Alaska Journey Day 114 / by Dave Hileman

Time and Distance Day 

Yesterday a bit and today a lot we traveled. This is a big place and we wanted to get to some specific parks, so we piled on the miles. We did stop at the Agate Fossil Bed National Monument in Nebraska. Number 246 if you are keeping track or if you are not, it remains 246. This was in the middle of vast space and had a very nice VC. The place was a bit of a mystery. It was where some special ancient animals were discovered but no more digging is done. We took a 1.6 mile hike across a butte and looked at fossil rodent dens. The excitement was at a fever pitch. Then we drove until we reached Scott’s Bluff and then did laundry that evening. Not sure how much excitement we can handle. 

Cadillac’s Most Correct Viewpoint

Not sure why we are in Nebraska cause I can only find about 40 people. I’m sure some more must be somewhere or they would not call this a state. No lattes in site so it is a sad day except I seem to be humming Bruce Springsteen songs a lot. Anyway, I’m certain those 40 people will vote Bull Moose Party. Guess I’ll turn in early and dream of Ms. McKinley

The mounds whee the fossils were uncovered.

The mounds whee the fossils were uncovered.