Goodbye Cheyenne Wyoming, Hello Henderson, Nebraska, Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6, 2010 - 5:29 pm No Comments

We left the AB RV Park this morning early (7:30 a.m.) because we wanted to make nearly 400 miles today. We ate breakfast at McDonald’s, got our diesel fuel, and were on the road by 8:00 a.m.

We’ve seen a lot of bikers this week. The Sturgis Cycle rally is always in August, I think I remember, and I’m guessing they are on their way up there.

We’ve hit the 12,000 mile mark on this trip. We crossed the Nebraska state line mid-morning and the landscape immediately changed to farmland. Things are looking more like home now. Miles and miles of farmland, corn as far as you can see, soybean fields, everything is green and plush. This is a great contrast from southern Wyoming which is dry and stark, but beautiful nonetheless. We passed fields full of sunflowers and they were all facing the sun as if they are reaching up into the sky.

We stopped at a beautiful rest area, one of the prettiest and most well maintained we’ve seen on this trip. There was a bus full of military personnel stopped near us. I walked over to a group of young men standing on the curb and I said “thank you all for your service”. They looked rather stunned at first, but then became quite animated. I’ve always wanted to say thank you to a serviceman and this seemed like a good opportunity since there were several standing together. None of them looked to be over 20 years old. At any rate, after their initial shock, they asked where we were from, where we were going, where we had been. They were tickled to hear about our adventures. When I turned to walk away, they stuck out their hands to give me a shake. It was a nice experience.

The high today was around 85 degrees and we are feeling humidity for the first time on this trip. Not as bad as home, but I’m sure every day will bring us more high temperatures and humidity. We also crossed into central time zone, so we are only one hour different from home now.

We stopped for the night in Henderson, Nebraska, at the Prairie Oasis RV Park. We recognize it from either last year or the year before. We are doing 3 loads of laundry tonight which should hold us until we get home next week.

Tomorrow we are stopping in Des Moines Iowa to visit an old friend of Allan’s. I’ll tell you the story tomorrow when I share photos of our visit.

Stay tuned. Bonnie

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