Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Day 2 North Platte, NE

Had our flu shots today! They would have been free in Canada but we missed them, but did get a discount here at Walmart and paid $22.97 each- so we're all set with that.
Today also went to see the Bailey Yard and Golden Spike Tower. This rail yard is the biggest classification yard in the world. Thought Gerry may like it since he used to work with rail cars at his job before he retired.

Owned and operated by Union Pacific Railroad, it sorts and services locomotives and rail cars headed across North America. 

Covering 2850 acres- it's over 8 miles long and 2 miles wide. And an average of 14,000 rail cars pass through here everyday. 
Admission: $7 per adult

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

So here we are parked at Walmart, and across from us we see this girl with a sign obviously looking for a handout. Now we will help those in need but this person has a Smartphone in their back pocket and drove here in their blue car seen in this photo on the left.

So tell me, what is wrong with this picture??
Both Quiznos and Walmart nearby- both have signs in windows they are hiring!

Trick or Treat Halloween Treats!

Trick-or-treating—going from house to house in search of candy and other goodies—has always been a popular Halloween tradition, and we have some brands we'd like to share with you that are great for those little Trick or Treaters this year.

Wrigley -

Wrigley has all your Halloween candy needs such as Skittles/ Starburst mixed boxes, Lifesaver tri packs, and their delicious Hubba Bubba Gum! All these, available at your local Walmart store.

Skittles and Starburst Candies (gluten-free!)-
Skittles and Starburst contains a variety of bite-sized chewy candies with a colourful candy shell, with skittles you get an unpredictable combination of colours and tastes.

• Flavours Include: Skittles original, skittles sour, starburst original, starburst fave reds
• Snack size
• Gluten-free, Gelatin-free
• Makes a perfect lunch size snack

LifeSavers Candies-
LifeSavers Candies featuring a variety of LifeSavers candy perfect for Halloween.
• Jumbo Gummy Ring, LifeSavers Lollipops, LifeSavers Hard Candy
• Snack Size
• Makes a perfect lunch size snack

Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum-
Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum in Awesome Original
72 Individually wrapped pieces

Original Foods Marshmallow Brooms and Original Kisses 

This Halloween treat the little ones with Original Foods Marshmallow Brooms and Original Kisses
You can't go wrong with chocolate and marshmallow brooms- A chewy marshmallow covered by a generous coating of chocolate. A treat that makes everyone smile. Or the Original Kisses- rich, molasses kisses with earthy, spicy flavor.

M&M’S® Peanut Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix Share Size-

Scare up a sharing opportunity with new M&M’S® Peanut Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix Share Size. With festive seasonal colors and a batty design, this new mix is destined to be a delicious personal treat for ghouls and enough to share with a gobblin’ friend.

** Watch this spot for more Halloween treats...coming soon!

North Platte, Nebraska- 2 Day Stop

                                  Campground- half full

We've decided to take a 2 day stop in North Platte, Nebraska. We arrived yesterday afternoon, and Gerry wanted to check into a campground so we could do laundry, get showers, etc.. plus free Wi-Fi at the campground! We had made a few pit stops along the way here and twice Jakey stepped in burrs- something we knew little of. But now we do! Windy along the way as well, made for harder driving conditions for Gerry, keeping the RV on the road. We missed out on an 1880's town that was created for the movie Dances with Wolves that starred Kevin Costner, but was closed for the season.

                                        Place to walk Jakey

Will be checking out of this campground soon and heading to Walmart parking lot, with the truckers for the day/ night. Nice to have all the electrical, unlimited water, etc but came with a price of $37 US. Jakey gets excited though seeing the squirrels around here- and they are so big compared to the ones back home, and alot of people with their dogs. Seems like most that travel have pets.

Stopped today at the Fort Cody Trading Post here in North Platte. 

                                                          Gerry outside The Trading Post
                               2 Headed Calf- Lived only 48 hours

Family owned and run since 1963, it features a few road side attractions, as well as a huge gift shop. Admission is free to their outdoor stockade and western museum indoors which includes vintage cowboy gear, firearms, Buffalo Bill photos, and the permanent home to the Buffalo Bill Miniature Wild West Show.
Two nice ladies working in the gift shop today- gave them a loonie and toonie- as we got to talking about our money and they didn't know about the "loonies" and "toonies" of Canadian money, but now they do!

                                          The Indian Muffler Man


                                                 Old time Buffalo Bill photos

                                  Lots of animal heads on the walls: bulls, buffalo, deer

                                    Part of the replica of the Wild West Show- hand carved- over 20,000 figures- taking 12 years to complete