Sterling Hotel And Suites
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... I had a king bed with pullout couch because Marriott's website said it slept 4. It was a huge, new room. However, there was no couch and no other rooms available. I had to get several blankets and comforters, so the kids could sleep on the floor.
... Platte River. Miles and miles, fueled by nothing but podcasts and corn nuts. We stopped at Gothenburg where we went to see an old Pony Express Station which was still in one piece. While it was not in its original location, it was close enough and was the original building. The old wooden structure housed a friendly interpreter and the most amazing artifact: a Pony Express saddle. The system lasted only a little over a year. Wiry men rode hard for miles ...
... feeling that was really starting to settle in. But for whatever reason we were noticing a change of mood happening in us as we enjoyed our time there, and looked forward to figuring out and getting started on what was next for us.
As a final little celebration we each picked out a piece of pie to bring home from Perkins. I'm not sure if I'm remembering this right, but I have a memory of eating ...
... and tornado watch west of us, right where I had planned to drive. Quick change of plans. Drive north 50 miles to I-80 then I-80 to Des Moines and hope the severe weather stayed south of us. We were almost half way to I-80 when we ran into the first thunder storm. I was doing 65 when I hit the south edge of the storm. As the rain got heavier and visibility kept dropping, I slowed to 60 then 50 then 40 ...
No wonder dad sent me down the lonely roads of America....highway 80 is
REALLY BORING!!!!! Nothing but cornfields, beef that goes to McDonald's, wide
truck loads, pro-life signs and some country music to keep me entertained and
giggling across the heartland to my next ...
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