Day Three - Missouri and Kansas
I'll be honest- I was never so glad to leave a hotel in my life. It was stinky...and I just did not feel safe. Jade thought I was nuts, but it reminded me of all those hotels from the tv shows Criminal Minds, and Law and Order where they find the bodies after people have been murdered!!!!
The morning was cold and damp. The rain didn't keep up for the day today though which was nice. It was overcast and chilly all day, but better than rain for sure
We could see the Bay Bridge from the parking lot at the hotel. This is the bridge that takes you from Illinois into Missouri.
View crossing the bridge
Just after we crossed the bridge there were two cardinals - a male and a female on the side of the road. They say if you see a cardinal, someone in heaven is thinking about you - so we said hello to Granny and Poppa!
I like driving coming up over a hill and seeing the big American flag flying high
We are definitely NOT on the interstates!!!! There were many times during the day when we thought we were the only people in the world!
it's kind of hard to see in this picture, put there is some sort of ground cover crop in many of the fields and it is the prettiest shade of purple and looks so nice when you are driving down the roads and all you can see is purple and green
Marysville, Kansas is the home of the black squirrel. They have these black painted squirrels all over town. The one at the car wash was holding a sponge and had bubbles all over him
We drove most of the day on the Pony express highway. This statue was in one of the town. They have various silhouettes of this statue in random fields long the highway -they look pretty cool
Entering into Kansas
We saw an owl up in a tree today so had to stop to take pictures of him- well Jade took pictures of him. He was pretty cool
We saw a number of pheasants along the highway today as well. They are very colourful and most very fast when you try to take their pictures!
We passed by a few feed lots today - saw lots of cattle and lots of pasture. It was definitely a cross country trip today! We loved it!
We stopped in Colby for the night. Much nicer hotel than last night. Had some pizza hut for supper - gonna sleep now.....didn't sleep all that well last night......with one eye open and all!
Chow for now!