|Sunset On The Great Plains|
It's all part of my somewhat annual trip to El Paso, Texas to see my wife's parents, brother, and sister. Along with that I slide in a couple of rides in the Franklin Mountains.
But there is a lot of windshield time in between the homestead and El Paso. The numbers stack up like this, on average...
Time driving 22-24 hours. Split between two days.
I know a lot of folks would just hate the thought of driving across Kansas, but you should try it sometime. Especially timing it so you get to the western side at nightfall. The sunsets are always spectacular out that way. Big, wide open territory. I don't mind a bit to drive through, but what I can not imagine is what it must be like to live out here on the Plains. The unbroken horizon, the flattish terrain, and near lack of anything vertical besides the few trees and the ever present grain elevators that pop up about every ten miles.
Hopefully today will be the polar opposite experience: Mountains. Yes, the terrain gets pretty spectacular where I am going today.
More from the road tomorrow......