road trip day 2: corn, lightning, and fire flies

I drove 400 miles today. We switch drivers about every hundred, but I put my last two-hundred in in one clump because Geo and #3 were having a backgammon tutoring session in the back seat, and #4 was out like a light in the front seat next to me.
Though only under a foot tall, there was corn as far as the eye could see on both sides of the freeway. A nice green change after Wyoming, which seems to struggle just to feed the bazillion cattle.
We have enjoyed the evening lightning shows. It bolts to the ground and flashes across the wide sky, with not even a hint of thunder. We called it heat lightning, when I grew up.
I-80, Nebraska mile marker 338, is where the mass murder of fire flies took place tonight. Let the record show that I did not intentionally run into them, but we did get a kick out of the green glow streaks on the windshield.
Tomorrow we have a short driving day of only 200 miles. We are excited to be taking my blog friend Erin, of Together For Good, and her family to dinner outside of Des Moines, Iowa. I haven't met Erin in real life, but have respected her writing and her faith since I started reading her blog a couple of years ago.

My guys enjoying a well-earned dinner in North Platte, Nebraska.


LisAway | June 27, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Corn, lightning and fire flies? Love it. I miss America. (although we have at least corn and lightning here, but when I imagine driving across states and all the open country it makes me miss America. Love it for me!)

mermaid gallery | June 27, 2011 at 6:58 AM

road trips are the best....seeing all of that country and sharing it fun. fun.....

Luann | June 27, 2011 at 8:04 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing those fireflies when we go through there next month. :)

becca | June 27, 2011 at 8:12 AM

My husband goes to Indiana tomorrow for work and the kids asked him to bring fireflies home. Do you think the TSA will go for that?

Joanie | June 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I also miss the fireflies. Sounds like you are having a super wonderful time. Soon you will be seeing all green.

Bossy Betty | June 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Very cool! This midwestern gal gives the trip a big thumbs up.

TisforTonya | June 27, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I'm in desperate need of a road trip... darn this busy busy busy summer and its refusal to let me run off!

Connie | June 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM

When we went through Nebraska, it was in April. Lots of fields, no corn. We stayed in North Platte and went to church there.

Glad you're having a good time.

gigi | June 29, 2011 at 6:12 AM

How lucky that you get to meet a blogger friend! Enjoy!