Nebraska was another stopover. Not that we were not interested in the State, but more because we had a sort of schedule at that point in the trip. We were planning to meet friends in South Dakota on the 30th of June so we spent a night a Kiowa Wildlife Management area, where we had one of our most beautiful sunsets on the plains of Nebraska.
The following morning, we visited the beautiful & historic Scotts Bluff National Monument. Towering 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for peoples from Native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails to modern travelers. Rich with geological, paleontological and human history, there is much to discover while exploring the 3,000 acres of Scotts Bluff National Monument. The exhibition took me right back to the 1800’s when imigrants used the Oregon trail heading West (pioneers). We drove the summit road (which only opens at 10am FYI so no need to go too early), which brought us to an overlook on the valley that I really loved.
I would have loved to see the sunset at Mitchell Pass there. But in the afternoon, we were already on our way to South Dakota.
Coco, Bobby, Nola & Vanito!