Mount Vernon Gardens; Omaha, NE
Somewhere down there is the Missouri River. Wanted to have lunch at a park in Omaha on the river. According to Apple Maps, there is a place called Mandan Park, but it turns out to be a water treatment plant in-accessible to the public (thanks Apple Maps). Since the park had a certain odor, we continued our journey and had lunch across the river in Iowa.
Promise that this will be the last pic of Nebraska.
Sinclair Pump & Pantry; Kearney, NE
I remember Sinclair gas stations back East from when I was a kid. They used to give out plastic dinosaurs when you filled up, but not anymore. So I got a Caribou Coffee instead, much better than that swill back at that numbered motel.
North Platte River from Motel Window
After a long day of driving, pulled up late into North Platte, NE; too tired to search for an “interesting” motel, so stayed at one of the big chain numbered motels. It was on the river, so it must have a nice view in the morning. Well, maybe not.
Kum & Go; Cheyenne, WY
Got to back track a bit here, how could I forget Cheyenne, Wyoming (pretty easily actually). This was not the first gas station we stopped at, but the first one that I liked the picture of (and the first of the klever two-part gas & something names). Took pics of every gas stop along the way; sure I’ll post a few more later on. This was day three of the drive; half-way to Chicago! Posting these photos is going to take longer than the trip.
Golden Link Rest Stop; Sidney NE
Nebraska is mighty proud of their Interstate rest stops, and this was a nice place to take a break (even though I don’t exactly remember where it was). Although Max is old enough to drive now, I still got to let him out and run around now and then.
Oskar Blues; Longmont, CO
Nothing like doing a road trip with an underage vegan. By day three I needed a beer and beef fix.
Vail Pass, CO 10Ksomething feet
Didn’t linger too long at this rest-stop; just a bit chilly and snowy.
Rest Stop #1; Somewhere, UT
The first of many rest stops along the way. Think this one was also a scenic view, but then most of Utah is a scenic view. I do believe that the film version of this one will be better, but we’ll just have to wait and see…