In our experience and opinion, Jefferson County Fairgrounds Campground was overpriced for what it was. This is not a long-term campground’/park; only good for a couple/few overnights. This was the only place with vacancy for our 44′ big rig toyhauler 5th wheel. Though accessibility to I-25/US-6 was great, no sewer connections (except for dump station which was not big rig friendly), layout of the park, spaces between sites, maneuverability, and no sewer earned only 2 stars.
Would we stay here again? As a last resort.
Romans do’, but what do you do in a small Nebraska town who celebrates their
Greek Heritage? Of course, do as Greeks
do! CELEBRATE with a festival!!
about going one evening, so what’s a couple of spontaneous RV travelers to do when they’ve not
planned anything for dinner? GREEK
FOOD!!! When we were parked in Scotts Bluff for our ten-day stay, we checked out
the local to-do’s and noticed fliers for a Greek Festival in the town of
92 and passed Chimney Rock and the Pony Express historic marker headed east to
Bridgeport, Nebraska (got some great photos of that for a later blog entry). It was the Bayard Assumption Greek Orthodox Church fundraiser; sharing their religious heritage with food and entertainment held in their
local Prarie Winds Community Center. We walked in being
met with smiles, handshakes and welcomes as we were directed into the gymnasium
where the festival fundraiser was being held.
buy tickets and then turn in an allotted number of tickets to sample different
Greek Foods…and beer….GREEK beer, which we tried one each and they were pretty
good with a higher alcohol content (those Greeks do it right the first time,
don’t they?). We first bought $20 worth
of tickets; tickets being in $1 stubs.
Our beers cost us 4 tickets each, leaving us only 6 tickets each to buy
our food which really wasn’t enough to enjoy a little of everything Greek.
salads, fried calamari, and this tomato-y pasta dish. We later bought Baklava Sundaes to finish off
the evening. They had scheduled for 7:00
pm an evening of Greek Heritage dance presentations however, sadly we couldn’t stick
around for it because my back was giving me issues.
to’ go to the dessert table to use the rest of our tickets to get some desserts
to go. I got into a couple conversations
with a few of the locals; all were enthused and very interested in hearing our
story (they obviously knew we were ‘not from around there’). We gave them a few of our travel cards so they
can keep track of us on our Facebook page and blog.
is our travels and adventures aren’t only for seeing and doing the ‘attractions’, it’s about
meeting the wonderful people from all over our great Country and hearing their
stories. We are equally excited to learn
about them, their walks of life, hopes and dreams. It is because of them that makes us remember them and want to return…and look forward to great folks in the next town.
We were really looking forward to seeing Breckenridge. Eric and Brittany from RV Wanderlust raved about it at dinner the night prior about these magnificent Colorado Alpine Slides going down the mountain at the ski resort.
We parked in the Gondola parking lot and road them up the mountain; about a 30 minute ride. The views were awesome the further up we went; oftentimes seeing snow below us. We also experienced a little altitude again. We must have been 10,000 feet up.
For the rest of the afternoon, we walked part of the town until sunset when we headed back to the RV park in Golden. What a great day of shopping, taking in the breathtaking (literal sense) views, lunch, racing and just being free!!
Robidoux RV Park is the place to camp or park if you’re wanting to visit Scotts Bluff National Monument, Chimney Rock and Court House and Jail Rocks in Gering, Nebraska. The view of Scotts Bluff is incredible. As well, its close proximity to hiking and driving tours makes it a great location to enjoy the scenery and small town.
geological attractions. Fort Robinson is located on Route 20 near the town of Crawford, Nebraska.