Another drizzly day in the already rain soaked state of Nebraska. Flooded rivers and closed parks is not enough to stop us from getting out and doing a little exploring. The town is in good shape overall. Life bustles by and we never feel like we are in a shady neighborhood. The north side was a little rough, but I've walked down the streets of worse.
The morning starts off with us heading out to see Bob. Bob seemed like he was a cool dude and we thought it would be fun to take a stroll on him.
Bob is the longest pedestrian bridge in the USA, and the only bridge that connects two states. Worth the walk? Yeah. Bob is all right.
The council Bluffs side in Iowa was definitely a place on the upswing. The park was brand new and construction was still ongoing. The Omaha side was even better. Crisp concrete gave way to a small marina. Standing tall at the end of the walkway was a labor statue carved out of bronze. The striking figures were meticulously done and showed a great amount of detail up close.
I'd tell you all about this awesome piece of bronze, or you could read all the letters etched on this plaque. Get to reading because I don't want to type that much.
Enough walking for the morning. On our way back we drop by the veteran's war memorial to pay our respects.
A quick stop in and out is all I'm in the mood for. I've already started to get pissy with Katie on our return trip. I'm starting to feel the stress of the road and we've only just begun. The rest of the day I'm consumed by letting thoughts of frustration take over my mood. The RV is in shambles because we rushed to leave New Athens and then to head to Yellowstone. I feel responsible for making a lot of stuff happen even though what we do is a team effort. Tensions boil over and we have our first fight traveling. Life moves on and we both let it go. The biggest stress is to find a place to park every night. Easy with an unlimited budget. Difficult when you're trying to do it on the cheap.
Freecampsites.net has been a great resource for us trying to find home every night. This time it lands us at some good ol' fashioned WMA land in Nebraska. Wildlife Management Area is secret code for park your ass here and take a nap for free.
The local sheriff swings through and I pop out to say hello. He says it's no problem to stay the night. We chit chat about what we are doing for the trip and he rolls out on his merry way. At least we got things figured out for the night. Guess we'll just have to see what tomorrow brings.