Days Two & Three


Well, we stayed in Laramie, WY our first day, as you may have read previously.  Anyway, we did make it a point to go over and drive to see Hayford Avenue.  However, we discovered based on the enormous size of all the houses on Hayford Ave, you have to have a ton of money to live on it.  Some of the houses had to be more than 4,000 square feet and upwards of 6,000 square feet.  It was amazing.  We wanted to go and poke around at the history center, but we discovered it was inside of the meetinghouse, and no one was there to let us in, so we skipped out on that.

Anyway, the ride from Laramie, WY to Lincoln, NE was quite uneventful.  We didn’t run into any horrible traffic like we did on Wednesday…. thank goodness.  We stopped off in Kearney, NE to get gas, and then as we headed east out of the city, we saw the Great Platte River Archway monument.  Unfortunately I didn’t get a super impressive picture, but it’s still pretty awesome looking.

We left Lincoln this morning, and our ride was uneventful.  I managed to convince Jeff to stop off at a craft type store on the outskirts of Kansas City, since I fell in love with some awesome fabric, and one of 18 stores in the US that carries this line of fabric happened to be in Kansas City, at a store called Urban Arts + Crafts.  I already had 10 fat quarters of the line and was happily able to buy 4 more quarter of yards.  SCORE!  We continued on until we stopped for the night here in Wentzville, MO. It’s a decent sized city from what we can tell.

We also decided to stretch our drive to an extra day.  Jeff’s been getting burned out with driving, and the girls are getting crankier and crankier.  I’m not sure where we’ll be stopping tomorrow; Jeff thinks somewhere around Lexington, KY.  We’re roughly 16.5 hours away from Virginia Beach -around 960 miles or so- and instead of driving for two 8 hour stretches, we’ll be able to drive for three 5 hour stretches, and actually enjoy ourselves and the drive.  And maybe I’ll be able to convince Jeff we’ll be able to stop at some of the antique malls that seem to be so abundant in this part of the country.

Like Jeff said, it’s supposed to be a vacation; not a stressful drive.

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