It seems not. When I pulled into my Passport Campground, there was no one in the office and no one in the campground! And, it was right off the interstate! There were lots of black-eyed Susan flowers around, so I decided to adorn myself with one.
Will Nebraska never end? It is SO flat and straight; I put the cruise control on and feel like closing my eyes and taking a nap. But whew--did I become alert in Brule--it had a huge cattle feed lot bordering the road for miles and the stench was like nothing I have ever experienced!
Tomorrow, I will be staying at the Walmart in Laramie,WY. That will feel like I am "out west"! Had a bad moment when I realized that Frank was not with me to experience the excitement of seeing our first mountain "out west"; it was always a momentous event on our trips. There's just nothing like the change from hills/flat terrain to the awe-inspiring majesty of mountains!
But, life as I knew it is past and I must reinvent my pleasures. I am beginning to find enjoyment in the driving, which I never imagined would happen. I always seem to meet pet people in the Pet Exercise end of the Rest Stops. Today, I met an overweight chihuahua (sp?) named Buddy and his owner who was a truck driver (who cares about HIS name!). Why are so many dogs named Buddy.
The reason I chose that Laramie Walmart location to stay is because it is a great jumping off place for my scenic route "Snowy Range" which takes me off I-80 and over a scenic mountain road (SR130), stopping at Saratoga, WY for a night or two.
Tonight, I crossed into Mountain Zone time and picked up an extra hour of activity time. I am at my planned Passport America stop in Big Springs, NE--$10 for full hookup--AND it has a clean, reasonably-priced laundry. Had my choice of sites since noone was there... Hung the "delicates" and Hard-to-Dry laundry in the clothesline rigged up for me by my handyman, Steve. This is how you do "white trash laundry" in an RV.
Even Cassie got a bath. I set up a bath station on the HitchHaul where I have about an extra 12" of space that is not used by the carrier. And, I don't have to bend over down to the ground or the shower basin to wash her! I cut some foam to fit so Cassie had a comfy surface, hooked the hose nozzle up to the "rainfall" setting and gave Cassie a good hosing-down! She has been wiggling in grass at every Rest Stop so she really needed some grooming!
Later, a couple pulled in with a shitzu and I went over and chatted with them with Cassie and my glass of wine. We let the dogs play together "off leash" and traded tall tales of the road.