Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011 Pender NE

We got up this morning, did the usual, and bid farewell to Mike N Carlyn and hit the road at 9:15.  Here are a couple pics of the park in Polk…very nice :)

We spent a couple hours going 137 miles, and rolled into the Blue Ox RV Park in Pender NE about noon.  We pulled into our site that had been assigned to us a week or so ago. 

I checked my email and there was one from our friends from LSC (Lone Star Corral), Jim N Sharon Guthrie giving us directions to McCook Lake SD where they are working for the summer.  Well, since it was only 46 miles, we decided to head on up.  We went over to Blue Ox and checked in, met our rep Mike and talked to him about refurbishing our system.  We then headed up the road to SD.
We saw LOTS of water – some ramps on I-29 were closed, and the water was more than halfway up the light poles!!!  Holy cow, that river is way over its banks! 

We got to the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve where Jim and Sharon are work camping.  Sharon toured us around the visitor’s center while Jim went after a golf cart – and we toured as much of the area as we could.  Unfortunately the lake is so high, and the corp of engineers were working on levees…Normally you can go 10 miles of trails – now you can go about 3.  Here are a few pics, but it would serve you better to go to their website for the full story.

We visited for hours – then we went out to dinner at a Casino – it was buffet, the price was great $9.95 – second one half price :) and included drinks N dessert  What a deal!

We visited some more, then we headed back to Pender, because I don’t like driving on roads I don’t know at night…and gypsy, our ‘usually’ reliable gps took us through down town Sioux City on the way there, and I certainly did not want to experience that in the dark!

We arrived safely back here at the park, and are now snuggled in for the night.

Mike N Carlyn, thanks for a great time.
Jim N Sharon – had a great time, thanks for the memories!

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