Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We're still in Nebraska

We left Pine Grove RV Park this morning early as we had an appointment in Lincoln at Leach's Camper Sales. I know we'll probably come back someday, maybe even for the testicle festival in the area.   We were suppose to have the satellite coax replaced in the bedroom, the little cover on the keyhole for the door and a crack in the fender.  

We toured the state capital while we were waiting.  

This capital is like none we've ever been in before.  It felt like a fortress to us.

We took the very very small elevator to the 14th floor of the tower.

The doors were very heavy with a narrow walkway for viewing.  I was afraid I wouldn't be able to open the door and get stuck out there.  

This is the narrow walkway in the tower.

You could see Lincoln from all four sides. Of course, there was a chain link fence covering it. 

This was doorway in the tower.  
This was a room in the tower.  We also saw no stairs in case of emergency.  

When we finished exploring the tower, it was time for our guided tour.
These were  mosaic tile artwork.
There was gold in this ceiling artwork.  
This is the supreme court.
This ceiling was hand carved.

One of the interesting things we learned Nebraska's legislature has met as the nation's only Unicameral since 1937.  When they vote, it's so that everyone can see how they voted.  

After the tour we visited Smith Collection Museum of Speed.  The tour didn't start until 2 pm so we decided to go for lunch.  I looked on Yelp and decided on a special place for Bill's 77th birthday.
It was called Buzzard Billy's and was in the Haymarket which is an old warehouse section of town that is a tourist attraction.  Unfortunately, they were doing a lot of construction which closed off some of the parking.  We circled 4 or 5 times and couldn't find any parking.  We ended up driving back to near the Museum of Speed and found a Subway.  

It didn't look like much on the outside and there was no signage to tell you it was there.

I can't remember all the details because the docent had a monotone voice and wasn't very loud.  I think this car set a speed record for 323 miles per hour.

This was Hedy LaMars 1958 Cadillac.

Bill really liked this one.

Now you know why he liked that one.
The ceiling is covered with guitars that were signed by famous celebrities.  The walls are old records.

The second floor was any kind of pedal car you could imagine.

At this point we've been on this tour for over 2 hours.  I caught my leg on a sharp display and cut about a 4 inch long slash (not deep).  It didn't bleed too badly, but at this point we left the tour.  There was no one else in the place and the other displays that we'd seen had all the light offs so we just walked out the door.  

They were just finishing up on the trailer and by the time we left it was 5:30.  Bill's favorite time to drive through a city.  

We drove to Nebraska City and are staying at Victorian Acres.  It is very pretty and we have a nice pull thru with a huge tree that doesn't interfere with the satellite.  

Turtle Safely........

1 comment:

  1. That is definitely a different looking capital building. The sign sure does explain why Bill liked that one. By the way - Happy Birthday Bill. Us July babies need to stick together.


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