Paint, Lovely Paint

Oh, how I love interior house painting.

paint

I really do want to update this daily.. Maybe when all the painting is done.

In the meantime, you can pass the time by browsing over the entries from our trip.. Found under July Road Trip on the right.

4,761 Miles & 12 States

Today we woke up in Indianapolis to this wonderful weather..

stormy

On the way home, we stopped for lunch in Springfield, Ohio..

big boy

It continued to storm most of the way home.

stormy flag

Pulling in the driveway, we drove 4,761.1 miles and hit 12 states.

Ohio:

ohio

Indiana:

indiana

Illinois:

illinois

Iowa:

iowa

Minnesota (no photo)

South Dakota:

south dakota

Wyoming:

wyoming

Montana:

montana

Colorado:

colorado

Nebraska:

nebraska

Missouri:

missouri

Kansas:

kansas

It was hard to judge color and sharpness on the laptop I had with me on the trip. Over the next few days I plan to go through the photos and re-edit them at home. Once I’ve got my favorites from the whole batch, I’ll post them.

St Louis

Today we woke up in Hannibal, Missouri.

hannibal mailbox

hannibal

We went and visited some Mark Twain historical sites. Then it was off to
St Louis to see the Gateway Arch.

gateway arch

gateway arch

As the sun sets over Indy..

bad sunset photo

..we get ready to head home tomorrow.

Missouri

Today we woke up in Lincoln, Nebraska. After breakfast, we headed up to the Strategic Air and Space Museum. .

SAC Museum

They had some pretty nifty stuff, like this SR-71..

Blackbird

..and a B-17..

Flying Fortress

Tail Gunner

..and a B-52, including a cockpit you could climb into..

Stratofortress Cockpit

Stratofortress Cockpit

They also had some nifty old SAC comm and missile silo launch-control consoles..

SAC Comm Console

SAC Comm Console

SAC Missile Silo Launch Console

SAC GHFS Comm Console

..and some other nifty stuff..

M*A*S*H Jeep

Quilted Flag

U2

After the museum, we headed for Missouri, but we had to cross this toll bridge from Nebraska first..

$1.25

We drove completely across Missouri..

field

old barn

..to Hannibal, the home of Mark Twain.

Sorry, no sunset photo tonight.

Kearney

We woke up in North Platte, Nebraska.

As I gassed up the van, I noticed a sign hanging at the gas station..

nowhere

Indeed.

We headed east from North Platte towards Kearney. The view from lunch at Applebee’s was a bit different than we’re used to..

combine

After lunch, we headed over to a train and trail museum. They had a neat old locomotive and caboose..

locomotive

boiler

caboose

engineer's view

windmill pump

Then it was off to the archway museum..

archway

museum

museum

highway view

drive in

jukebox

From Kearney it was on to Lincoln..

nebraska capital building

Another city, another sunset..

lincoln sunset

Tomorrow we head towards St. Louis.

North Platte

Today we left Estes Park and headed for North Platte, Nebraska. Nothing too exciting to photograph.

We stopped in Greeley, CO and saw a neat old Union Station train depot..

union station

greeley, co

Once we got to North Platte, we headed into town for dinner. On the way we passed a Nebraska hobby shop..

hobby shop

We decided to eat at the A+W.. We don’t have these around us at home..

a&w

The interior decor is pretty nifty..

gas pump

bar stools

Here’s tonight’s sunset over North Platte..

north platte sunset

Tomorrow it’s on to Lincoln.