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2007 06 02 – Big Trip – Day 33 – Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Fort Robinson Campground, Fort Robinson State Park. Tachometer – 3470 miles

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Paola and Shir walking down the trail from Scotts Bluff

We had a warmer morning today and after a quick visit to Safeway set off rather early eastward on route 80 towards our next destination. We crossed over into Nebraska, part of the Great Plains. I expected to see a flat, endless grassland, but in reality there are some hills here and there. We drove north towards Scotts Bluff, an atypical rock formation towering 800 feet (250 meter) over the surrounding area. We arrived at noon and had lunch in the parking lot.

After lunch, one of the rangers took us up the bluff with a shuttle van, a service happily provided to RVers whose cars cannot pass through the 3 tunnels built in the 30’s. Ron was ecstatic – a shuttle AND tunnels. (more…)