While the thermometer wasn’t as low as it had been some recent mornings, our hoses were partially frozen for the first time. Our plans were to drive to Grand Island … a straight shot down I-80.
We were not surprised to be driving through miles and miles of corn fields
as Nebraska is the corn-producing capital of the US.
Interestingly, however, mostly on the north side of the Interstate … the southern landscape looking generally different with many stands of deciduous trees.
Other noticeable crops and economic herds include hay,
cattle and alpacas.
There were also the predictable operating farms
as well as decaying farm buildings.
We also saw two vastly different generations of wind-driven machines.
Our plans called for us to stop and spend some time at the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and Museum in Kearney, NE … which spans I-80.
However, the exit was several miles beyond and we’d just discovered that the campground we’d planned to stay at in Grand Island had closed on October 15th, as had many others in the area … so we were looking at pushing on another nearly 90 miles to Lincoln.
So, it’s now on our list of places we want to visit when traversing the central part of the US in the future.
During our now extended trip, there were still some interesting and different sights along the way.