(This is Page 2 of our RV adventure. Page 1 is here.)
Day 8, Labor Day, September 5, Greenwood Village, CO to Scottsdale, NE via I-25, E-470, I-76, SR52, SR14, SR71: 220 miles
The time had come to bid Allen and Nancy farewell and to continue our loop of the western states. I was unable to sleep after 0500 so got up early to enjoy the day. I tended to the morning chores at once as I had plenty more to do to hit the road. We visited while in the living room as we often do as we begin our day. Allen and Nancy would be leaving to the airport about 1300 to catch a flight to Salt Lake City. We wanted to head out at 0900 and give them a chance to pack, etc.
After our pleasant visit, I headed to the coach to get ready for the drive to Scottsbluff, NE. I unplugged the electric cord from the house and raised the jacks, etc. Allen helped me carry all the stuff back to the coach that found its way into the house during our visit.
We bid Allen and Nancy goodbye with lots of thanks for a lovely stay. We pulled out of their driveway at 0900 and headed for Nebraska. The drive through the Denver area on that Labor Day morning was uncrowded and unusual.
Before long we were out of the metropolis and on two lane state highways, my favorite driving. We were delighted, well… I was delighted to look out onto the vast prairie as we passed miles and miles of grasslands and crops. Lavonne tolerated the drive, and it certainly was more pleasant for her than crowded freeways!The Colorado plains, empty, beautiful, and chock full of great stories of hardy pioneers, I’m sure. This appears to be a long abandoned homestead; imagine the stories it could tell!We drove through the Pawnee National Grasslands ’til we crossed the state line into Nebraska. Note the ever present Black-eyed Susans flowering along the roadside. They seemed to be all over the prairies.