(3) God of the Mountains

After leaving Thurman, IA, we headed toward North Platte, NE, where we spent the night at the world’s largest train yard. They make free overnight accommodations for RV travelers. It is an attraction to train enthusiasts and we could totally see why. There was a lookout tower, and a museum with a gift shop. Below are the kids skipping their way into the museum/gift shop:


Dogs were even welcome in the museum and gift shop! They even had red treats to make them feel right at home!

One of the things I love is how we can homeschool the kids as we stop at places. They learned a lot about the history of railways while we were here And even bought a book about the “Orphan Trains”.

After the tour, we set out for Colorado. We were so excited as we had never been any further west than Nebraska. The mountains were calling our names! It was absolutely incredible to see the gradual change of the landscapes from flat farmland: