Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Larry & I are ready to go to the Homestead...Just waiting for...

We've arrived...

Bonnie, checking out Earthworks...Note the neat birdbath 'leafs'...

A glimpse inside...

A wide variety of tools, shoehorns etc...

Across the road...

Larry & friends checking out 'stuff'...

The guys are eyeballing the saloon...

They're feeling a bit thirsty...

Cool stuff in here...

Like this old photo of George 'Gabby' Hayes...

You know what's coming next!

Yep, I had to go visit the Jail...

They've locked our men up! And check out the rules they have...

No worries though...The cots look comfortable and even come with your own...

Outside the mercantile are tons of Hollyhocks...

Pretty aren't they?

As you can see, we've bailed the guys out so we can...

Inside the Mercantile...Plenty of nice gifts to purchase!

Aren't these little beaded mocassins cute?

There's a wide variety of things to choose from...

Isn't she pretty? Beautiful eyes and love the braid...

But this was my favorite. Sigh, wish I had more room for...

Pots nicely displayed...

Large assortment of jams, jellies, syrups etc...Bonnie picked up some red popcorn!

Moving along to the Post Office...

Cute inside, note the phone...

Love the antique Post Cards....This one's for my buddy Joyce Tyo!

Let's take a look inside the Deep Creek School...

Brings back grade school memories!

Remember these roll-up maps?

And the old blackboard chalk?

Across from the school on the owners front porch are these old...

I'll leave you with this cool pic for today! Please check back...


Yesterday's post gave a ton of information on the High Plains Homestead, a little frontier village on the Nebraska plains. I told you all about the Drifter Cookshack featuring “cowboy-sized” meals and homemade bread and pies. Larry's burger and Brad's nachos were both very good and it was such a beautiful day we decided to enjoy our lunch outside. As I mentioned earlier, lodging is available in the Drifter Bunkhouses and the reviews on Trip Advisor are pretty much all good. The village also features a working blacksmith shop, antique store, the Dirty Creek Saloon etc.....I don't need to list it all again, you can go back one post and read more if you like.

I did find a short 'youtube' video with Mike, the owner, giving a short tour of a few of the buildings on the property and a bit of history of the time. He's quite a character & we really enjoyed meeting and joking around with him as he waited on and visited with us. The video was done by Rebecca McCormick, not a relative by the way. Just click on the link below.

Hope you enjoy today's pics. If you like 'cowboy, unique' stuff you'll love it! Looks like I need to break the Homestead pics up into two posts and there is plenty to see. We sure enjoyed meandering around for a couple of hours! Hope you enjoy it too!

High Plains Homestead



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