Chimney Rock National Monument In Nebraska
At the visitor’s center their is a gift shop and small museum (admission fee charged) that tells all about Chimney Rock and it’s significance along the Oregon Trail.
Their was some weather heading our way so David got to flying right away. His video is below.
David Flying Chimney Rock
What else was interesting about this rv park was that it was surrounded by farmland. And what comes with farmland?
The RV Park And Our Coach From Chimney Rock
Our first evening brought a beautiful sunset that lit up the sky.
The Visitor’s Center With Chimney Rock In The Background
As far as where to stay, you could stay in town a few miles down the road or I had found an interesting rv park that sits right in front of the rock formation. So right outside our front window was Chimney Rock. How often do you get a view like that?
Our Site Facing Chimney Rock
So, our view was actually Chimney Rock and cows. It was an interesting view to say the least.
The next day it rained all…day…long. And to say the temperature dropped was an understatement. We had our air conditioning on the previous day and our heat on the next. Our last evening there we had a fierce storm come through, hence the change in temperature, that produced not only wind and rain but pea sized hail. Once the rain had stopped we were treated to a magnificent lightening show. Although miles and miles away from us at that point, the lightening lit up the whole surrounding sky. We did not know which way to turn, it was all around us.
Just beautiful. We had never seen anything like that before.
The next morning we woke to an even more spectacular site. Their was a layer of fog that blanketed the plains and Chimney Rock was no where in site.
Of course I had to get out the camera and these are the pictures that I captured of that morning. And yes, none of these pictures are doctored or enhanced in any way. Quite honestly, I don’t even know how to enhance a picture. I just point and click.
So start your ooooing and aaaaweing now…
These last three pictures are actually not black and white as they may appear. It was just the natural eeriness of the morning.
And have you ever seen a fog rainbow?