We have been in Chappell, Nebraska for the last couple of days. Chappell is located in the northwestern part of the state. I have dubbed it "home of the 96 trains" because there are 4 trains coming through here every hour of every day. Honest! I counted them :) After these couple days, it's gotten pretty easy to tune them out :)
It's wheat harvest time here in this part of Nebraska.
There are fields of golden wheat everywhere.
The harvesting company has begun to arrive. It's anticipated that once all the workers are here, they'll have all the wheat in this area harvested and stored/shipped (by train) in a couple weeks.
Yesterday, we took a drive 25 miles west of here to Sidney, Nebraska to visit Cabela's.
This is not just any Cabela's store, it is the World Headquarters. It is where it all began. It was our very first visit to a Cabela's store and it kept both of us occupied for a good couple hours.
I should have just come here to view wildlife! I could get up close and personal with several animals.
Rick ended up with a couple new must-have items but we left the pontoon boat for someone else to tote around the country :)
Interesting trivia tidbit: According to the locals, the Cabela brothers started out tying fishing flies and selling them here in Chappell. When they decided they wanted to expand their business, they went to the town of Chappell and asked for a loan. They were turned down. They then applied in the neighboring town of Sidney and that is why the "World Headquarters" of Cabela's is located in Sidney, Nebraska, not Chappell, Nebraska :)
Every little town seems to have a story :) Thanks for stopping by.