Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chimney Rock & Scotts Bluff

We found more Oregon Trail stuff to do!  Imagine that!!  We left Alliance & drove to Chimney Rock & the little museum there.  They had a wagon that you could load up, with sensors to let you know when you had overfilled it.  The girls had an endless amount of fun loading & unloading it.  Even Jake got in on the action!

We left Chimney Rock and made our way to Robidoux RV Park, a city park here in Gering, a short distance from Scotts Bluff.  This place had absolutely phenomenal reviews.  It is definitely a nice city park,  well-manicured and plenty of space between sites, nice staff, and a nice playground, though it didn't fit into the category of "nicest place we've ever stayed," like many of the reviews said.  Despite concrete pads, our site still wasn't level, and the bathhouse was just okay...though maybe it is just because our expectations were so high after reading such stellar reviews!

After setting up, and re-setting up to attempt getting more level, and lunch, we took off to Scotts Bluff National Monument.  The ranger there was super nice!  All three girls were able to do age-appropriate Junior Ranger programs, and when we needed to leave to drive up on the Bluff before they closed the road,  he presented all three girls with certificates & badges, despite the fact that we weren't 100% done yet.


We've spent enough time studying the Oregon Trail that I think all of us are starting to remember it!  Even Genna knows Oregon Trail terminology now!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

We are currently reading Patty Reed's Doll while studying western expansion. I just found your blog when Googling images of Chimney Rock. Thanks for the great photos. Your trip looks like a ton of fun!