Thursday, August 30, 2012
I am not going to do a litany of what i lost. it makes me sick.... It was my little camera, these were from today and in the better camera..
Above is Chimney Rock..
When pioneers got to Chimney Rock they were 2/3 of the way to where h\they were going, either, Calif or Oregon and the plains were behind them. I felt the same way ")
Today drove thru smokey haze, hovering lightning, blackness on the horizon, coolness aahhhh, and minor heat.
Yesterday i drove to Ogalala NE and north west of there spent the night at Lake Mccoughly, there was NO water in most of the lake behind the dam, and lots of dead trees, white sand, suppose that is why people go there to drive around in all that sand, there was NO one there, it was spooky!!! and everything was dried up, they spent no effort in trying to keep the grass green, that is for sure. AND it was really hot too!! AND boy if we thought Iowa was dry with the corn, Nebraska is really, really worse!!! Some was not even knee high, some was just really dead, Saw them hauling ground up corn to feedlots for silage, and saw them baling it up into those big round bales, looked weird. There was a great sunrise over the Mississippi when i was leaving..
I always wanted to see Chimney Rock, it was on my bucket list of things to see, just an iconic symbol of the West..
Tomorrow should be home, even if it is late..
Take Care All