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.