North Platte

Driver Down

Driver Down

After two long days of traveling we were ready to stop, rest and explore for a while. This area has a number of historical sites we plan to see, but today (Saturday) we needed to stop and catch our breath.

We had breakfast at Penny’s Diner, just around the corner from our campsite. The kids enjoyed watching our breakfast being cooked just four feet away from us. Scott and the kids plan to sneak back a little later and grab a malt or a root-beer float. Yum! While we were blessed with a gorgeous day, (64 and sunny) we did see piles of snow in the parking lot; remnants of the 17 inches they got two weeks ago, as explained by our waitress. DSC01062

As I was cleaning, doing laundry and cooking, (the first I’ve prepared at a complete stop – I’m used to 55mph dinners) Scott unloaded the bikes and took the kids for a ride. They found a bike trail that follows the Platte River and were completely suprised by a rattlesnake stretched across the path.  Of course dad felt that it was a Kodak moment (I think the snake might have felt differently). Take note of the two horrified children in the background who feared their father was about to die right before their eyes.

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake


Rattler

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