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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
9th Jul 2015 - Summer 2015
Day 39-July 9, 2015-Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha baseball

Day 39-July 9, 2015-Council Bluffs, IA and Baseball

Drove 210 miles in 4-3/4 hrs.  Temp got to a perfect 85 degrees.

Started on Highway 30, the not-so-scenic scenic road through small towns like Kearney, Gibbon, Shelton and Alda, always with corn fields on our left and the Union Pacific trains on our right.  When we got to Grand Island we picked up I-80 into Lincoln, the capitol and larger city where we stopped to get gas and eat lunch.  Drove north into Omaha (lots of constructions and traffic), over the funkiest bridge I’ve ever seen other than in a sci-fi movie to Council Bluffs, IA.

Both Omaha and Council Bluffs are big cities and therefore no campgrounds except Bluffs Run RV Park which happens to be behind Horseshoe Casino.  So we’re forced to stay there.  We set up, got back in the truck and went to Camping World to get a part for the RV then drove back to Omaha (stopping at Cracker Barrel for dinner) and Werner Park for some baseball.

The Omaha Stormchasers are the AAA affiliate of the KC Royals.  They’re back to back 2013/2014 National Champs and are in second place this year.  Big stadium, crowded with avid fans, mostly because they’re playing the Iowa Cubs, one of their biggest rivals.  They have 6 mascots, among them Votex (a gray tornado), Stormy (with a lightning rod on its head), Casey (a blue lion type thing), Cappy (a bottle cap-who knows why), and Sizzle (a T-Bone Omaha steak).  Iowa State and Iowa College were both represented by their mascots, too.  The announcer always kept the fans engaged and it was a really fun night.  And the home team won 7-4.  Back through the traffic, they had I-80 closed, and we got lost for a while but managed to get back.

Next: Day 40-July 10, 2015 Iowa Casinos and Wineries
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Diary Photos

Sculpture on bridge

Omaha home of Union Pacific RR

Us at the game

Harry and Cappy

Harry and Stormy

Harry between two rivals

Sizzle, the Omaha Steak


Play Ball

Diary Movies

Baseball game video with Sizzle

Last pitch of the game

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