On Wednesday afternoon we arrived at Victorian Acres RV Park in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Our Garmin GPS sent us over the Missouri River into Iowa before we realized where we were (it completely missed our turn in Nebraska). We returned across the river into Nebraska and quickly found the campground. The campground is located next to Hwy 2 but we are below a hill and don't hear much noise from the road. We got The Duchess set up in our pull through site 66. It is nice to have full hookups again for the motorhome.
|Victorian Acres RV Park|
On Thursday we visited the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail & Visitors Center located here in Nebraska City. There are a number of Lewis & Clark Centers located around the country at various locations along their expedition in 1804-1806. This Center concentrates on the discoveries of plants and wildlife made by Lewis & Clark on their journey.
|Entrance to Center|
|Connie standing in replica of boat used on|
Lewis & Clark Expedition (boat was used in a movie about the Expedition)
|The Visitor's Center|
|Replica of smaller boat used on the Expedition with the one dog,|
Seaman, that accompanied Lewis & Clark.
|Inside a replica of Native American|
|Replica of Native American Earth Lodge|
We then went into Nebraska City and walked around the downtown area. Nebraska City is the oldest city in Nebraska and was the start of the Oregon trail overland once the settlers got off of the Missouri River boats. During the second half of the 19th Century the city was a busy river port for boats along the Missouri River.
|Rock & plaque indicated a spot along the Oregon Trail.|
There was also an open area in the middle of downtown with a very large mural and other artwork.
We passed by an unusual building that is now a bank but was once the United States Post Office for Nebraska City.
|Old Post Office building.|
We drove around town and enjoyed the fall colors along the residential streets.
We returned back to The Duchess where Connie cooked us a Lemon Chicken Pasta dish for dinner. Looks like we may get some rain tomorrow here in Nebraska.