Our first stop, Mel Gould’s Buryville, appears to be full of junk yard art. Since it was early in the morning we didn’t knock on his door.
Next, we drove by Gotte Park in the town of Kimball to see what remains of an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)…a remnant of the Cold War. Those of us that grew up during that period remember the procedure: “Drop to your knees, hold your hands over your head and neck and kiss your a_ _ good-bye!” Well, it went a bit like that.
So, after lunch, we headed for the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center in North Platte NB. From the top we had panoramic views of the Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard ~ the world’s largest rail yard. It is where east meets west on the Union Pacific line, and where 10,000 cars are handled each day on 2,850 acres of land stretching out eight miles.
Good news about the California fire smoke. Somewhere between North Platte BN and our hotel it started to clear up. We may be getting far enough away to see blue skies. Who knows?