First off – We have posted tons of pictures in our photo album. They are pretty entertaining so check them out.
This post is going to be a quick summary of our Trip -(from the 2nd day forward because we didn’t update yesterday)
So we took off from Sidney at 6 AM. It was really early and there was a really heavy ice fog. As you can see in the photo visibility was really bad. These lights looked like they were coming out of the sky.
Nebraska is really flat and really boring. It took us 6 hours to make it to Iowa. I gave you a snapshot in the last post and the rest of the state looked exactly the same.
So…… WHEN WE GOT TO THE BORDER OF NEBRASKA we passed the Rosenblatt Stadium, which is where the college world series is played. I made Katie snap as many pictures as she could because I thought it was really cool.
It’s far away and a little blurry, but a good pic none the less.
I was planning on Iowa being a lot like Nebraska, but it turns out that Iowa has a lot of rolling hills. We were going up and down the “hills” (not mountains) of Iowa for the entire afternoon and evening. These trees were so cold that ice froze over their branches. Katie loved them so much so she snapped multiple pictures of them. This is the best one I think because you can actually see the ice on the branches.
We crossed the Mississippi River really late on Tuesday and Katie got a good picture even though it was really dark. The best part of this story is picturing us going over the bridge. It was really dark and I was having trouble keeping the jeep and the trailer in the single lane bridge that was under construction. Katie is leaning out the window snapping as many pictures as she can and the bulb is flashing extremely bright every time she takes a picture. So I can see the driver behind us saying “who are these idiots from Utah.” HAHA. But anyway the picture turned out so it made everything worth it.Stopped in Geneseo Illinois for the night and ordered take out from a local Pizza Shop. Not bad….. anything is good after 12 hours of straight driving on I-80. (with which half was through Nebraska)
TO THE 3RD DAY
On our 3rd day we left Geneseo really early once again. It was soooo cold. It is amazing what humidity does to the bitter cold. It seeps under your skin and make it unbearable. (I think I was outside for 3 minutes, it was miserable)
The sun was coming up in Illinois when we first got on the road and the sunrise was really cool to see. I guess it was new to us because it wasn’t rising from behind mountains. Coming up right over the horizon looks a lot different. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It was much brighter and more colorful.
This was our first experience with a TOLL ROAD. I have to admit, I was so nervous about this. I didn’t think I was going to drive into the correct stall and then you can’t back up a tow dolly, so I pictured myself having to unhook the trailer and looking like a real idiot, shaming all Utahns in the process. BUT .. … It was really easy and simple. So it was extremely anti-climatic. I guess…
Illinois and Indiana were really fun to see. There are some really cool pics of barns and landscape in our album that you need to take a look at, but not important enough to take the time and put them in the post. Sooo……. We finally crossed into OHIO!!!It was really exciting to see the sign ….. FINALLY ….. After a short hour of driving we headed down 75 toward bowling green. We were excited to see the cities that we saw on the internet. Here are a few pictures of Bowling Green. There are more in the album.
Talk to you everyone tomorrow after my first day of work at BGSU.