Today we were up and about early and went to breakfast with friends in Goodland, KS. Pam Murray Varney is a forecaster at the National Weather Service (NWS) and her partner Al Pietryka is a SOO at the NWS. We were instructed to meet them at the Butterfly Cafe at the airport and we were both a little skeptical but once there were pleasantly surprised at what a nice place it is and I would actually say it is the best kept secret in Goodland.
|Renner Fields is THE airport in Goodland KS|
|Our friends Pam and AL|
We left Goodland around 10 am and headed north setting down in Gillette, Wyoming a mere 572 miles along a variety of roads with a lot of different views and vistas to enjoy. Here are some pictures to enjoy.
|Wheat harvest in Nebraska|
|Burlington Northern train hauling...|
|Coal back east|
Pine Ridge Mountians in Nebraska.
|You can see for miles in this flat country!|
|Pine Ridge Mountains in Nebraska|
Just so you don't think we are just running around having fun on a road trip I thought I ought to show you a couple pictures of some weak storms we saw towards evening today.
|a gap between storms|
|fluffy outflow dominated clouds|
|a storm over Spearfish South Dakota|
Anyhow that's what we saw as pitiful as it is it was still nice to see some storms and lightening today! We are at a Day's Inn in Gillette WY and contrary to some online reviews that were negative I find it to be a really neat and clean place if a little older and more then worth the money we paid.
Off to Montana tomorrow!