After turning 62, I am officially old. The advantage is that we finally had an opportunity to buy my Lifetime Senior Pass for the National Parks. The lifetime pass is available once you get to 62 years old and is $80. The Pass gives free entrance for the rest of our life and 50% off on camping at all federal parks that allow camping.
The closest park to Logan was at Conchas lake. It would be much nicer to visit if the lake were not almost completely dry. Unlike Ute Lake this lake only has what flows in from the Canadian river.
Crossing the dam was a bit of a challenge. First it is basically a single lane wide so looking ahead to see if anyone else has started to cross is very important.
Today, we take a bike ride in Sydney, Nebraska. They have a very nice paved trail that crosses the entire town east to west. We took our electric bikes and rode the trail. The bikes give assistance if we need it but most of the way we just used the bikes as regular bikes without the boost.
The local Girl Scout troop setup emergency repair stations on the trail.
We had a fun ride. The trail is just over 8 miles round trip.
We are members of a group called Harvest Hosts that gives access to lots of businesses that will allow us to stay overnight. They do ask that if possible for us to buy from the business. Most are farms, wineries, museums, breweries, distilleries, even bowling alleys. The current number of sites is over 2,700 sites. We have stayed at many over the last couple of years.
They make some very nice drinks. Our big advantage is that we only have a short walk back to the RV's.
Kelly Norrish was showing a dog at the local dog show. It was our first dog show and was very interesting. The show was very busy and there were many dogs and owners moving around to different areas. Lots of barking. It was a good show for Kelly and her dog, Sean, got the points he needed to be a Champion.
After moving to Cheyanne we decided that we would visit the local museum, brewery and a distillery. The museum is in the old railroad depot. One end of the depot is now a brewery and restaurant and the other end is a museum.
Wow, this building is really big. It was opened in 1887 and was an important rail depot for many years. In 1993, the building was donated to the city. A very impressive building
We were hungry so our first stop was the restaurant.
They had very good burgers and Shawna liked one of the beers they served.
Next stop the museum which was focused on the railroad's affect on the community. As we entered the museum on the floor was a map of the rail system in the state. Even the current rail is very large and impressive but in the past is was even more extensive and very busy.
The original roundhouse exists but I don't think it is used today.
Train travel was used by all levels of society but the wealthy traveled very well on a train.
It gets really cold here and they have had some very deep snow some years. Impressive!
Above the museum is a very large model train. It is laid out to show the entire passage of a train through the state and the communities the tracks passed.
Next another brewery. Someone at Danielmark's has an interest in comics.
One last brewery. Good thing that I am the designated driver. Just saying.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...