Car doing okay. We're doing fine. Just tired tonight and don't want to focus on the blog.
Maybe tomorrow night.
Ok, it is now tomorrow night, and I'm going to write some about yesterday and today.
There are several tunnels along the way; one very short one and two longer tunnels. All are one-lane, with traffic needing to alternate so each direction can get through the tunnel. In past trips, I've witnessed a tour bus going through one. It took about 30 minutes to get it lined up right, and I am sure there was not more than an inch space between the rocky, jagged walls and the bus. They are very tight!
It's also home to the Lakota Nation of indians. While they see the area as home, with all of the amenities of home, it is an area in which I would not survive. Too arid. Too hot, Too cold, Too remote for me. The tribes once roamed from Canada, Minnesota and down into Mexico, they were driven out of their homeland to this area of the USA. We should be ashamed of how we treated the natives in their lands.
Then on to the hotel for the night.
Today's drive was not difficult; riding along at 75mph on Interstates through rolling prairie lands and flat farmland. The trip today was different from the trip 8 years ago. It was cool and the grass was lush and green, with water in many fields from recent rains. The other time everything was burned up from dryness and heat. It's much nicer now!
We went through a big thunderstorm in Waterloo, IA and another storm hit Cedar Rapids after we got into the hotel. We were glad to be in for the night.
No car issues today.
Slow Internet connection tonight, so I'm not going to post pics. Will try again tomorrow night, so please come back later if you want to see pics!
Tomorrow--more driving to home!