After four years of visiting Chicago I was ready to breeze in and out in a day. I was itching to drive back home to LA on Route 66. But first, a BBQ!
Yes, just like X got stranded in Davenport, I feel like I’ve been stuck in time…
Yes, I’ve been very remiss in keeping this up to date. You know how time can just slip away in the supermarket.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing like doing a road trip with an underage vegan. By day three I needed a beer and beef fix.
Didn’t linger too long at this rest-stop; just a bit chilly and snowy.