Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day Fifteen: Independence to Grand Island

So we got up early and left Independence just after dawn. (It was already kinda hot.) A nice drive - we had thought we were going to Council Bluff, but realized that taking 2 would save at least an hour, so we didn't. We got to Grand Island at 1:30, checked in, grabbed a quick lunch, and drove to Fort Kearny State Historical Park. Tomorrow we're looking around Grand Island (my friend's family is from there) and the Stuhr Pioneer Museum and whatnot, and leaving here the next day.

Dawn in Independence, Missouri


This would be a long drive.

Mexico City

And so would this!


To Oregon - I don't know if this is the town in Missouri, or a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Oregon Trail. I suspect the former, though.

OregonMissouri - still flat

Missouri: still flat
And into Iowa - very briefly (What the heck, you're welcome! Glad to have you with us even though we may not ever mention it again...)

Iowa sign

The Nishnabotna river in Hamburg, Iowa

Nishnabotna riverNebraska

Nebraska sign

Nebraska: not entirely flat...

NebraskaMore outlandish destinations:

CreteGil Thorpe! Playdowns! Coach Kaz!

MilfordI swear this is true: James Taylor was singing "You've got a friend" as we passed this sign

Are there enough beavers in Nebraska that they need a crossing?

Beaver Crossing
Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail

Lewis and Clark and Oregon trailArriving at Grand Island - alas, an island no longer since they dammed the North Platte

Grand IslandA cornfield near Grand Island; I'm not sure if these are the strains or the pesticides!

corn with id numbersNot only are there Sinclairs out here - this one still has the brontosaurus!

sinclair station with dinoThe road is not wet: it's a mirage. (Dangerous heat advisory in effect until TUESDAY!)

mirage of a wet roadA first for me! A redheaded woodpecker

red-headed woodpeckerA dragonfly


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At 5:55 PM, October 09, 2012 Anonymous Ashley had this to say...

I am from Friend, NE. I am going to college in Maryville, Missouri. I just wanted to say your comments above the pictures made me laugh. :) I have been to all of those places more than once. All great places!

At 7:32 PM, October 11, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I'm sure they are - glad you enjoyed the post.


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