Day 28 - Colorado to Lincoln, Nebraska!
Adjusted Adventure in an Accord
At 8:45 am, I strapped it in for another long journey, this time solo. The car was eerily quiet as I clicked off the miles through Colorado to the enormous stretch (over 450 miles) of a state, Nebraska, for over seven hours. The entire leg today was sunny and super bright, and I could have worn two pairs of sunglasses because the sun was that intense.
Not even 10 miles into the trip, I came upon a camper with the name: Reflection. I took this as a sign of what the next seven hours should be for me - a reflection of this epic trip to Western Canada and three US National Parks. I have a lot more hours of driving ahead of me to put it all into perspective and how travel is such a delight, an energizer, and a healing force all rolled into one for me.
My observations from the road today:
The state of Nebraska still has the most polite drivers in the Union
While traveling over 6500 miles in Canada and the Western US thus far, I’ve only seen (3) State Highway patrolmen/women (are they short-staffed like every other industry?)
Truckers are out in full force, even for a Sunday. Commerce must be thriving somewhere by moving goods from one side of the country to the other.
As the temperatures across Colorado and Nebraska rose into the mid-80s, the cows and horses in the fields closest to the interstate all tried (or it seemed) to gather around the one shade tree amid thousands of acres.
I also found gasoline under $4.00/gallon!
The last thing, while walking through the geysers in Yellowstone, I saw a woman wearing a red T-shirt with white lettering that said, “I LOVE to DRIVE,” with the Honda logo below the saying.
I wondered where she got it because it is my sentiment too!
On the road again.