Welcome to Nebraska, now with less hills (but still not flat)


I’m in Nebraska! Entering a new state is always exciting, especially when the states are as wide as they are out here.  My detours ended in Iowa, and it has been clear sailing so far in Nebraska.  First of all they have nice big and more importantly paved shoulders on the highways here, something in short supply in Iowa.  I’ve had a very warm welcome as well.  On Tuesday night I stayed with Bruce and Joan who couldn’t have been nicer.  Bruce even drove down the road to find me and make sure everything was ok.  I ate way more food than was necessary and they showed me around town.  I learned more about Lewis and Clark’s expedition plus the birth of Arbor Day, started in Nebraska City.  A short 50 mile ride brought me to the state capitol of Lincoln. There I met David and Martha who have also been great.  We talked a lot about biking and touring and David helped me plan out my route for Thursday.  That’s about it, less to write about when things go well other than to reiterate how generous the warmshowers.org members have been so far.  Thanks to any of you that read this!