We are really making tracks for Springfield, IL. We left Grand Junction, CO this morning and we're settling down tonight in Colby, KS. Drove across a whole state and into the Central Time Zone. Lost another hour.
The trip has been seamless so far. Only had a small mishap today. While driving behind a semi-truck a small rock flew up and we now have a small crack in the windshield. Hasn't spread into a bigger crack yet. Hope to get to Springfield before we have to have the windshield replaced.
Monday we drove through a portion of Utah and into Colorado. I forgot how fabulous the rock formations were. I put away the book I was reading and just enjoyed the scenery, it was so breathtaking. It reminded me how fortunate we were to live in the West. We pulled over into a view overlook to get some pictures.
While driving through the canyons I like to imagine how it was over 100 years ago for the pioneers coming west by wagon train or just on a horse. They didn't have paved roads or roadside rest stops. No sign of any shade. They had to make do, with what they had. Don't think I would have made a very good pioneer. I probably would have traveled by train.