USA 2017 Days 4 and 5


We decided to explore Nebraska for a few more days and used Scottsbluff as our base for the next day.  We took the bike up to Alliance and then took a little side road to Carhenge.  Yup, it is a version of Stonehenge but built with cars.  It actually was quite fascinating. 

They also had other sculptures created with metal pieces.

We continued on the road through the Nebraska Sandhills.  The scenery was beautiful but the day became quite hot.  And we saw a lot of trains!  On the way back, just outside of Alliance, the wind came up and the temperature dropped which made for an uncomfortable ride back to camp.  We were cold by the time we arrived.   

The next day we moved camp to the other side of Nebraska, just outside of Grand Island.  When we drove by North Platte we stopped at the Golden Spike Tower overlooking a rail yard.  It is run by Union Pacific and is the world’s largest (in acreage) classification rail yard. 

From the top of the tower you get a 360 view of the surrounding area.  They had lots of information to read and some retired railroaders there to answer your questions.  It was well worth the stop.

When we got to our campground, I took a walk to snap some photos and heard a buzzing sound coming from some trees.  I finally asked some other campers and was informed that they were cicadas.  I have read about them but the sound was not like I had imagined!