Monday, May 19, 2008

Iowa, the giggles, and Omaha, Nebr

The day after Chicago was a long day of driving through Iowa... and in these photos our caffeinated loopiness shows loud and clear. I really liked Iowa, although it is flat we had the blue skies and hot weather we had wanted back in Chicago. The night before was a deep sleep in Ottawa, Illinois, that also contributed to a day of high antics.

At the World's Largest Truck Stop we should have suspected a case of car-related, caffeinated cabin fever had taken hold...

I don't think we even ate a real meal that day, in the attempt to get across Iowa in one day and spend the night in Omaha, Nebraska. I think that was the day I tried a bran muffin, but that goes to show there are Starbucks at the rest stops in Iowa. We were also happy to find an NPR station. :)

The rest stops keep going, and here I am starting to get cagey myself. Don't get me wrong, Iowa really is very beautiful.

Success! We cheered as we entered Nebraska right on schedule and Omaha welcomed us right before sunset.

The rest of the night was spent running around the streets of the city until after dark, using up the rest of the caffeine in our systems and shaking off the sweaty, sticky, sedentary nature of our trek from Illinois to Nebraska. We are running late this morning, so more later! :)


Celeste said...

so much fun to see your road trippiness! there must be some kind of widget that would let you share a map of your travel route... that would be cool. glad you got to unwind in Omaha - it looks like a pretty cool city!

reiter8 said...

Having fun vicariously being on your road trip.
Drive safe!!

mushroommeadows said...

You guys seriously need to get more loopy more often! The pictures are great. :)

Vicki said...

OMG, I wish I were with you. You look like you're having a fabulous road trip and I LOVE the picture of you on that swing set. It is wicked sweet.

I LOVE YOU BOTH! Have a good trip outta Nebraska! I'm leaving for Hawaii on Friday.

Kari said...

So today you're driving through my home turf. Niiiiice.
Have fun going under the arch at Kearney.
Try to contain yourselves as you go by signs for both Stuhr Museum and Pioneer Village. While both were fun as grade school field trips, methinks they would not hold up as fun anymore. Hmm. Stuhr Museum did have a train, though, and those are always fun.
In conclusion, drive safe and huzzah for my home.