Day 1: Nebraska


Miles traveled: 496

Well, my license plate is no longer in the majority.  A lot of Nebraska plates obviously, and a lot of Colorado plates, too. So far, day one of my “eat, pray, love trip has been pretty great.


Yes, I did get that suitcase to close finally.

Things I’ve learned while driving through Nebraska:

1.) Nebraskans don’t speed…at least not the ones that I ran in to (figuratively of course)

2.) 80 West goes all the way through the state and it is a LONG and BORING road

3.) At least all the exits in Iowa lead to towns….silly Nebraska

4.) Don’t wait to fill up on gas when you are in the middle of nowhere (yes, Dad, you were right.)

5.) Gas costs you an arm and a leg….and maybe the other arm and leg too.

6.) Kearney is not pronounced Ker-knee, or K-ear-knee… it’s pronouced KAR-knee…That’s not very phonetic now is it?

This is about all there is to sight-see in Kearney. It’s called the Great Platte River Road Archway. The museum closed at 4 and I got there at 4:01…snap.

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Followed by a beautiful scenic run by the University of Nebraska. Sorry UNK, Iowa City is still a way cooler campus.

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And not a bad hotel either!



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