>> Friday, June 1, 2012
Our second day on the road, April 23, 2012, began about 8:00 A.M. We continued West on I-70 to Kansas City, MO and then turned North on I-29. We crossed into extreme Southwestern Iowa, travelling only about 10 miles, and turned back West on Rt. 2 which we followed all the way to Lincoln, Nebraska. There we got onto I-80, which we would remain on for hundreds of miles, crossing all of Nebraska and Wyoming and into Utah (not all that day of course). Our goal for the day was Lexington, Nebraska but we exceeded that by a few miles making it all the way to North Platte, Nebraska. We stopped for the night at the Flying J, which is a part of the Pilot Travel Centers family.
Day three, April 24th, we continued on West, with our original goal of Wamsutter, Wyoming. As we had exceeded our goal for the second day we easily did the same this day, making it to Rock Springs, Wyoming. We stopped at the Flying J there, intending to spend the night but the auto lot was quite small. We needed a few things and checked out the Wal-Mart store. We discovered that they had a huge parking lot and there were several RV’s already there so we decided to spend the night in the Wal-Mart lot.
This photo is one Connie took from the van while we were driving, showing a general view of much of the state of Nebraska.
As we got into the Western part of Nebraska we began to see more hills and the beginnings of mountains.
The photo below shows the Wal-Mart “campground” in Rock Springs, WY.
In the next installment I’ll include some photos of the mountains we began to see as we got into the Wyoming area.