I’ve been sleeping very well, getting up at about 8:00 am without an alarm clock, and heading out on the road by about 9:30 am. This morning, I headed west on I 80 for Colorado. Stopped at noon in Olalallah, Nebraska, when I saw a sign about a visitor center at a lake, and here it was.
Nice place for lunch in my RV—cold shrimp cocktail and a candy bar. Weather is a lot cooler now, especially since a lot of places had rain in the last couple of days. Temps at noon here were about 80 but with a very nice breeze.
Then onward to Sterling, Colorado, where I had reservations at Sterling North Reservoir Recreation Area. In its infinite wisdom, my GPS kept telling me to get off the interstate about 40 miles earlier than the directions I had recommended. However, the scenery on I 80 was getting dull, so I finally said, “What the heck?” and got off, following its direction at an intersection with absolutely no signs of life.
First, it took me down a country road and over the Platte River. No problems taking this photo at all, due to lack of traffic:
Next, we went past a herd of these guys, or rather girls. They seemed interested in being photographed:
Then over a barely marked railroad track. No need for crossing arms or warning lights here. Just stopped right on the tracks and took this photo:
Next, I turned onto this road:
And this very similar one:
And finally, after a lot of cornfields and a couple of barely noticeable tiny towns, plus a sign that warned that construction was about to begin and to watch for delays, voila, I was here:
No one on duty, so I checked in and put my money for my day-pass in an envelope:
And here I am parked:
It’s actually very pretty around here. Nice lake/reservoir and easy pull-through parking spots. Just enough campers for security, but not too many to make you feel crowded.
I went for a brief walk but forgot to take my binoculars with me so I could identify the birds down by the lake. Temps have really cooled down here--highs in low 80s and lows st night around 50. Tomorrow I see mountains!!!