What you see in Red is the distance that Brett and I have traveled on our road trip. We arrived in Salt Lake City today, so I thought I would give you a summary of the trip so far.
It all began on Monday July 26 in Madison with me, Brett, and a Garmin code named “nimrag” as our guide. Brett had his coffee as well.
Upon crossing the Mississippi River we entered Iowa. Our first stop was Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. To find out what I ate in Iowa City, you will need to wait a few weeks. After lunch we continued on through Iowa and into Nebraska.
Nebraska was a new state to me! I want to visit and eat a meal in each of the 50 states, so this was crossing another off the list. In Nebraska our destination was Lincoln, home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and future Big 10 member!
In a few weeks, I will show you the awesome food I discovered in Lincoln. Day two began with Brett getting his coffee. Upon leaving Lincoln we continued our trek through Nebraska. Brett and I discovered that Nebraska has a lot of corn.
The first thing we saw in Wyoming was a 30 ft tall Our Lady of Peace shrine. This would not be the only statue we would encounter in Wyoming. Not to long after entering Wyoming, we headed south into Colorado.
The Badger Bus is in Wisconsin and is what we would take to swim meets in college. What it was doing outside of Fort Collins, Brett and I have no idea. Our second day concluded with eating at several places in Fort Collins. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State Rams. I was incredibly impressed in Fort Collins and can not wait to visit again. In a few weeks what I ate will start appearing on the blog.
Leaving Fort Collins, we headed towards Laramie,WY. The majority of day 3’s drive would go through the whole state of Wyoming. I had never eaten in Wyoming, so the goal of the day was to fix that. O, and also make it to Salt Lake City.
Perched on top of a 30ft tall granite pedestal was a 13.5 ft tall bronze head of our countries 16th President. Brett and I had heard about this statue when researching oddities, so we could not turn down the opportunity to see it. It is right off I-80 just a few miles from Laramie. After visiting the statue, it was off to Laramie and dine on the University of Wyoming’s campus.
Laramie was not the only food stop we made in Wyoming, we also stopped at the Little America rest stop. Why you ask? Well their marketing worked. After seeing billboards for 200 miles we had to check out their clean restrooms and 50 cent soft serve.
We ended the day by arriving in Salt Lake City. In Salt Lake City we did two things. 1. check out the University of Utah campus for dinner and 2. find the high school that the High School Musical movies were filmed at. Brett was pretty excited about finding East High, while I was excited to Find Utah’s campus. Lucky for us they were on the same road!
Upon arriving in Pasadena, I will head up to the Bay area and see what food I can find in Berkeley. Thank you everyone for your suggestions so far! I really appreciate your input. If you have any suggestions for Santa Barbara or Berkeley I would love to hear them.
By the way Mom and Dad, I thought it would be easier to show you the trip so far as opposed to tell you.