Cruising I-80: MI to CO

So far the trip has been (thankfully) uneventful. In summary; Iowa has giant wind turbines and Nebraska has lots of farm equipment- especially irrigation systems. We had to make our own entertainment.

Here I will rank the most interesting 10 items:

10 – Tumbleweeds!

9 – Dad's new catchphrase is, “Sucks to be you!”

8- I saw an albino deer in the woods.

7- A guy in Applebee's was wearing a shirt that said, “Don't taze me, Bro!”

6- A mini van had a sticker-family on the back window; Mom, Dad, toddler, baby…. Goldfish!

5- While he drove, Dad put me to sleep with stories about growing corn. Yaawn.

4- Dad really loves the quiet, grooved highway.

3- We saw a semi spray dirt all over some poor construction guy holding a flag.

2- The speed limit in Nebraska is 75! Whee!

1- My personal ringtone on my dad's cell is called “Charming Introduction”. Awwww.

Since Mom & Dad have driven this way many times before, we keep passing towns that spark stories of trip of yore. Such as Atlantic, Iowa where the Red Van's alternator went out & caused flames to shoot out the tailpipe. Mom&Dad stayed at the El-Fordo Inn that night. By all accounts, it could have been a horror movie set. It was dingy and creepy and managed by an elderly couple on oxygen. Mom and Dad got outta there as soon as the alternator was replaced.


We stayed in Council Bluffs last night & this morning we watched the Blues Brothers as we got ready. Can you believe Dad hasn't see it!?? Next, I couldn't find my keys and when we thought about where I had them last, it was down @ the ice machine! oh no! luckily, they were under my pillow.

All that panicking made me hungry and we headed for our 'usual' McDonald's. We'd just been there in January. That time, a water main broke and we couldn't order anything requiring water! This time there was a huge construction project and there was an area walled off with plastic. They had taken out all the tables & replaced them with the folding kind, like we were at a church potluck.

As you can see, it's been a whirlwind tour!


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