Day 8: Driving, driving, driving
Trip Start Sep 08, 2005
15Trip End Sep 25, 2005
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In the true spirit of the "Git-r-done" mantra on the back windows of so many pickups we've seen, we blitzed our way from St. Louis out into the prairie, making it the whole 350 or so miles to Wichita, Kansas. We were slowed, briefly, by rain and rush hour traffic outside of Kansas City, MO, but overall made very good time.
Julia's wish to see expanses of rolling prairie without any trees as far as the eye can see was granted, and she took an accordingly high number of similar-looking pictures. The land is actually less flat than expected, with pretty little rises in the land. It's a little bit hard to imagine the hills covered in buffalo, but I suppose they were once.
Even though we will miss the real 'southern hospitality' shown to us thus far, we are glad to be getting farther out west, and look forward to the second (but last) week of our trip. We've done eight states (MD, WV, VA, TN, KY, IL, MO, and KS) in eight days, and we still have four left (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California). But they are the largest four...