Nothin' but blue skies from now on

One last road trip before fall arrives, a quick tour of the southern border of Nebraska along US 136 and NE 89 to McCook. I'm crossing off the last few towns I've yet to visit south of I-80 and stopping by a places I haven't seen since my initial travels for ninety-three back in 2007. Returning to some of these towns, like Wilsonville, is like seeing an old friend, even if we only met for a very short amount of time several years ago. Not much changes in these parts.

Tomorrow I'm headed towards the Colorado border and then back home across the state. 

near Dorchester



Visited: Milligan, Superior, Abdal, Red Cloud, Bloomington, Naponee, Harlan County Lake, Republican City, Alma, Orleans, Stamford, Beaver City, Hendley, Wilsonville, Lebanon, Danbury, Marion, Grove Cemetery, and Culbertson, Nebraska. Oberlin, Traer, and Herndon, Kansas.

Post title: Willie Nelson - Blue Skies

I face the horizon, everywhere I go

I spent an unseasonably warm February weekend exploring north-central Kansas and a few new places in Nebraska. It was a near-perfect two days of wandering, minus an obnoxiously persistent and forceful wind that followed me through Kansas' flint hills. Every time I got back in the car, I'd find myself chewing on wind-blown sand. In Ellsworth, I stood on main street next to a hand-painted sign for a western shop as a large tumbleweed rolled past at full speed. 

So it goes in the mythic west.

Next up, I'll be returning to the panhandle and the Oglala National Grasslands in a few weeks' time to finish work on a project I started a few years back. I'm looking forward to getting out to Wyoming again.

near Marysville, Kansas

Haddam, Kansas

Salina, Kansas

Ellsworth, Kansas

Riverton, Nebraska

Post title: Frank Turner - The Road