Camping in the Snowies

Camping in the Snowies

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Luci visits Lincoln

 E.R. Visits Luci at CampAway Campground in Lincoln

CampAway is just north of downtown at Superior and I 180. Friendly folks, clean if cramped campground with all services, good showers, bison burgers Friday nights and pancakes on Saturday morning. We were here during Memorial Day weekend.
Grandpa and Bonnie live at Legacy Estates in Lincoln and our kids live in Fallbrook. None had seen Bambi Luci in person. She was parked in Fallbrook briefly during a Memorial Day cookout for neighborhood folk that Jennifer and Matt hosted. Grandpa and Bonnie got the tour in the campground.
The next few days we shifted to Mahoney State Park

Daniel and Katie visited us at Mahoney. We climbed the World Herald tower to see the mighty Platte river with both grand kids. Daniel introduced us to the Wave Pool. "Be the wave, grandma" was his advice. Grandma Mary cannot remember ever having so much fun in a swimming pool. Thanks, Daniel!

Katie played Scrabble and Blue Dog (card game), hiked with us and paddleboated. We were a few days early for the melodrama which would have been more fun than Scrabble by a long way.

Katie and Grandma paddled about Owen Marina looking at the many Canada geese and their many, many goslings. These geese were habituated to paddle boaters and seemed to believe that we may have food handouts for them. We were mobbed! 
Mahoney State Park is a nice place to camp. Most RV sites have electricity and picnic table, paved pad and fire ring. Showers and flush toilets were fairly clean. The pads were separated by green space but we would have liked more privacy with bushes for screening. A plus were beautiful mature trees and many birds including turkey, cardinals and orioles. Mahoney is spread over many acres on the bluffs overlooking the Platte river and many activities are available for all family members. You need a car or bikes to get from place to place or lots of time and good legs.
On our last night at Mahoney, we went to Omaha to see our friends. See the next blog for details.