We left bright and early from Boulder (you’re shocked right?) in order to make the long drive to Omaha. We didn’t have any more stops to make in between Boulder and Chicago, but we planned to make the trip in two days. We chose Omaha, simply because it was in the middle.
I’ve driven across the Great Plains before. And when I say driven, what I actually mean is sat in the back and read while someone else drove. It was boring even then. This was way worse.
When you first come out of the hills and mountains of Colorado and see the endless farmland it is very beautiful. Farmland eight hours later? Not so much.
We listened to music and took turns driving to pass the time, but it got pretty boring pretty quick. We stopped at a few rest stops and for lunch, but other than that, just tried to get through as quickly as possible.
By the time we got to Omaha we were both a little loopy.
Caleb had a work call once we were settled at the hotel so I looked into finding a place to eat. We wanted some good food. No more pizza or Subway. I was on a mission.
What we found was oh so delicious! When we travel, the thing I'm most excited about is the food, so we plan accordingly. When I know I’m going to a new place for dinner I start looking at the menu in the morning because I'm so excited.
I don’t know if any of you watch the show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, but we just happened across one of those locations. We went to a place called Dixie Quicks and shared a pepper steak. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderfully laid back. I highly recommend it if you are ever in the area.