Sunday, August 11, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (92)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (92)

08/11/2019 Travel Day – Scott City, Kansas


Start Location:
Start Time: 8:50 a.m.
Mileage:  58,027

End Location:
End Time: 12:55 p.m.
Mileage:  58,231.0
Cost Per Night: $26.00 USD
Weather: 69 – 88 F Cloudy
Route:
  • 83 South 
  • 34 East
  • 83 South
  • 40 East
  • 83 South

Our camp host for the night was not returning from church until a bit after 1:00 p.m. Therefore, we did not leave until 8:50 a.m. today. About fifteen minutes into our drive, out in the pastures, our noses were overwhelmed with the smell of poop. It was so strong; I checked our bathroom to make sure it was not coming from us!

There were corn fields everywhere for miles and miles. The rolling hills speckled with trees and cattle were also breath taking. The marshes and ponds had all but disappeared.

Our campsite (spot 3) was nothing to brag about. But it had sewer, water, and electricity, so it was perfect for a quick affordable stop. There was nothing to do in the small town of Scott City on a Sunday – trust me we scoured the town looking for a sit-down café for lunch. Tates, which the gas station lady informed me was the best place in town, was closed; as was Daylight Donuts!

It was hotter than hell in the RV, especially in my office area (the passenger seat near the engine ‘dog house.’) This was unfortunate because I had hoped to catch up on some computer work – it was just too unbearably hot!

The internet was just fair, so we spent our evening trying to stay cool while watching number three and four of our Bruce Willis ‘Die Hard’ marathon.

Wildlife Spotted: Dead Doe on the Side of the Highway; Big Turkey; Doves everywhere in the Park Not So Wild Animals: Domesticated Buffalo, Donkeys, Horses, Cattle


Miles and Miles of Corn
Miles and Miles of Corn

Livestock Roamed the Hills Freely
Livestock Roamed the Hills Freely

We took a quick stop along the Blue Star Highway
We took a quick stop along the Blue Star Highway

Trains in McCook, Nebraska (pop 8,000)
Trains in McCook, Nebraska (pop 8,000)

We had to stop for a train as we went to town for gas
We had to stop for a train as we went to town for gas


Our Spot #3 - Scott City, KS
Our Spot #3

Church in Scott City, Kansas
Church in Scott City, Kansas


North Platte, NE to Scott City, KS
North Platte, NE to Scott City, KS

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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