Nothing in Nebraska… or is there??

There’s nothing in Nebraska, am I right?

Wrong!

We had been in Colorado for a little over a week and decided to head eat, then north to be able to mark off a few more states on our US sticker map. First stop, Nebraska.

We weren’t expecting a whole lot. We found a city park in Bayard, NE with hook ups that’s FREE for the first 2 nights! The little town has less than 2,000 people. And it was great to find this little gem of a village.

Last night we after we arrived we went for a run through town and noticed lots of extreme tree damage but mostly newly removed huge trees! This morning we found out a tornado ripped through town last Monday!

This morning we headed out to hike at the Scottsbluff National Monument. The typography on this area is amazing! It’s plateaus of sandstone!!! 

You can to the top of the bluffs and they have little paved trails and lots of educational displays. Both the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail went through this area.

Granted, it is mostly farmland out here but we love to see neat geological formations on our travels. 

A Little Encouragement

This weekend I happened to find out the full Ironman was being held in Boulder, CO not far from where we’re parked. I absolutely wanted to take a peek at that race!

The FULL Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim followed by  112 mile bicycle ride and topped off with a full marathon (26.2 miles). In case there is any misunderstanding – they do all these things, in this order AT ONCE! (Not, say, iver a weekend.) These athletes are the top of the top! And I’m just talking about the amateurs.  Pros race too, of course.

Since we’ve been full timing we have found it difficult to keep a consistent workout schedule.  This is a big deal since we’ve both always been athletic.  We put on weight, lost some and then put some back on. Ugh! But we’re back to a downward trend and watching the Ironman have me the push I needed to realign my priorities.

I dont aspire to do an Ironman or even a half Ironman. But I do want to do more triathlons! 

Utah is gorgeous…. but I’m sure you knew that.

We are still in Utah and it is unbelievably pretty. I have seen so many houses with beautiful rose bushes blooming – and I don’t even care much for roses! The mountains go without saying. The weather has been wonderful too, although it is starting to get a bit hot!

Its so easy to get a bike ride in with a great trail system in Bountiful, UT. 

Of course there is hiking, easy to hard. But beware of trail reviews that say “easy and great for kids”! We took the dogs to a trail with this description and it was STEEP!!!! With some areas having drop offs on the edges! Scary for us, crazy for the dogs… I don’t know what kids were being referenced in the review!!!

Also, this is my first attempt at a blog post from my phone.  If I can get this to work I might start blogging more often!