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July 2015

Last Day - Heading Home

A long day on the road, again, heading back to Roanoke. I took photos of some of the sites along the way, buildings, bridges, Rest Stops.

Kentucky

Kentucky


New Albany

New Albany


Louisville - Very Rusty Bridge

Louisville - Very Rusty Bridge


Louisville

Louisville


Louisville, Mercer Tower

Louisville, Mercer Tower


Mercer Tower on the Right

Mercer Tower on the Right


Louisville

Louisville


Simpsonville, Kentucky

Simpsonville, Kentucky


Rest Area in Simpsonville

Rest Area in Simpsonville


Rest Area

Rest Area


Rest Area

Rest Area


Rest Area

Rest Area


Rest Area

Rest Area


Cute Squarrel

Cute Squarrel


Rest Area

Rest Area


Rest Area

Rest Area


Rest Area in Hurricane, West Virginia

Rest Area in Hurricane, West Virginia


Hurricane, WV

Hurricane, WV


Hurricane, WV

Hurricane, WV


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Great Platte River Archway

Designed by a Walt Disney team, The Archway spans more than 300 feet over Interstate 80 west of Kearney, Nebraska and weighs nearly 1,500-tons.[1] The Archway takes visitors along the trails, rails, highways and superhighways in a self-guided audio tour that includes stories of the travelers along the way.[1] The show starts in the 1840s with the Mormon trail, Oregon trail and California trail that converged at the nearby Fort Kearny before heading west. As visitors progress through the exhibit, the displays of different time periods feature a buffalo stampede, the Mormon Handcart Expedition, gold seekers, the Pony Express, the telegraph, the transcontinental railroad, the Lincoln Highway, a drive-in movie and a 1950s cafe.[1] A new exit (Exit 275) immediately east of The Archway provides easy access. Exit 272 (to Kearney) also provides access to The Archway.

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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Designed by a Walt Disney team, The Archway spans more than 300 feet over Interstate 80 west of Kearney, Nebraska and weighs nearly 1,500-tons.[1] The Archway takes visitors along the trails, rails, highways and superhighways in a self-guided audio tour that includes stories of the travelers along the way.[1] The show starts in the 1840s with the Mormon trail, Oregon trail and California trail that converged at the nearby Fort Kearny before heading west. As visitors progress through the exhibit, the displays of different time periods feature a buffalo stampede, the Mormon Handcart Expedition, gold seekers, the Pony Express, the telegraph, the transcontinental railroad, the Lincoln Highway, a drive-in movie and a 1950s cafe.[1] A new exit (Exit 275) immediately east of The Archway provides easy access. Exit 272 (to Kearney) also provides access to The Archway.

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Valentine, Nebraska

Valentine, Nebraska, Stopped here for lunch, I was interested in how this small town, pop. 2700, got it's name. From a "google" search I found out it was named after a Nebraska Representative named Valentine.

Valentine participates in an annual re-mailing program where thousands of pieces of mail flow into the local post office so that they can be re-mailed with a special Valentine's Day postmark and verse.

I checked the notable people who lived here: Listed was Patrick Deuel, one of the fattest people in the world. weighing in at 1,072 pounds!. At one point he had not left his house and bed, in Valentine, in seven years. I remember his story on a TV show documentary "Half Ton Man".

Valentine, Nebraska

Valentine, Nebraska


Hearts on the side walk

Hearts on the side walk


Valentine Photo

Valentine Photo


So Cute!

So Cute!


Windmill

Windmill


Western Wear Store

Western Wear Store


Horse Statue

Horse Statue


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Rodeo coming to town


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