Thursday, January 29, 2009
Road Trip Day 1- WI, IA, NE
Hello from Nebraska!
We left this morning from Madison. Overall, the drive went really well. We only had to drive through snow for an hour or so.
We drove through western Wisconsin, which was absolutely beautiful. We had miles of snow covered hills dotted with bright red barns, horses, and frozen ponds. It really was stunning. I tried to snap pictures for painting inspiration, but unfortunately it was still too dark for them to turn out well.
Then we drove through Iowa. We had some time in the middle of nowhere...
followed by a lot more time in the middle of nowhere.
We crossed into Nebraska and drove to my old hometown, Hastings! It was the perfect way to spend my birthday. We drove by my old house and the college I attended for two years.
Then we went by my old Taekwondo school to visit my instructors, Mr. and Mrs. Neiman. It was so great to see them! I have missed them so much, and spending time with them was wonderful. Brandon got to meet them for the first time, and we got to congratulate them on achieving 7th Dan (7th degree blackbelt, an outstanding achievement).
We ended the night with my birthday meal- Joe's China Express. Yes, it's fast food. Yes, it comes from a gas station. But it is the BEST Chinese food ever and I have been missing it for almost 4 years!!
Tomorrow we're going to start with Baristas, the coffee shop where I used to work and then drive to Wyoming. I will post more pics from the trip on facebook- Mom, I promise to post pics of the house as soon as we get to California and have reliable internet access.
600 miles down... 1550 to go!