After 13 hours of driving, I stopped in Glenwood Springs, CO. Scenery is great as I departed as the sun was rising on Monday. Following I-70, the rode is similar to the I-77 stretch through WV. Dared not take my eyes off the road for more than a glimpse.
Reaching the high point of the Rockies, snow was on the slopes. I passed through Vail and Leadville but too quickly to take it in.
Nearing the end of the scenic portion of the route. Once before I stayed on I-70 through Kansas, MO, etc.. but that scenery is really boring so I decided to go a little north to I-80, which runs parallel to I-70.
This is eastern Colorado along I-80. Miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles. Just when I thought it could not get worse.....
.....I entered Nebraska. Nebraska makes Kansas seem intriguing. Similar to staring at a computer screen of a grey ribbon with brown on both sides for mile after mile. The highlight of Nebraska was....
....passing beneath the above. Sensory deprivation began getting to me.
This is Iowa. Mile after mile of the above. I planned to drive straight through to home but had to get off the road so stopped in Des Moines, IA for the night.
Crossed the mighty Mississippi River. Probably the highlight between the Rockies and Ohio.
I got off I-80 and headed toward I-70 in Indy. This is northern IL. Ugh. I was glad to make it home on Tuesday and spent the next few days, raking leaves, mowing, splitting wood, etc... and so, on Monday I return to Arizona!!!!!