Today was a cool day of driving because, well, neither of us have ever been to Iowa and there were some interesting sights there!
Al started his day with some beef jerky. He ate a lot of beef jerky during this road trip. I’m convinced his sodium levels are through the roof.
This day of travel was an exciting one. We were half way through our trip and we were both excited to see what Omaha was all about. Along the way we stopped in Des Moines, which was not that exciting of a place! We also passed the world’s largest truck stop, lots of wind turbines and so many trucks. So. Many. Trucks.
Cool thing about the trucks was that each one was always carrying something different from the last. We saw massive trucks carrying parts to the wind turbines. Like the huge blades strapped to a truck. They’re like 150 feet long!
We also saw a whole lot of farming equipment and machinery being transported. And so many of the trucks were wide loads. Humongous wide loads.
We saw a truck that was loaded up with train wheels; just the wheels. I think that was my favorite one out of all of them.
Once we got to Omaha we were tired and hungry. We checked into the hotel and just our luck it was complimentary beer and wine night! We decided to walk downtown while it was still light out and check out a little of the city.
Quite a beautiful city it was. We stumbled upon this massive building that was a candy store, antique mall, small dinner, movie theater… and a whole lot more things. All in this one place!
After that we walked downtown around what they call the Market to find a delicious steak. We ate at a great brewery that had tasty beer and even tastier food.
Omaha was a pretty fun city, we only wish we had more time there. I think we might actually make a trip back for longer in the future! We were pretty pooped after dinner so we headed back and I was out cold by 9pm. Great night sleep that was. More later on our last day of travel…to Denver!