We arrived at the hotel and we were all pretty exhausted. It didn't take us long to get into bed and asleep. Morning came a little sooner than I had hoped, but I woke up feeling pretty well rested. We had about an hour drive ahead of us to Denver (we could have chose to drive straight through, but we all wanted to check it out-- going back to our "when are we gonna be back this way?" thinking). We drove through downtown quickly, stopped at a park for Frankie to get out and run around, and then grabbed some lunch. Up until this point we hadn't spent any money on food. We were surviving off of fruit snacks, pb&j, and granola bars. A warm meal sounded really appetizing. And it did the trick. We sat down, had a nice meal and all of our spirits seemed to improve (not that they were down at all, but a good meal will enhance your day for sure). After lunch we went over to the Capitol for a quick stop. We had read that the 13th step of the Capitol was the exact mile high elevation, so we wanted to take advantage of that 'photo op'.
Frankie just below the 5,280 elevation mark.
Colorful Colorado, as they call it.
On our way into Colorado we passed the welcome sign without getting
to get out and take a picture, so we decided to do it on the way out.
Found some Buffalo cutout sign things,
so naturally we had to take some pictures.
On our way out, we saw signs for a small cemetery.We had thought it'd be a little older and more historic,
but it was still pretty cool.
I think I only took less than four pictures in Nebraska,
these are two of them. Oops.
After our bathroom break at this gas station, I think I drove the rest of the way to Omaha. Again, we arrived a little later than expected-- when calculating drive times, I kept forgetting to adjust for the different time zones. The drive was pretty flat and pretty straight. Nothing too exciting and nothing too scenic. Just a straight drive. Our hotel in Omaha was a dump with lots of interesting individuals crawling around. Goodnight Omaha, you're weird.
Thanks for looking! Tomorrow, I'll be posting from the last day on the road which will include a real short post with a few pictures from Iowa.