Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day 1: Lincoln, Nebraska

Packing went surprisingly well. Everything fit and we only had to tie one child to the roof.

We stopped for lunch in a park in Marshalltown, IA and got blown around next to a wind farm west of Des Moines.

And since Wally asked, even with the roof pack and some head winds, the Prius managed 41 mpg.

Tomorrow we hope to make it through Nebraska and into Colorado.


  1. So glad to hear you got off to a great start! Look forward to hearing more about your trip!
    ~Katie Decker
    P.S. I can't help but wonder which child was strapped to the roof. :)

  2. Jim,

    We just returned from a day at the shoreline visiting Father Bob, the priest who baptized Cole on Sunday. We have not started the bedtime stories. We will do the first one tomorrow if possible. Sounds like you had a good day. Give everyone our best. Mom & Dad O