Memorable Road Trip Milestones

Back in August 2008, I decided to take an elaborate road trip all the way to Wyoming and down into Colorado. After a spontaneous and slight change of plans, I had changed destinations in my GPS and drove straight towards Denver.  As with all road trips, there are always memorable stops along the way.
Driving through Nebraska and Iowa was such an interesting experience.  There was something about the drive that made it a very self-reflective time, but I’ll talk about that another time.

One of the most memorable parts of my road trip back in 2008 was the drive into Colorado from Nebraska via highway 76.  One of the first things I encountered on the drive into the state of Colorado was Lucy’s Place.  It sat in the middle of nowhere.

a nifty slightly run-down cafe from Nebraska into Colorado.  Luckily it had gas ... but I had to pay the old-fashioned way ... cold hard cash.

I had to stop for gas but this was the only place anyone might stop for miles.  After this stop, the drive into Colorado was filled with smooth rolling green hills (in summer time).  For a guy from Ontario accustomed to lots of concrete and hot summers that resulted in rather yellow grass everywhere, it was a near surreal experience.  Vivid green hills and blue skies with no disruption in sight.

Reminded me of the old Windows default background, Bliss.


Author: Ehren Cheung

An explorer of life and data. Reluctantly philosophical. A seeker of the ultimate cookie. Another tree-friendly soul with an affinity for hiking and sketching.

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