Thursday, July 29, 2010
Stop at Cabela's in Sidney, NE
Before the final leg to Colorado Springs, we made a one night stop in Sidney, NE to visit the home of Cabela’s first mega store and world headquarters. We were here in the mid 1980’s and really enjoy looking at all the latest outdoor, hunting, fishing and camping gear on display along with the large displays of wildlife.
They have an onsite campground, which of necessity is right along the interstate. The facilities are good and it is located right between the store and the world headquarters buildings. After spending our fair share at the store, we walked the campground and noticed a most unusual couple of rigs in the park. As luck would have it, as we were passing by, the woman from the rig came out and we struck up a conversation. It turns out that she and her husband run a harvesting business and spend six months or so a year traveling the farming belt harvesting crops with a crew of American workers. They hand built their RV from a 48’ tractor trailer. We were invited in for a tour.
It has been turned into a two floor home with two/three bedrooms/ office. Living area, kitchen, laundry, and lots of storage space all running with home style equipment. Since they always stay in campgrounds, there is no generator. They have a second trailer that is used as a bunk house for the crew that travels with them. It was a very interesting visit with a very friendly host-Bev.
Next stop- Colorado Springs.