Driving through Nebraska

June 22, 2017: Nebraska – Day 2

Driving through Nebraska brought some very Nebraska-esque sites, like covered wagons. And then there was the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. Quite a surprise when you’re not expecting a giant archway over the interstate!

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By the time we made it to Lincoln, Nebraska we were ready for some real food. It’s hard to eat on the road when you try to eat healthy and even more so when you have food sensitivities. With an ulterior motive of renting an audiobook, we decided to make a stop at the old standby, Cracker Barrel.

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They had a full menu based on food sensitivities and allergens so I was able to order a gluten-free, corn-free meal with no problem.

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Do an unusually high percentage of antique car drivers prefer Cracker Barrel too? It’s possible.

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Finding some food made us both happy and ready to keep driving towards the day’s destination: Mark Twain State Park in Missouri.

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Chad enjoyed his first Cracker Barrel meal while I drove over the increasingly less flat roads of Nebraska and onward towards Iowa!

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We drove through a corner of Iowa and could feel the humidity rising.

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By this time I’d gotten news that Charlie was doing just fine and I could stop worrying about her. Before we knew it we were in Missouri and Chad was still working on his dessert.

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As the sun set we stopped to get gas, very obviously in Jesse James territory.

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Yes, this meant we’d be arriving in the dark, but since we had a cabin booked and didn’t have to set up a tent, we knew we’d be able to relax from our long day in the car soon.

Day 3 – Mark Twain State Park