26-27 June 2010
(North Platte, NE)
This 1-niter was at Holiday RV Park. It's an older park that is filled every night. We arrived early and got settled before the rush. Gets pretty crazy when there are several rigs trying to get connected for the night.
The South Platte River runs thru the town of North Platte (huh?), so there were a lot of mosquitoes (remember that to our minds, even one mosquito is a lot!). But we dealt with it which means we whined as much as the mosquitoes did.
We ate at Penny's Diner very near the park thinking "How bad can they screw up a hamburger?" Sadly I can answer that question: what I had was probably a hockey puck in a former life. I'm sure because it was about the right size and it was hard as a rock. It had signs of having been on the grill which was probably done to hide the NHL logo in the steel center. Celia had a milk shake which turned out to be very good, but yours truly can't have dairy. That hockey-puck burger gave me something extra to whine about besides mosquitoes! Our advice... don't have anything at Penny's besides the milkshake.
N Platte is a fair sized farming community and we were able to do some restocking plus make a run to Walgreens. We were off to Kennebec, SD the next morning.