…Will tell you more about Runza after we eat there. Why are all my diary entries about food? About 60 miles later we crossed over into Nebraska, and the sign said The Home of Arbor Day, we looked around, and there wasn’t a tree in sight-pretty funny. In Chadron we saw there was a Wal*Mart, so we stopped to stretch. We had decided that since we were so large and so slow we should turn the motorhome into a mobile billboard. We love captive audiences (Mike’s prison ministry for example) and what better than to make someone read scripture while stuck at 55 mph behind us. When we stopped for groceries in Rapid City, we looked for stick on letters, but they were out, but Chadron came thru. Mike has been leaving Gospel tracts in the restrooms at the campgrounds, and I have been continuing my restaurant ministry-leaving scripture cards with the meals tip. We believe the mission field is wherever you are, and we just happen to be lots of places. We are now in Sidney, NE and we have eaten our first Runza. http://www.runza.com/
It is a ground meat and cabbage/onion mixture inside a pastry type bread…think Hot Pocket. We saw them last year when we were here, but didn’t know what they were. We since saw them featured on a show we watch on the Travel Channel called Taste of America with Mark Decarlo. http://travel.discovery.com/fansites/taste/taste.html
He’s a comedian out of Chicago who travels the country in search of different foods. Very funny, and actually we are planning our route thru Iowa to stop at another eatery we saw on his show. Here I am talking about food again… We have cable TV tonight, so we are going to settle in for some relaxing. p