Today we continued our route across Nebraska. We passed through Kearney, NE which is the mid-way point between Boston and San Fransisco. It is 1,733 miles in each direction. Fort Kearney was a major supply stop for pioneers heading west along the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and for 49ers seeking gold in California. It is near the Great Platte River Road which became the route for the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Railroad and eventually Interstate Rt. 80 which stretches from Teaneck, NJ to San Fransisco, CA. While Ron worked outside in the fresh air with Roxie, Chrissy took the tour through the Archway Museum.
According to Google, Indiana is nicknamed the “Prairie State, it’s marked by farmland, forests, rolling hills and wetlands.” It could also be called the “flat as a pancake state.” At least we found a good alt rock station to listen to.
Last day in NJ. Thank you to Joe and the Puchalik’s for letting us stay in their house in Washington Township. It was great to be so close to all our friends and family for the last four months. Can’t believe we are REALLY doing this! Here we go!!!