Last day of driving today and we are finally in Denver. Today dragged in the van, but I admit I really enjoyed the long drive through Kansas.
I was told by several people before we left that Kansas would be horrible and boring and it would just be corn fields and blah blah blah - but I really LIKED the scenery in Kansas. I even started taking pictures out the window of the van.
I learned a lot - there are lots of railroads through the farmlands to pick up the grains and whatnot. This surprised me. Not sure why - I guess I should've figured there would have to be some sort of transportation for crops and whatnot, but I never thought about the train tracks that would be around the plains.
There were also oil wells - another surprise - hadn't thought about that before when I pictured the landscape.
Some things were as I imagined they would be - the amber waves of grain and whatnot - but they weren't boring and the color of goldenrod - they were all their own lovely hue, and I honestly couldn't wait for the next wheat field to appear.
We did have some trouble finding convenient places to stop for restrooms breaks and food - things are few and far between in Kansas on the interstate, but we managed, and eventually we crossed into Colorado.
We stopped at a little "one horse town" at the grocery store for a bathroom break and for Jonah to update himself on his map (he took an atlas of the United States along to keep track of our progress),
a Subway (two Subways, actually), got to see a great thunderstorm (from a distance), and got our first view of the Rockies.
And now...here we are.
The kids are already making a splash.