Today was to be the longest-run of the long ride home and, funny, it was. From Alamosa, Colorado to Lincoln, Nebraska took about 12 hours. We learned back in Santa Fe that a stagecoach ride from Missouri to Santa Fe took two months. Imagine what this little trek would've taken.
We also learned that back when Spain controlled what is now New Mexico, the King sent word to his forces that someone had taken up residence in the Nebraska territory and sent an expedition up to find out who. From what I can tell from the ride across America's feedlot, it's someone who didn't know any better and trust me, king of Spain, you didn't want Nebraska anyway.
Say, let's have a contest between states.
You go first, Colorado, with your gorgeous Spanish Peaks:
Your turn, Nebraska. Give us all you've got!
We miss you already, Desert Southwest. You've given me new motivation to get the airplane finished and flying.
Update - 3/25 Total miles driven on the trip: 4,312.4