01 September 2009
Niobrara State Park
We stayed two nights in a two bedroom cabin at the Niobrara State Park. I love state parks. The settings are always amazing.
The rates are very affordable and you have a small cabin where you can cook and relax unlike a hotel room. We even had a cute screen porch
That overlooked the Missouri River.
The cabin itself is very no frills and basic but clean.
We have a cabin of our own in Niobrara. But several years ago we had issues with the water and everyone was at an age where going there on a regular basis was not feasible (think elderly grandparents and middle/high school kids with lots of activities) so we just quit going.
The current state of the cabin is disrepair. I had high hopes up until this weekend that we could still fix it up. I have now come to the realization that it isn’t going to happen. Here is a sneak peak of what the inside currently looks like. The living room and kitchen/dinning room.
My parent’s bedroom.
My grandparent’s bedroom.
My bedroom (yes I had my own bedroom and my brothers had to sleep in the living room – spoiled?? Not me).
And the bathroom.
I would have cried walking through this house had I been there alone. Was just disheartening to see a place where so many wonderful memories were created to be in total shambles. I still get a little sad looking at these photos and thinking about it. I miss the cabin and I miss my grandparents. Luckily I had a fun travel partner ready to explore the great outdoors so the sadness was short lived.