After our visit in Fairfield, we knew that we had long stretches of driving ahead of us — long stretches of driving very. flat. road. through Iowa and especially Nebraska.
We came across interesting things and beautiful scenery:
After we checked in to our hotel, we followed the advice of Yelp and ate at Hartland BBQ. It was a no-frills place, with pretty good food that left us satisfied and smelling like smoked meat. Extra bonus was that the kids ate for free! (Kids meal free with purchase of a dinner.)
We made tentative plans to make it to Sterling, CO the next day, which was a little over 6 hours from Omaha. Two hours beyond Sterling is Denver. As always, we would see how the day went.