We left home in Utah at 5 am and dawn was breaking as we made our way through Wyoming.
We stopped for a picnic lunch near Cheyenne Wyoming and it was so windy our plates of food were blowing away, and of course Samuel with his wind-anxiety (or whatever it is) was freaking out. So we ended up with most of us in the car.
and Nothing Nebraska
My apologies to any of you who really love Nebraska. But seriously. Driving through is just hours and hours and hours of nothing. It's terrible.
We stopped for the night after driving about 13 hrs in Grand Island, NE. The hotel stunk. And the lady next door came over to ask us to please quiet down (at 8:45 pm), which was sort of mortifying. And it took forever to get the kids to sleep (and several different sleeping arrangements). And the shower was ice cold in the morning. Not good.
Iowa (and the first glimpses of real trees!! Hooray!!)
Approaching the bridge across the Mississippi
The Mississippi River!!! And into IllinoisAnd finally, this is all we saw of Indiana as we drove in to Zac's brother's house in Northern Indiana at about 11:30 pm local time. Phew!! We made it!!! :)
to be continued . . .