We hit Iowa (state #22 on our travel across the U.S.) almost immediately after leaving Nebraska City, Nebraska, as we crossed the Missouri River into a sea of flooded fields and farmland. In fact, the roads had just been partially reopened (after repairs from flooding); even the interstate was affected.
On our way through more of the Midwest, leaving Kansas on our way to Iowa, we had to make a several day stop in Nebraska City, home of Arbor Day Farm and the Arbor Day Foundation… which Ran has supported for decades, and which, as tree-lovers, we both had to
We spent about two weeks driving through Kansas — the Sunflower State — and of those two weeks, we had about two days without rain! Most of the time, it was cool and rainy, though toward the end it was hot and muggy. We are seeing crazy (and wet) weather
After several weeks of completing a long, clockwise visit through the state, we concluded our tour of Colorado with a visit to the Colorado Springs area — at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains and near the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak in Pike National Forest. We had planned to visit
This stop was mainly about being close to the Denver airport so that we could take a weekend trip back to San Diego to celebrate the life of Jen’s mom… which was a beautiful and moving time with family and friends… and all of mom’s flowers and shrubs were in
We left Grand Junction on the Western Slope, and headed back up toward the great Rocky Mountains, with a quick stop in Glenwood Springs so that Ran could visit an old friend who lives in the area. The Western Slope of Colorado contains everything west of the Continental Divide in