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The best 15 things to do in North Platte, Nebraska

15 best things to do in North Platte, Nebraska Geography determined North Platte’s destiny. Let geography determine your stay’s destiny, and enjoy the ideal location for the entire family vacation.  The West-Central Nebraska city sits west of where the North and South Platte Rivers join to create the Platte River. North Platte’s biggest claims to […]

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The North Platte Canteen: Sacrifice and love

The North Platte Canteen: A sacrificial love story The 20th Century Veterans Memorial stands in Iron Horse Park southeast of Interstate 80’s Exit 177 at North Platte, Nebraska. Like many other veterans memorials, every service is represented. Unlike any other veterans memorial, North Platte’s memorial has a Canteen Lady, Rae (Wilson) Sleight. Her presence is

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Kansas geography: 5 flags, 4 corners, and 3 centers

Kansas geography: 5 flags, 4 corners, and 3 centers What do Haiti, Florida, and Texas, and a piece of cardboard have to do with Kansas geography? Everything. Before Old Glory reigned over all of Kansas, four other flags waved above the state: Spain, France, Mexico, and Texas. Even after the United States gathered the entire

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Join our Midwest Road Trip Adventures

Order the must-read book Midwest Road Trip Adventures I’m so excited to tell you about the book — our book — Midwest Road Trip Adventures. The book is a detailed guide for road trippers, and you must have it. Order directly from the publisher and choose my name, Roxie Yonkey, in the author dropdown menu.

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The 11 best places to visit in Valentine, Nebraska

Top 11 reasons to take your Valentine to Valentine Nebraska I went to Valentine, Nebraska, on a field trip in 1993. We canoed down the National Scenic River. The clouds built up and caught us in a pop-up thunderstorm. The storm was so severe that it made news in the Omaha World-Herald. What an adventure!

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One-year blogging anniversary

Roxie on the Road celebrates one-year blogging anniversary Today, July 14, 2020, is Roxie on the Road’s one-year blog anniversary. Where has the time gone? Wherever it’s gone, we have come a long way, baby. Here is a look back at 10 memorable moments in our first year: Highlights at our one-year blogging anniversary For

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Land and Sky Scenic Byway: Beauty, history

Explore Land and Sky Scenic Byway Of all the roads we’ve traveled, the road closest to our hearts is our road — Land and Sky Scenic Byway. Every one of the byway’s 88 miles is dear to us. Come explore Land and Sky Scenic Byway with us. We’ll see gorgeous agriculture, art, architecture, and learn

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Follow the Great Platte River Road

Follow historic overland trails along Nebraska’s Great Platte River Road The Great Platte River Road was the greatest migration route for Americans who yearned to conquer the West. Follow their road from Grand Island to Scottsbluff through Kearney (KAR-nee), North Platte (PLAT), and Ogallala (OH-guh-la-la).  An estimated 350,000 overland trail travelers took the route from

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How to turn your office into an inspiration zone

Creating an inspiration zone for a high-screener For an inspiration zone in your office, studies show you need to have good lighting, appropriate colors and manage clutter. My clutter was unmanageable. I’ve added lots of color and plenty of inspiration. The dominant colors in here are red, blue, yellow and black. Every color means something.

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