Friday, October 2, 2015

A Return to Strang

As we approached to take this picture, we could hear music, but couldn't identify the source.
There was no-one else around.  Which, in Strang, is not uncommon.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Creamery in Clay Center

In 4th grade, we learned how to read maps.  Clay Center was one of the towns we always had to find.

We think it says "CREAMERY".

And in all the years I lived in Nebraska, all the times I drove past Clay Center, would you believe this was the first time I actually ventured into the downtown?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

North Platte

While there were other ghost signs in NP, we didn't get them.
I was too busy reminiscing, the streets were torn up, and my traveling companions were getting cranky.

Monday, September 28, 2015


North Platte, Nebraska.  Where I grew up.
The White Horse at this location was a bar. 
(However, I remember a White Horse tobacconist/video store.)

The Hotel Pawnee, or, the Pawnee Hotel, as it was better known.
Up until a couple of years ago, it was a senior citizen home.
The Fox Theater, across the street, where I saw so many movies, is now a performing arts center.

The barber shop to the left is where Dad took me for my first professional trims.

Our family left North Platte in 1986.  I hadn't been back since 1994.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Last from Lincoln

Certainly not the last in Lincoln, but the last from our most recent trip there.

Next week, we head out west.  Again.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Branding in Lincoln

Milady Coffee seems to be a thing of the past, and H.P. Lau is long gone.
But, the branding remains.

Although, truth be told, we doubt this sign is an original. 
While it's protected from the elements in a loading bay, it's still too perfect.