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Discussion in 'Hobby/Travel Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Mar 6, 2006.
I drove thru Nebraska during Thanksgiving. There's nothing there.
The Oregon Trail ran along with Platte River, helping people get across Nebraska quickly.
For a reason.
BTW, there was a movement to tear down the border between Wyoming and Nebraska and make it one state.
That way Nebraska could have pretty scenery and Wyoming could win a football game.
I passed through Nebraska several years ago after a visit to Mt. Rushmore. The drive was pretty monotonous and unremarkable, but there were a few interesting sights. Scottsbluff National Monument, in western Nebraska, has mountains of a sort, the first hint for travelers from the east that the Rockies aren't far away. And Carhenge, a replica of Stonehenge made out of old autos, is a fun place to visit if you happen to be in the area.
Then how did you know where you were?
My wife's relatives live there.
Then how did you know where you were? </font>[/QUOTE] Drove to Lincoln to see relatives, which means I drove across the wole dern state. On the way back, I decided to go thru the western ridge of Iowa, & up to Rte. 90 in South Dakota. The scenery gets better, just outside of Omaha.
"Hey Bill, I thought you were dead..."
"I thought I was dead, too, 'till I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska...."
Gene Hackman, in "The Unforgiven"
We drove Nebraska East to West in '02.
Flat, flat, flat until you get close to the Wyoming border.