The Speed Limit is 75?! Yes!

1 Oct

The states out here are HUGE. Like, you now have 450 miles of driving in Nebraska, huge. Consult your map if you must, but we are just about halfway there my friends! It is interesting how something can be altogether exactly how you envisioned it, but then different and new at the same time. Driving through Nebraska made me want to bust out in a lively version of “Oklahoma.” So I did. Even though we were clearly in the wrong state. Close enough. You can’t help but be amazed at the hills that turn into farming fields which eventually become cattle ranches. We pulled off into another park, and were greeted by a nice group of people who recommended that we walk down a quick hiking trail to see the Platte River Valley, which we did right after they ooohed and aahed over how handsome Hanky Boy was. I eventually had to tell them to stop because if Hank’s head grew any bigger he won’t fit in the back of the van. He of course felt grand for the remainder of the park visit – sashaying down the trail as two more families stopped to say hello to him. The Platte River Valley was just as scenic as those people had said it would be. After being around corn and cattle all day we decided that a steak dinner would be perfect. The only thing that was better was finally seeing an illusive tumbleweed cross the highway a few miles outside of Wyoming. I can’t make this stuff up, people. I saw a tumbleweed!

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2 Responses to “The Speed Limit is 75?! Yes!”

  1. Jen October 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    I have to say I felt exactly the same when I drove crosscountry with Richard in 1983. I had never been further west than Wisconsin before that but to see tumbleweeds, cattle ranches, real cowboys and mountains as huge as the Rockies just blew me away! It was just like on tv only better. Then I drove though deserts and saw palm trees and that was it for me! I was bitten by the travel bug and now I want to see it all.

  2. Sue October 2, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    I got to see the Platte River Valley on my honeymoon. It is pretty and ahhh yes, the tumbleweeds! You are in for even more beauty soon!

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