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15 June 2013, 8:15 PM MT, Estes Park, CO

I have been negligent. Normally I show you pictures of the countryside. I must make up for that. Remember that I showed you what central Illinois looked like two days ago?

Well, here's what Iowa looked like yesterday.

And here's what Nebraska looked like today.

Yeah, they all look the same, don't they. Notice that I did not say the picture was Iowa or Nebraska, I only said that's what it looked like.

On a more serious note, you can say this part of the country consists of the sky above and the ground below. Here is an actual picture of Nebraska.

Hanna would say the countryside is boring, it is too flat. But I say it is constantly changing. Here's Nebraska about 25 miles later. And it changed, there is a tractor there. And a tree.

And here's Nebraska about 200 miles later. Now there's a power line. See that tower sticking up above the horizon in the center? If you look carefully, you will see that the land is not totally flat, it rises a little as you get closer to the horizon,

And here's my last picture of Nebraska, maybe another 60 miles later, just 5 miles before the Wyoming border.

This is a thunderstorm in the making just north of Cheyenne. It wasn't a thunderstorm yet, it was about an hour later.

Another State Capitol, this one is in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Here's a view of the Rockies from Estes Park.

Tomorrow morning I will dine with niece Elizabeth and family, then I will head into those mountains riding the highest continuous paved road in America.

Details for the day. 500 miles (exactly). One chocolate shake. I rode about 460 miles on Interstates today running at 70 mph. I gassed up at the beginning, in the middle, and when I got off the Interstate. My gas mileage for that portion was 47.1 miles per gallon. Not bad, wouldn't you say? Especially at that speed.

Well, that's it for today. Come visit me again tomorrow.

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