Nebraska – The Tanking Tutens

by Funhog Family on July 8, 2011

The Tanking Tutens

We traveled to Mullen, Nebraska to set up camp and let our gear dry early the next morning. We also set up a time for the next day to go tanking down the Middle Loup river. Our camp had a beautiful view of rolling green hills, and we were right by the Middle Loup. The kids enjoyed playing in the river, and Elijah and I took a walk up to a bridge where we were surrounded by swallows. We got a good night’s sleep, but because of all the mosquitos(and a few ticks), we decided we would drive to South Dakota after tanking. We then took our trip down the Middle Loup. It was a lovely, peaceful 2-hour float in a cattle watering tank. We bumped on and paddled around river strainers (trees and things that have fallen over into the water). The kids took turns using the paddle to “help” me as I maneuvered the tank, and we saw beautiful horses, deer, red-wing blackbirds, and the swallows that were nesting under the bridge I walked to the day before. The kids jumped out and swam a little, and we sang songs as we passed the time. It was Very Original!

Elijah Setting Up Camp

Good Times


Diane Tuten July 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

Hey Kids,
Yes, even the big ones. Looks like everyone is having a great adventure. This is where memories are made. Life is too short to be serious all the time. We are working hard and tackling the new roof job on the mobile home. It’s a bit difficult to put in 12 hour days at our age, but progress is being made one board at a time. The basic structure is up and we will probably start putting roof rafters up this week. Not all work since we plan to hike Iceberg Lake on Tuesday with two kids that work with us. Always good to hear from you. Keep up the fun.

Dad and Mom

Terri Van Roekel July 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Hey, saw your van in Sioux Falls, SD yesterday July12, 2011. We were in the ambulance next to you on W. 12th street. Have a good trip and enjoy SD.

Leonard Reck March 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

need some help and have some questions. We are planning a family get together and we are coming from both colorado and illinois and we want to meet somewhere in Nebraska and go tanking. All the help in finding outfitters and lodging would be appreciated.Thanks

Funhog Family March 16, 2012 at 5:46 am

Here is the link to the outfitters we used. They were very friendly, and they have a motel, some cabins, or camping in the area. Hope you have a great trip!!!

The Funhog Family

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