(Hastings, NE) Hi 85 Lo 64 – It was a little windy when we got up and got hitched up, but not enough to stop us from moving on to Nebraska. It took us two hours from the time we got up till we got on the road at around 10am.
It was almost all back roads this trip. The terrain was mostly bright yellow wheat fields through Kansas.
As soon as crossed the border into Nebraska the fields suddenly turned to green corn fields.
We saw these unusual shaped buildings on the edge of a cornfield. We think it might be a house. It had windows and a door, but sure wasn’t anything like we’ve seen before. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
When we got closer to Hastings we passed two ethanol plants. A lot of the corn in this area is used to make ethanol fuel.
We arrived at Hastings Campground and were immediately greeted by Mike and Terri. It was so great to see our good friends again. We hadn't seen them since last summer in Richmond when they were trying to sell their house. Their house is sold and they're now officially full timers. They've been here in Hastings for two months due to Terri's recovery from a broken shoulder she suffered a while back. She's been getting physical therapy here in this area.
After we got set up we visited for awhile in Mike and Terri's Excel fifth wheel. Mike invited us to go to a local dirt track to watch some stock car racing. Terri isn't a big fan of racing, so she stayed behind. Junction Speedway is about an hour east of Hastings in the small town of McCool Junction. It's a 3/8 mile track, with nice amenities, including a small gift/souvenir shop. As you can see in these photos, you can see for miles and miles and miles.
The racing show was quick-paced and very entertaining. The action started around 7:15 and was over by 9:30. We had a great time. We both love local stock car racing. We really should scout out and go to more tracks in our travels.
I’ll get some pictures of the campground and post them in tomorrow's blog.
It's going to be fun spending some time with Mike and Terri.