Now we’re talkin’!
I know most people find the plain states to be, well, pretty plain. But I absolutely love it. Wide open space, no traffic, little congestion, friendly people… to me states like Nebraska and Kansas are wonderful.
So needless to say, this was a good day. I was still trying to get some miles in, but the further west I got, the more I was enjoying myself.
I made a stop with Cooper at this nice little rest area off a two-lane road. I’m not sure why, but this rest area was HUGE. It was probably situated on 10 – 15 acres of land with a farm road that ran next to a marsh and, as you might guess, a farm.
Cooper and I took the opportunity to stretch our legs and it was so nice. Here’s the farm road we walked down.
I originally wanted to stop at a truck stop in Colby, KS, but I was quickly reminded that Kansas is a state where cows outnumber people.
The entire area around the truck stop smelled horrible, and so I thought I’d try my luck at a nearby rest area instead.
Boy am I glad I did. This rest area was phenomenal. It had separate RV parking with a dump station, potable water, and a huge grassy area to walk the dog.
Even better? No smell!
It ended up being a perfect place to spend the night. Here are a couple of pictures of where we parked.
Here are some highlights of the drive.
Here’s a full time-lapse video of the entire drive.
And some other moments during and after the drive.
And finally, here’s the route we took.