After leaving beautiful Colorado, our next stop would be a brief one, only one night, but it did add another state, Nebraska, to Pearl's visited map (see right sidebar).
Today we also lost an hour as we "sprung forward" from Mountain Daylight Time, our time zone since early August, to Central Daylight Time.
Even with the lost hour, we pulled into Karrer City Park in McCook, Nebraska in the early afternoon, 2:30 pm. All sites in this small park are first-come, first-serve, so we knew we would need to get here early to have a hope of getting a free site.
Sure enough, it's a good thing we weren't any later. We got one of the only two available sites, and about fifteen minutes later, another rig pulled in and took the last site! A few other rigs pulled in later in the day looking for a site but had to move on.
This free city campground is conveniently located on Highway 34. The seven sites have electric hookups and accept only RVs, no tenters. There is a dump station, restrooms with showers (we didn't look at those), and a water spigot. Although there is a three night limit, we don't know how closely this is monitored. There were a couple of workers in one site with several vehicles, and we thought that they might have been exceeding this limit, but don't know for sure. The park was neat and tidy, grass freshly mowed, and seemed reasonably well maintained.
We got a good 4G LTE Verizon signal here for internet and picked up ABC with our over-the-air antenna, but no other TV stations.
We found a nice grassy area to play ball with Paisley down the access road, a nice bonus. There were train tracks behind the woods in our site photo above, and our sleep was interrupted a couple of times with long trains coming through overnight, shaking Pearl a bit, but fortunately not blowing their horns. Truck noise started up early in the morning, but we needed to get up and get going anyway.
Overall this was a a fine place to stay for one night. Although free, they do have a donation box by the bathrooms, so it wasn't truly "free" for us, but still a good deal.
Stay tuned as we head into Kansas next -- another new state for Pearl (but not us!)
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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