Saturday, September 5, 2009

Lincoln, NE, Day 2

We made it to Lincoln, Nebraska yesterday afternoon. Finally! I mean, when we got up yesterday morning we were still in Wyoming. We had to drive 100 miles (!!!) before we even got to Nebraska.

And the bug splatter? Most impressive. This was taken the night before when we stopped in Wyoming.

Anyway, we finally make it to Nebraska, and then we had to drive 400 miles (yes, that would be Four Hundred) through Nebraska to get to Lincoln. Hello?!? Could this state be Any Bigger? Well, actually, Nebraska keeps going, but we stopped. I mean, enough is enough.

Me, watching the miles go by. Shortly after this picture was taken I went to take a nap.

I must, say, after driving through Kansas last year, and then Nebraska this year, that Nebraska is Much Prettier. It’s still Really Flat. And there is A Lot of Corn. But there seems to be more water or something. Maybe it was just the route we took through Kansas. And no offense to anyone in either state, but, uh, there is still a Whole Lot of Flat Nothing in both states.

Although there was this bridge/monument/thing. I have no idea what it is, but it broke up the flat horizon, so I had Mom take a picture.

Anyway. We finally made it to the place where they are holding the races, and got the trailer unhooked, and the motorhome set up, and we settled in for the night.

And Mr. Bufus decided to model his latest hat for us. (Heehee!) BTW, he felt MUCH better yesterday, and has settled in just fine – but thanks for your concerns! And yes, that is a paper dish on his head!

Then, today, we woke up and it was all froggy ah, foggy. (I like the sound of ‘froggy’ better, but it implies that we have been struck by one of the Pharonic Plagues…) Anyway, I dragged Mom through all the dewy grass (we’ve got parking spot that is Very Close to a grass area – much to the pleasure of TaiChi and myself), and then Uncle Charlie showed up, and everyone got registered. I think it’s like getting licensed, but I could be wrong. They came back with a bunch of paperwork and bags and stuff. No dog cookies, though. Boo!

After that, Uncle Charlie got the car out while Mom and Dad got their bye-sickles ready. This place is So Big that they need bye-sickles to get around. But big is good – it means long walks for me in the evenings!!!

Uncle Charlie has been futzing around with the car, and Dad has been playing his guitar, and Mom has been checking out the ‘Test and Tune’ – where people practice, and make sure their cars work. Mom, Dad and Uncle Charlie are all going to practice this afternoon.

But Mom went out to look at some of the other cars running. Despite her expressed desire to run a ‘stock’ car for ever after, she still likes looking at the C Prepared cars – the Mustangs and Camaros and other big cars that have really big tires and even bigger engines. And break even more than our car does! Although Mom says ALL ‘prepared’ cars break – that’s why they are called ‘prepared’ : “be prepared for it to break”! But Mom still likes watching these monsters run.

Heehee. Look at those TIRES!!!

But I KNOW she’s got her heart set on a Shelby Mustang at some point in her life! (You’ll be able to tell this by the number of pictures of them she takes over the course of the next few days!)

More later from Lincoln.

*kissey face*
-Fiona, the Autocross Dog


Sunny said...

Hi Fiona,
It sounds like you are having a fun time.
That's a lot of buggies on the windshield, just be thankful you're not on a motorcycle! he-he
Mr. Bufus looks like he's wearing a hard hat!
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm glad woo made it!

Tank woo fur sharing all those KHOOL pikhs! I'm going to have to watch Mom when she takes out the Xterra later today!

PeeEssWoo: Maybe woo khould return home thru Texas - I hear that is a big state!

Martha Basset said...

Hi Fiona
That is a long drive - it was good to see you concentrating on the road ahead!
Great pics of your journey. Love the pic of Mr Bufus too!
We are glad you went for a nap - we find that makes the miles pass quicker.
Thank you for lending your support to Marvin!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Clive said...

Hi Fiona
Great you reached your destination! You must be looking foward to the next few days - sounds like it will be action packed.
Enjoy all the fun!
lots of woofs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Mr. Bufus looks a bit like Arte Johnson with that hat on!

Anonymous said...

My peeps have lived in both NE and KS and say you gave fair descriptions. The Old Guy refuses to drive through either one... he will only fly over!

The bridge/monument is some kind of museum about the pioneers I think. You were supposed to stop and spend some tourist dollars there...BOL

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Glad you got there!
Sure is very exciting to see all the preparations!
Kisses and hugs

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - looks like you were the first ones there. You must have an awesome parking space.

Dory and the Mama said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date with all your travels!! Looks like you are all having fun...well maybe not Mr. B, he kinda looks mad to have that hat on tho, I would stay out of his way.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh how exciting for you! You're on a trip too! This sure looks like a fun time to us!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Appears there was an equipment malfunction on one of those tires. Did you see any mastiffs lurking around the course?

Nebraska sure is flat and huge.


Mickie said...

mr. bufus looks fab :) Sounds like a wonderful trip so far! :)
--the poodles

BRUTUS said...

Hi from the Wheelie House!!
We are sitting in Sandusky, Ohio right on Lake Erie. Lot of little humans running around here, and we are having a clam bake today!
My humans drove through Nebraska last year & thought the same thing; it is f-l-a-t! We took a picture of the same bridge - think there is a huge Bass Pro Shop somewhere near there! Hope your humans have fun zooming around out there in Lincoln.

Brutus the Frenchie

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Fiona,
You're one adventurous gal! My Mama & Dad are too boring to take me anyplace cool like that.
Murphy Dogg

Brownie said...

Fiona, what an adventure! Bufus looks so funny with his "hat"... we're looking forward to more photos of super cool cars!

Miley said...

Hi Fiona, glad you made it!!! You pretty lucky to be able to tag along!! Have a great time and beeee careful!!!!

lotsa licks,