Monday, August 02, 2010

Day 3, Alliance, NE to Cheyenne, WY

Today was an easy 165 miles. We left Alliance after breakfast at Taco John's, and headed south to Bridgeport, NE. We were going to stop for gas but the station had no premium and the pay at the pump card readers didn't work. We drove through a few miles of fresh chip seal on our way to Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock.

After that stop we continued to Kimbal, NE. I needed gas and couldn't wait. We stopped and again, NO premium. Oh well. Their card readers didn't work either, and I had to pre-pay for the gas, in CASH! The station was out of quarters too, so I got back 7 dimes in my change. Their ATM didn't work.
We had seen a listing on about a Titan missile in a city park in Kimbal. We went to check it out. It's in sad shape. The nose cone is gone and the paint looks pretty bad. There's about 6 inches of bird poop under the rocket motors. I was disappointed.

Just after crossing into Wyoming, we stopped at the visitor center and got a few maps. We drove across the highway to Subway for lunch. We ended up at the Cheyenne, WY KOA in a camper cabin for the night. We both thought that a swim in the pool sounded like a good idea. It was nice to relax and soak for a while. The skies were overcast and the temp was a nice 83 degrees. The pool was nice.

We are waiting for John's cousin Paul to show up, then we'll go to dinner.