On Our Adventure… Again! (Aug 23 – Sep 16, 2022)

It’s been a couple of years since we were On Our Adventure in our 24-foot travel trailer. Other adventurous friends are having great experiences since the covid craziness settled down, so we’re trying it again. We headed east from Loveland on August 23rd.

Preparation in Loveland, CO

Light traffic. Good weather. Saw covid mask here or there, but… So far… so Good!

Pony Express Tribute in Julesburg, CO

First day we keep the driving brief and easy. (Actually, we try to keep every day brief and easy!)

Travel to Julesburg, Colorado, stop for the night just before entering Nebraska.

Next day we visit the local Visitor’s Center. Learned that Julesburg moved four times! And the Pony Express played a key role in the town’s history. We enjoy learning at the local Visitors Center about the town’s founders, Julesburg’s colorful history, and how the Pony Express contributed to the town.

RV Park sign

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We typically phone ahead for where to stay. Glad we did. Not sure we would have turned in here otherwise! The RV Park owner was very nice, and the overnight stay worked out quite well for us.

Kearney, NE, Archway over I-80

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Kearney, Nebraska, presents a beautiful archway over I-80 plus plenty of statues and quotes representing early settlers’ thoughts.

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Francis, Junior, and Sherry outside
Mrs. B’s” Nebraska Furniture Mart
Market Street

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Francis and Junior are such fun people! Together we visited “Mrs. B’s” Nebraska Furniture Mart, and

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Omaha’s downtown Old Market Street has unique shops and good dining,

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Boys Town, and more!

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Francis treated us to a short video about “The Honor Flight”. If you’re a vet (or know a vet) and haven’t been part of the “Honor Flight”, get involved! It’s a tribute of honor to all the men and women who risked it all in war to keep this country safe.

World’s Largest Ball of Stamps. 600 pounds. 32 inches across. 4.6 million stamps!

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Boys Town is a tribute to how one person who saw young people in dire situations, cared about those young people, and knew they could turn their lives around with proper love and guidance. His concentrated efforts plus the efforts of other people since the early 1900’s still help young people transform their lives into positive, enriching lives. Boys Town is well worth visiting and supporting.

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Mormon Trail Commemorative Statue

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The Mormon Trail Visitor Center presents the challenges and hardships the pioneer Mormons experienced while traveling west through this area.

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Sunrise at Black Hawk State Park, IA

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Relax by the lake a few days in Black Hawk State Park, IA, and enjoy a lakeside sunrise.

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Swiss Valley Park in Dubuque, IA

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Dubuque, Iowa, provides very enjoyable camping at their Swiss Valley Campground. Dubuque County maintains seven recreational parks that welcome RV’s and trailers. Plenty of hiking and nature exhibits to enjoy.

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Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Dubuque, IA

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While in Dubuque be sure to visit the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Glad we did! 51 acres of relaxing walks, plants, trees, trails, and feeding the koi fish!

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Koi fish feeding at the Arboretum in Dubuque, IA
Sherry and her buddy at the Arboretum in Dubuque, IA

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Fun feeding koi fish. So many of them!

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Sherry found a good buddy at the Arboretum.

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Solace at the Arboretum and Natural Gardens in Dubuque, IA
Lock and Dam #11 at Eagles Point in Dubuque, IA

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Experience peace and quiet in a busy world at the Arboretum.

Eagles Point Park in Dubuque, IA

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Action at the Lock and Dam #11 from Eagles Point in Dubuque, Iowa. Always entertaining…

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The Spirit of an Eagle at Eagles Point Park!

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Geralyn, Bob, Sherry, Gary at Lake Michigan, IL

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Day 10: Arrive Gary and Geralyn’s in Illinois. Enjoy drinks and plenty of laughter with them while visiting Lake Michigan,

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Bob and Sherry at the Mars Cheese Castle in Wisconsin

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Cheese! Cheese! Cheese! (Who Moved the Cheese?) The Mars Cheese Castle in Wisconsin. Third generation cheese castle kept us entertained and enjoying lots and lots of Cheese! Cheese! Cheese!

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Friends preparing to ride

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Riding at The Hunt Club has regular riders. Plenty of fun watching these riders prepare to ride!

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Near Gavin and Amber’s

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Gavin and Amber invited us to their wedding reception.

Preparing for the big event…

TON OF FUN!

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Gavin and Amber enjoy a kiss

Plenty of activity getting everything ready.

Laughter galore…

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A festive evening filled with laughter, dancing, and meeting new friends.

Guys watching gals hula…

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Gals watching guys hula…

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Gavin and Amber enjoying a dance together

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The adventure was fabulous! Arrived home safely.

Are we heading out again? Absolutely! And soon we hope. Stay tuned!

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Thank you for taking time to let us share with you while we are On Our Adventure. We’d love to hear from you!

Our path to Illinois and back…

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1 Response to On Our Adventure… Again! (Aug 23 – Sep 16, 2022)

  1. aleta says:

    ..how great you guys are hitting the road again.. we look forward to seeing you here at our place again soon..

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