Finally getting to something more than snow

North Platte Travel Blog

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One of our first views of the rairoad yard in North Platte, taken as we went over a bridge in the car.

After spending so much time on the road the last few days we had a shorter day on the road today.  Only 325 miles.  But that only tells a portion of the facts.  Instead of doing 75 mph all day, we were on much slower roads with small very slow periods where a miniature town wanted you to slow to 25 through it.  So the total time was nearly the same as previous days.  Well, that and the fact that we also had to change our watches another hour forward.  We're now two ahead of "home" time.

We stopped in Bridgeport for gas and a sandwich at Subway, and then on towards North Platte.

My new GPS couldn't find the Golden Spike Tower, which was the highlight of our visit in North Platte.

Another bridge shot.
  But by keeping our eyes open we located it and found our way to where it was located.  And we got there and 7:15pm.  Still lots of sun, with long shadows which would not have been a problem from high in the tower.  But the tower closed at 7 p.m.  Darn.  If I'm going to see from up inside the tower it will have to be in the morning.  I'm gonna try to be out there when it opens at 9 a.m.  This Tower overlooks the largest freight classification railroad yard in the world.  I would hate to miss it.

So we headed back into town where the hotels and motels are located near the freeway and found  a room at the Comfort Inn.  Then off for dinner at the Perkins, just over the freeway.

Not much time to blog and post pics but I did get it done. :)

And thanks again to everyone for making my blog the feature on May 13th!     

Tamanawas says:
. . . wow . . . there's still snow!
Posted on: May 16, 2010
Sweetski says:
I can't wait to climb that tower with you Roger, see you in the morning :)
Posted on: May 14, 2010
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One of our first views of the rair…
One of our first views of the rai…
Another bridge shot.
Another bridge shot.
Finally we get close to the Golden…
Finally we get close to the Golde…
The sign out front.
The sign out front.
An old rail car at the side of the…
An old rail car at the side of th…
The tower and building.
The tower and building.
Another shot of the tower.
Another shot of the tower.
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
Comfort Inn, North Platte, NE
North Platte Hotels & Accommodations review
Not an ordinary breakfast in the morning
Located very near a freeway exit in the center of town this facility had either just changed hands or ordered a new sign to put up out front. This ho… read entire review
North Platte Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Good casual dining
We don’t have Perkin’s where we live in California, and we always look forward to going to different places while on vacation, at least for our di… read entire review
North Platte
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