I've previously blogged a bit about my return trip from Illinois, through Nebraska via two lane highways. Quite an adventure, hampered only by some anxiety about how much distance I could cover (plenty as it turns out) and lodging in small towns (mixed).
But once I got into Colorado, and closed in on the Rockies, things changed. The sky was bluer (lack of humidity?) , the air purer... my spirits soared... at least until the drenching thunderstorms attacked me in the middle of serious road construction!
I enjoy the mountains, but I'm a bit of a desert rat, and since I wasn't headed directly home, I got to cross the San Rafael Reef.
The most amazing stretch of Interstate in the country!
And headed for Vegas, I had time for a side trip into the Kolob area of Zion National Park (thank you lifetime Golden Eagle Pass).
The West IS the best...