Spring break

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The last week of March was Spring Break for local teenagers. I took the opportunity to drive to visit family and sights in Nebraska.
Two hours out of Winnipeg we encountered the floodwaters of the Red River in North Dakota.

  • Traffic along Interstate 29 in North DakotaTraffic along Interstate 29 in North Dakota
  • Arriving in Omaha we checked out the new pedestrian bridge, it sure looks like our bridge in Winnipeg, minus the restaurant in the middle.

    Crossing the bridge from Council Bluffs Ia to Omaha Ne, spanning the Missouri River

    Crossing the bridge from Council Bluffs Ia to Omaha Ne, spanning the Missouri River

    We then drove Interstate 80 going West, in search of Sand Hills cranes. We were not dissapointed.

    Sand Hills Cranes near Grand Island, Ne

    Sand Hills Cranes near Grand Island, Ne

    Continuing on West, at the recommendation of my brother, we took in ‘Carhenge’

    The boys check out Carhenge

    The boys check out Carhenge

    Our next destination was Mt Rushmore. Sadly the weather fogged over. More exactly a blizzard hit. We could hardly see the road. My teenagers got the driving challenge they had asked for.

    The BlackHills were white

    The BlackHills were white

    Mount Rushmore was invisible.

    Dashboard view, driving in blizzard conditions

    Dashboard view, driving in blizzard conditions

    Back in North Dakota, the weather cleared. The boys were satisfied with their Spring Break escape.
    Pretty amazing what you see when your teenager takes over the camera on a vacation.

    What's important shows up in the camera

    What's important shows up in the camera

    All in all it was a pretty amazing trip

    Looking back down the road

    Looking back down the road

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