Category Archives: Trip Reports

Jul 26

Anchors, away

July 9, 2017: The Sears store in Peru, Illinois, will close before the end of the year. Peru, Illinois — I needed a pit stop, Wi-Fi, and food, in that approximate order. Peru Mall, the only major shopping center on … Continue reading

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May 03

Great Plains Trip Day 7

August 8, 2016: Now entering Yetter, fourth from the bottom in the Iowa alphabet. Now exiting Yetter. Cedar Rapids, Iowa — A drive on Iowa’s newest highway and to five unvisited towns scattered across three counties finished off a vacation … Continue reading

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May 02

Great Plains Trip Day 6

August 7, 2016: This photo encompasses a significant portion of the buildings of the new Nebraska State Fairgrounds, relocated from Lincoln to Grand Island in 2010 because of poor attendance. I better stop here before I say something about the … Continue reading

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Apr 28

The southeast corner of Wyoming, the highest point in Nebraska

Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, August 5 — After leaving Cheyenne, I headed east on I-80 almost to the state line and then turned south to reach the Colorado-Nebraska-Wyoming corner and the highest point in Nebraska. The two locations are within eyesight of … Continue reading

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Apr 27

Great Plains Trip Day 4

August 5, 2016: View of I-80/US 30 from the Wyoming Welcome Center, the highest point on the interstate. Kimball, Nebraska — From a college football stadium to a tri-state corner, this day had a little bit of everything. The first … Continue reading

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Apr 26

Great Plains Trip Day 3

August 4, 2016: Pioneers literally wore down the stone here. Oregon Trail ruts, Guernsey, Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming — This would be my first entry into Wyoming in nearly 16 years. But first, some auto work. After that, I stopped at Rebecca … Continue reading

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Apr 25

Great Plains Trip Day 2

August 3, 2016: Entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument via old NE 92. NE 92 used to end much farther east, at NE 61 in Arthur County, but then was extended across the state and joined WY 92. Scottsbluff, Nebraska — … Continue reading

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Apr 24

Great Plains Trip Day 1

August 2, 2016: The Golden Spike Monument in Council Bluffs marks the east end of the Transcontinental Railroad, as designated by Abraham Lincoln himself. However, the first rail bridge to Omaha didn’t open until March 1872. Broken Bow, Nebraska — … Continue reading

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Apr 14

The thought process of a roadgeek

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” — Walt Whitman My sister remembered I wanted to see her in Colorado! That’s good! But I have to do it by Memorial Day. That’s less good. Clinching US 34 is … Continue reading

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Mar 20

947. Palmer

March 20, 2003: A Fort Dodge Messenger newsrack in Palmer announces the beginning of U.S. military action in Iraq. Fourteen years and five ISU men’s basketball coaches ago, I took my first solo multi-day trip to photograph Iowa highways. Palmer … Continue reading

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