Ft. Kearny State Recreational Area
This is our first time in Nebraska. Through the miles and miles of flat land we didn’t see many exciting features but did stay at a nice park called Fort Kearny State Recreational Area. The area had seven lakes if you call them that. You could throw a stone across and hit land in any direction. We were able to go for a little hike down an old railroad bed. It was good to get out and stretch our legs some. The weather was nice and we did sit outside for a while to soak up some sun. During the evening we did have to go inside and close the windows. If you remember all the flat land I mentioned--it is farm land and they must have manured every square inch of it upon our arrival. Not a pleasant smell to say the least. We walked thru Fort Kearny state historical park which was interesting. This was a military post in the 1800s. It was the first fort built to protect travelers on the Oregon Trail.