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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

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Today's pictures feature the Midwest, which, let's face it, is kind of boring

After we drove through Tennessee, Krys and I headed north into Kentucky and west to Illinois and Missouri. We drove through Paducah, KY, which is a bizarre town - on each corner there was a church or a medical plaza. We figured if you got sick, you had two options to get well! In Illinois Krys took a picture of my car. Last week I showed you where we slept for three weeks. Today I show you how we traveled:
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About a month after we arrived in Oregon, I totaled that car. Boo-hoo. Such a good car.

We drove through Saint Louis but didn't stop for long - we had no place to stay, after all, and the city doesn't have many camp sites. The Mississippi was in the middle of a major flood, so we took this picture:
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Note the lampposts. There is a walkway along the river underneath all that water. We have some other pictures of the Missouri River flooding, but none as good as this. It was pretty bad, apparently.

We saw the Gateway Arch, and I stood underneath it and took this picture:
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It's, you know, art. We didn't go up the arch, although we wanted to, because the wait was something like three hours. No time for love, Dr. Jones! We had to move on.

Then we hit Kansas. Dear Lord, did we ever. I know a very nice guy who lives in Kansas, but I have to say - it's boring. This is everything you need to know about Kansas:
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For mile after endless mile along Interstate 70, this is what we saw. Now, I know it doesn't all look like this, but most of it does. Sheesh.

The one nice memory I have of Kansas was the town of Hays. We were driving along in Kansas toward our camp site, but when we got there, it had been flooded. So we had to drive on, and we splurged on a motel room in Hays. After over a week of sleeping in a 6 x 6 tent, it was heaven. We swam in the pool, we stretched out on the bed, we ate a decent meal - aaaahhhh. Still, it was in the middle of Kansas.

So that's the Midwest. I realize we've gotten all the way to the Rockies and we haven't taken a lot of pictures, but once we hit the West, we went nuts with the camera. Next week: Wyoming! Big rocks, open skies, very few people!


Blogger Krys said...

I must laugh, becuase as I recall that "decent meal" was Burger King, but after weeks of camp food, it was awesome!

12/12/05 12:59 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

Nice pics! Hey Greg, I finally got around to throwing up some of our own New Zealand shots on my blog, if you want to skedaddle over and take a look sometime...

12/12/05 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You live in Arizona and you think that the midwest is boring? The heat out there has finally warped your mind.

12/12/05 10:15 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I certainly didn't say Arizona ISN'T boring, Anonymous - it certainly is, but I wasn't talking about it, I was talking about the Midwest. There's enough boring landscapes to go around!

13/12/05 1:31 PM  

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