Monday, April 7, 2008

Day 17 - Denver, CO to West Des Moines, IA

The Long Drive

This was the day I set out to drive the 1000 miles between Denver and Chicago. But I only made it as far as West Des Moines.

That's 700 miles for those of you planning your own road trip.

It was a lot of driving, without a lot to comment on. Nebraska, however, was not as flat and boring as some make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it's quite nice when compared to a place like, say, Wyoming.

But I made it to West Des Moines, and spent the night at a Ramada Inn, and was sorry not to be home but glad to be somewhere that was clean and dry and decorated in a bland, inoffensive style.

Road trips really can help you learn to appreciate the simple things in life.

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