Yesterday, we took the short drive over to the Niobrara River to get outside for a little bit. It was nice to hear nothing but the sound of the river and nothing more, outside of the occasional car passing by on the road next to us. Nebraska has some gems like this, where most of the state seems like this boring flat landscape, the minute there’s a bod of water nearby, the landscape changes, becoming more hilly and more lush with trees. As we approached the river, it kind of resembled a small mountain range in front of us. We’re nowhere near the Rockies.
Before heading to the Niobrara, we took a look at Long Pine Creek, a tributary to the Niobrara where there’s some recreational areas along it. Again, it’s one of those things that can surprise you about this state if you never really explored it.