Saturday, March 28, 2015

‘FINALLY’….A CRACKER BARREL:)) COLBY KANSAS TO LINCOLN NEBRASKA

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AN OLD KANSAS WINDMILL

Despite a number of big 18 wheelers nearby we were not bothered by any noise in the night & slept fine.  No reason to have any night lights in the coach with all of Wal-Mart's parking lot lighting beaming through our curtains.  We also have a skylight in the coach so had lots of light coming through there as well.  Three other RV’s nearby.

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SUNRISE ON THE ROAD

Think it was about 7:45 when we had the big wheels back on I-70 headed east.  Not really much I can write about our journey today & that goes for photos as well.  Just flat country driving & with a windshield plastered with smooshed bugs there just was not a lot of picture taking going on either.  Weather is still holding up good with sunny skies & cooling temperatures.

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Last time we ate at a Cracker Barrel was nearly a year ago.  It was on our way home as well & it was April 10th when we pulled into a Lincoln Nebraska Cracker Barrel about noon & had us a turkey special.  By sheer coincidence my post tonight is coming to you from the very same Lincoln Nebraska location & here’s the odd part.  Neither Kelly or I have any recollection of being here.  Nothing looks familiar outside.  Usually I remember places if I have been before but had it not been for checking through some of my homeward bound posts from 2014 I would have never known we had been here before.  

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ALMOST A YEAR SINCE STOPPING AT A CRACKER BARREL & COINCIDENTALLY IT’S THE EXACT SAME ONE WE STOPPED AT A YEAR AGO

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SIGNS OF SPRING AT CRACKER BARREL

Until Retired Rod mentioned about tornadoes in Oklahoma city a few days ago we had no idea there were tornadoes in the area.  We have been totally out of the habit of turning on our television at all while traveling anymore & I have never been in the habit of reading news on a computer.  Checking the weather map Friday I did see rain & inclement weather across our path in eastern Kansas but never equated that with tornadoes.  Sooooo, we are duly warned & will monitor weather patterns closer today & go from there. 

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WITH ALL THESE BUG SMOOSHES ON OUR FRONT END YOU CAN IMAGINE THE MESS ON OUR WINDSHIELD

Thanks to readers for pointing out a couple errors in my Friday post.  Yes, the town of Craig is indeed in Colorado & not Utah.  Despite my photo showing the name ‘Johnson’ on the mountain tunnel it is really the Eisenhower tunnel.  That had me confused yesterday as well when on the road because I knew there was an Eisenhower tunnel somewhere in the area.  Figured I would later Google that confusion but totally forgot to do that Friday night.  Sometimes when I’m very tired I forget things.  Wikipedia explains my Eisenhower/Johnson confusion.

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KELLY CHECKS OUT THE CRACKER BARREL MENU

It is rare for me to ever overeat anymore but it seems whenever we get to a Cracker Barrel I sure seem to put a big dent in that rareness.  And tonight’s Cracker Barrel supper was no exception.  We both had chicken fried steak with cole slaw, & mashed potatoes with saw mill gravy.  Instead of the sweet potato Kelly got I had dumplins.  Of course there were also corn meal muffins & biscuits.  No desert thank heavens.  By the time I made it back to the rig I was waddling like an overstuffed duck…..

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A HAPPY CAMPER ABOVE & SKITTER SCATTER LET’S GET AT ER >>>    

GROANER’S CORNER:(( A coworker told me that I looked tired.  "I am," I said. "I just finished 100 push-ups."
"Oh really? When did you start doing push-ups?"
"Well, I did the first one in 1986."

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A lady went to a pet shop.  "I'd like to buy two yellow canaries," she told the owner.  "We don't have any canaries, but we have these," the owner said, as he showed the lady some pale green parakeets.  "That's not what I'm looking for," the lady stated.  But the pet store owner refused to give up. He said, "Just think of them as yellow canaries that aren't quite ripe yet."

7 comments:

  1. Looks like a whole banquet you're enjoying!

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  2. Lincoln is where my family and I lived for several years and where my son Scott lived when we lost him to Cancer in 2008. I have twin Great Granddaughters that are 2 years old that live there and my son Pat, the Federal agent lives there now. So I am quite familiar with Lincoln. I worked for the State Highway Patrol there as a Trooper.. Many, many years ago!. Some neat memories,,, Travel safe....

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  3. That looks like feast for sure.

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  4. Keep on traveling--uneventfully!!!

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  5. Colby, KS is the place where I went back in 1997 and found a branch of our family which emigrated from Germany in 1895.

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  6. Not sure. but you might be running Perpendicular to us..We are heading up I-57, to I-74, to I-39 in Illinois..Don't remember if you are going through Indy this time or not...Never the less, have safe travels, my friends!

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