Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20


It's been a long day! We left our house at 5 am and arrived in Kearney, Nebraska about 6:30 pm. Most of that time was spent driving, with a short stop for lunch and a few bathroom breaks along the way. We went through quite a few rain storms, which always seemed to happen as we were driving through or around a big city.
Much of the drive was really beautiful, which was very frustrating for me, as I wanted to take pictures! However, you can't take pictures while driving down the highway.
I took this picture through the windshield as we entered Kearney. It's called the Archway Monument and it stretches across both lanes of the highway. Each of the pillars has a huge bird sculpture on the top of it. It made an impressive entrance to the city.
We have another 9 hours to drive tomorrow to reach Colorado Springs.

10 comments:

sara said...

wow, you guys really covered some miles today!!!

Kathy said...

Please keep driving carefully....the picture you posted is great, and we want to see lots more when this trip is over! Have fun!-Kathy

SaraG said...

WOW, you made awesome progress!!
That is a very cool picture you took though the windshield.
Rest well tonight and drive safely tomorrow! And ENJOY Colorado and your SON!!

Dot O said...

Mari, drive safely and have a great trip. Love this photo. I hope to capture good road photos in the days to come.

Take care of yourself and enjoy seeing your family!

Cherdecor said...

I hope you have better driving weather today. You must have gone through the remnants of the tropical storm yesterday. I love the arch picture! I will have to check my map to see which road you are on. This is my virtual vacation.......I am riding along with you. =)

Susan said...

Enjoy your trip.
Susan

TJ said...

You did make great time. Enjoy every minute there. Looking forward to pictures.

bentonflocke said...

what a long journey and a great monument!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Mari! What a great surprise. I didn't think we'd be hearing from you on your trip. YEAH.
Safe travels and enjoy your reunion with your son.
xo

Flohbock said...

Uii ... yes that sounds really hard ... The building is quite impressive!