Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Crazy Daisy Tour Day 34: Rawlins, WY to Ogallala, NE
On this tour, hubby and I have been talking about how "Westerns", both films and TV shows, were very popular when we were growing up. Today we drove into Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming both of which had series named after them. I've been trying to figure out which program's opening song is stuck in my head. After searching on Youtube I realize it's the theme from "The High Chaparral" (set in Arizona, not Wyoming alas).
At Laramie we find "The Grounds" a coffee shop that just re-opened under new ownership on the first of August. We enjoy their coffee, banana bread and wifi (above).
At lunch time, we drive in to Kimball, the first town of any size we reach in Nebraska on I 80. At Greg's Grub Steakhouse and Grille we enjoy the best service and best lunch of the tour. Hubby opts for the "Chicken Hobo Pocket" (chicken breast with potatoes, celery, onions, carrots and seasonings cooked in a foil "pocket") and I have the grilled cheese sandwich. Both come with salad bar. Add iced tea, tax and tip - $17.35 for a wonderful lunch.
We stop and several thrift and antique shops along Hwy 30 - The Lincoln Highway which gets us off the interstate for miles before we end the day's journey in Ogallala, Nebraska.
Daily distance:520 km Fuel cost: $9