View from the bus going to Harrison, NE

Up at 4:00 am so I could have my son Alex drop me off at the Strategic Air and Space Museum at 5:30 to load my bike in the semi and get on the bus. Raining, dark, no one directing people where to go, I’m wondering if this is how the trip is organized (but later find they are very organized – must have

Harrison Hotel – Building at left said Water and Power Building, 1923

been the rain).

Sat next to a man who also lives in Omaha and works at PayPal, had great conversations with him and shared a foot-long sandwich at Subway when we stopped in North Platte for lunch.  Oh, skies cleared en-route and it was a beautiful day.  Clouds looked like cotton balls in the sky, so close you could touch them.  Also

beautiful country!  Nebraska is definitely not flat!!

Arrived in Harrison around 3:00, found a spot for my tent and proceed to set it up.  Took an hour as I had messed with the poles and screwed them up.  Had some too short, some too long.  No problem, it was a beautiful day and I’m not on any schedule.  Then it took another hour to set up my bike.  No problems, just took my time as there was lots to reattach.

Sunset in Harrison

I’ve run in to at least a dozen people I know and have had a great time getting reacquainted.  Had a wonderful dinner in the high school gym with a guy I used to work for 18 years ago.  The high school had 4 seniors this last year (small town!), but beautiful school.  Hospitality here was wonderful.  People from the town would walk up to you and welcome you, ask if you needed anything.

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