Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Thursday, September 23, 2010

“The Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain”

Part of the lyrics of the title song of the musical Oklahoma is “where the wind comes sweeping down the plain”.  Today I think that song must have been written about Nebraska.  We battled wind all day, really sending our gas mileage into a tailspin.

We had un uneventful night sleeping at the Love’s Travel Plaza in West Des Moines, Iowa.  They actually had a little side drive they let us park in so there were no other vehicles next to us.  It was relatively quiet, and we got enough rest to continue our journey.


The scenery yesterday and today has consisted of fields; corn and wheat for miles and miles.  It’s very clear why this is called our country’s bread basket.  We did witness a beautiful sunset last night. 

P1000304  Yesterday was the autumnal equinox and there was a full moon.  I heard this hasn’t happened in almost a hundred years.  Also, Jupiter is the closest it will be to earth all year; only 400 million miles away.  In case you missed it, here’s a picture of the full moon above the truck stop.  If you look closely, you can see a star under the moon.  I don’t know if it was Jupiter, it might be Venus or some other star.  All I know is that is was a beautiful sight.  I’m looking forward to looking at the sky in the clear dark mountain air!

We’ve been driving about 8 hours again today.  We’re almost at our stop for the night.  Tonight’s the season premiere of Bones and Grey’s Anatomy.  What more can a person ask for :)

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!