Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Moving West - Day 3

Wednesday morning dawned bright and early ... and luckily, both of our cars were still outside.  Two nights before we arrived at his sister's house, her car was stolen out of the driveway(!) so we were slightly nervous about the fact that our cars (packed full of our belongings) were sitting outside all night.  

Our convoy

Our route for the day:

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We started off and made a small detour to have breakfast at Braum's!  I was happy to see that the company had expanded to Kansas since I moved out of the Southwest. 

Addy was glued to the window, watching the plains of Kansas pass by:

Or maybe she was looking at these windmills:

Eventually, everyone decided it was time for a nap.  Don't they look so comfortable?

We arrived in Nebraska:

Where they have classy restrooms:

We drove through the tip of Colorado, which was slightly out of the way, just so J. could get a picture of the Colorado state sign.  He is trying to get a picture of each state's sign that he visits and he had been to Colorado but didn't have a picture of the sign.

Now he has two!

We drove back into Nebraska and had to make one more small detour after seeing a billboard for Carhenge.  Such a bizarre little place, but isn't that what driving across the country is all about?  

Are we there yet?

We watched the sun set over Nebraska:

and finally made it into South Dakota:

And we finally made it to our destination for the evening ... Keystone, South Dakota!

Before we checked in to our hotel, we made a quick trip up to see Mt. Rushmore at night:

All in all, it was another good day on the road.

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