Yesterday we embarked on the second leg of our journey from the Cleveland area to Des Moines, IA. The change of scene was crazy as the drive went by. Leaving the city area of Cleveland behind and heading out into the country was pretty boring as the road seems to go on forever in a straight line with no elevation change whatsoever.
After the Ohio and Indiana flats we had to skirt by Chicago where we were greeted with plenty of very generous drivers... Finding ourselves surrounded with Tractor trailers in all lanes around us was super sketch and it definitely made us miss the flat lands' ease of driving.
Finally after a seemingly endless nightmare navigating 94, 294, and trying to cling onto 80 we managed to escape back into the endless fields, the land of solidarity and 70mph speed limits. We fueled up and I took a turn behind the wheel to power to Des Moines for the night. Without the city traffic and far less angry drivers my shift was a 1000X more chill and apon our arrival in Des Moines around 6PM we decided to ditch the plan and power through to Omaha Nebraska.
Upon our arrival we managed to find a nice hotel to sit in hut tub and chill out for a bit before cooking some grub and passing out. With the temps much higher than our previous night in Cleveland we were able to fall asleep until morning actually much after we initally wanted to wake up. But oh well, we made it farther and it all works out to put us in Cheyenne Wyoming right when we wanted to be there later today. Anyways, here are a couple photos and screenies from along the way! I hope you enjoy!