We got under way by 10 am from Cozad, with approximately 150 miles to go to get to Polk, NE, where our friends Mike & Carlyn Drew from Lone Star Corral spend their summers.
Once again, I must say that the Muny Park in Cozad is quite a bargain, with 30 amp electric, good water and a dump station – cement pads and beautiful grassy sites. Within ½ block there is a municipal swimming pool, a lovely ½ mile paved trail through trees and fields, with lots of benches to sit on if you get tired, and lovely open areas for your pets! We really enjoyed it there :)
We got to our exit at Aurora (322) and filled up the gas tank again…we are averaging 7 mpg so far on this trip, grabbed a couple of Arby sandwiches and headed up 14. We arrived at the City Park in Polk NE about 1 pm. There are only 2 RV spots, but they are paved with full hook-ups, 30 amp electric. First 2 nights are ‘free’, thereafter $5 per night donation!
Oh what a lovely little town! There is a post office…a bar…a senior center….an all in one hardware store and several churches. No grocery store, no gas station…but believe it or not, several ‘brick cobblestone’ streets, and many really nice old homes. The population is 322 now, down from a high of 562 way back when.
We talked with our friends and decided to go to ‘The Lincoln Manor’ in Central City for dinner. We had a wonderful prime rib dinner (the special)…and more chatting, then we came back and I had baked an Angel Food Pineapple cake and cut up strawberries and blueberries to go on it, topped by some whipped cream! We enjoyed it under the pavilion where we continued to talk! It is amazing to see how long it takes to ‘catch up’ on everything!!!