The Long Journey Home

 

Day 10 - We rose early in Winnemucca, NV and hit the road.  As we approached Salt Lake City, UT Tiffany snapped this view of the mountains reflected in the flooded salt flats.  Lovely.

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Day 10 was largely spent in the car, and came to an end when the Interstate Highway was closed due to high winds and snow.

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Distance traveled Day 10: Winnemucca, NV to Rawlins, WY = 642 miles (1,033km)

 

Day 11: Rawlins, WY to Omaha, NE

After driving for a couple of hours, we pulled over at a rest stop to stretch our legs.  That quickly evolved into rock and tree climbing, so we seized the opportunity to take some pictures in the sun.

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There is not much to see driving through Nebraska (hence the lack of photos).

 

Distance traveled Day 11: Rawlins, WY to Omaha, NE = 641 miles (1,032 km)

 

Day 12: The last day...

The weather was fierce (record cold temperatures across the region and high winds) but we set out to make it home.  Along the way, we stopped for lunch at a surprisingly interesting restaurant: Hickory Park restaurant in Ames, IA.

Our review: Family friendly seating, great menu, excellent food, amazing service, smiles from everyone, and incredibly ornate decor and bathrooms.  A++

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Distance traveled Day 12: Omaha, NE to Rochester, MN = 346 miles (557 km)

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