From one western college town to another. Today was the longest drive of the trip. At almost exactly 500 miles, it was one of the longest drives we have taken in many years. Take one interstate, one very flat route, and precious few roadside attractions and….zoom we were off. It was all rather anticlimactic really. In Laramie the mountains were near but out of sight and the ground still buckled everywhere. Cross into Nebraska and the land still buckled a bit until, maybe around North Platte, it suddenly flattened out into the mid west. Highlights of the day were a short hike at a rest stop (in the still buckled part of Nebraska), a plaque at that same rest stop celebrating the “golden link” of “concrete and steel” that was completed in 1974 (that golden link would be Interstate 80), a text with a neighbor, a free stay at a hotel thanks to points earned, and a Mediterranean fast food meal in Lincoln. The text by the way would be with our neighbor Alex whom, along with her husband Chad, will be celebrating Chad’s mother’s birthday this weekend in Iowa City. Lucky for us they invited us to the party and we cannot wait to see them tomorrow. Chad and Alex, if you are reading this, we will see you tomorrow. And for all family and friends, our journey is expected to end this Saturday. We have had a blast sharing our adventure and hope you continue to check in with us over the next few months as we add photos and share more stories. Thank you for staying with us these past 7 weeks.