day 4: crossing the country

by Jacki May. 17, 2012 600 views

We closed out the day with 1500 miles behind us… 400 of them today through eastern Colorado and western Kansas. Whew, there is a whole lot of sameness in this part of the country! It was an entire day of 90 degrees, 35 mph winds, and flat land with fields for grazing and crops as far as the eye could see!

Wouldn't you know, I had hardly any photos to sort through and many hours to kill at the hotel tonight so I had hopes of catching up on your blogs… but the internet is SO SLOW that I'm giving up… next week!

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Roxanne 7 years, 10 months ago

it is so vast in this part of the USA, it's really rather beautiful in its own way

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay 7 years, 10 months ago

(I love the question above me here HAHAHA! Priceless.) You know, those massive granaries are really something.

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 10 months ago

why do you so often change the place where you stay?

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 10 months ago

from this set 1st one is very nice!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 7 years, 10 months ago

#4 just cries "Americana"! I have a "hayfield fetish"!!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Asiamack 7 years, 10 months ago

Great miles gone thru. How many stopover did you make?
It'll be interesting to see the rest areas too.

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 7 years, 10 months ago

nice shots!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
David Swatton 7 years, 10 months ago

An Aussie mate once described driving through the Australian outback as MAMBA... miles and miles of bugger all... kind of made me think of him :-)

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sherij 7 years, 10 months ago

Dang looks like you blew right through my neck of the woods or plains Eastern CO. Great shots!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 7 years, 10 months ago

What a variety you have already seen.

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 7 years, 10 months ago

awesome trip!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 7 years, 10 months ago

Wow, talk about a change of scenery... from the mountains and rivers of yesterdays blog to todays, it is like another country...

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 10 months ago

I like this minamalism and the pasture is superb

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Stormfish 7 years, 10 months ago

p.s. the last shot has this lovely distortion of mobile phone rubber lenses... one of the few advantages these mobile cams have over dslr! :-)

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Stormfish 7 years, 10 months ago

it's called the great plains for a reason :-)

i loved driving through it. the utter boredom of empty flat space. the streets cut into it like a geomancer's dream. the harsh contrast between ground and sky. it makes meditation a secondary goal. :-)

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 10 months ago

Wondering what road music you were playing the while away the hours and miles.

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nynke 7 years, 10 months ago

#3 reminds me of home ;))

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 7 years, 10 months ago

Yep, eastern Colorado and Kansas not great for photos! Heading that way next week! At least I'll have company in the car to talk too! LOL! I like the hay rolls you captured in #4!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 7 years, 10 months ago

I was going to guess Nebraska, looks the same. To bad you are not cutting across Minnesota on I-90, I'm only about an hour north of Worthington. One of these days.............

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 7 years, 10 months ago

Cool set the last shot is awesome

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Karman 7 years, 10 months ago

I lived in Cheney Kansas for 4 years and was born in Wichita. When I saw these I knew you were either in Kansas or Nebraska....before I read the words. :) 35 MPH....not windy in KS today was it. :|
#2 is beautiful. Use to look for one to know we were close to home.

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Felecia Eby 7 years, 10 months ago

Wow. I lived in Medicine Lodge Kansas for a year. That was enough for me. It is a whole lot of sameness as you so eloquently put it.

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