Cheyenne to Omaha!
Trip Start Jul 28, 2006
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Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in downtown Cheyenne. Interesting tidbit: Wyoming has so few Catholics that the whole state is one diocese.
The Holiday Inn has a full-service restaurant. I was not hungry for full breakfast, so I grabbed a Gatorade and muffin at the convenience store next door. I then spent some time relaxing, reading the USA Today.
Depart for Omaha.
Omaha 459 miles.
Cross into Nebraska.
Pass by the world headquarters of Cabela's (The world's foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear) in Sidney.
Omaha 350 miles.
Cross into Central Time Zone.
Also, by this time, I enjoyed the view of numerous center pivot and hyrdrostatic sideroll irrigation systems at work on the corn and soybean fields. This old irrigation guy's heart went pitter-pat. I put a CD of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" into the CD player. The music just seemed to match as the majestic center pivots and siderolls sprayed their water and fertilizer
12:15 - 12:45
Lunch at the Pizza Hut in Gothenburg. I opted for the salad and mushroom personal pizza lunch combo.
Omaha 200 miles.
Pass under the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. This is a cool arch covering both sides of I-80 that commemorates the old wagon trail. To learn more, visit www.archway.org.
Lincoln 105 miles.
Omaha 150 miles.
Bathroom and windshield washing stop in Grand Island.
Omaha 90 miles
Gas stop in Lincoln.
Arrival at Quality Inn in Omaha. Local time is 5:30.
Total miles: 501.
The Quality Inn is on the western outskirts of town. I did not feel like driving into town, so I opted for the Cracker Barrel conveniently located a few feet away. I ate the barbecue pork sandwich on toasted sourdough with a cup of clam chowder instead of fries.
I am not able to pick up the wireless signal from the Quality Inn, but I am picking up the signal from the Countryside Suites next door. Go figure.
Some interesting license plates:
SHESAKPR - NV
GOAL2GO - IA
RAT PACK - NE
RAG DOLL - NE (this car also had a "I heart Raggedy Ann and Andy" sticker in the rear window.