Once you get off of Rte. 80 and spend some time looking past the obvious; you truly start to appreciate the bygone characteristics of Nebraska that remain strong, even if they are faded in the background. There are swaths of grassland standing tall as remnants of the prairie that existed before the corn. There are moonlit nights that illuminate your vision in to the pioneer past prior to electricity. There are the same billowy, bright clouds that sped over a hunting party of Indians and shaded the homesteader for a small respite in a long farming day. There are glimpses of the Platte River with its silty bottom behooving the Oregon Trail traveler to show forbearance yet again and wait for a better crossing.
All of these sensations begin to form your experience of Nebraska, and your appreciation grows.
In leaving Nebraska, we want to leave you with one last experience. A slide show of the different flora, fauna and vistas that made up our journey through the beautiful state.