We drove from Ottawa to Kalamazoo, MI in the first day and spent a night in a smoky motel room. We powered through Illinois and Iowa on the second day and ended at Grand Island, NE.
Trying to catch the sign for Ottawa, Illinois.
Crossing to Nebraska
It was a pretty boring drive for the most part.
Breakfast at Tommy's Restaurant in Grand Island.
At a rest stop near the border of Nebraska and Colorado.
For those who thought Colorado is all mountains, you will be disappointed if you are driving from the east. You won't see the mountains until you get to Denver.
Hail storm as we were exiting Denver. We (and many other drivers) had to pull onto the side of the highway because it was hailing so hard.
Then after all the twist and turns on mountain sides, we were finally approaching our destination.