Near the first gas stop, in Liberty, IA, I met this neat art deco diner.
Made Grinnell my lunch stop, especially to see...
The 'Jewel Box' bank, designed by Louis Sullivan. What a treasure.
Grinnell also has other well-preserved structures from the past, like this Mobil gas station.
And this old movie theater - now a three screen wonder.
Thankfully, new occupants retained the original Masonic Temple facade.
This gem is just down the block from the Sullivan Bank.
Back on the road, the next rest stop featured a blade from a wind turbine. ( Length = 148 feet)
Spent the first night in North Platte, NE, next to this diner...
where I was served early morning coffee before continuing Westward.
Now in Colorado, West of Denver - aspen trees are glowing golden.
Just inside the Utah border - in red rock country once more.
On State Route 128, North of Moab, UT.
SR 128 tracks the Colorado River.
Next day, out early on the job...
to view the sun's entrance - from behind the La Sal Mountains.
And then to watch as it gently illuminates various red-rock formations.
Can you spot the silhouette of a person, directly under the arch?
A pause, at the end of a delightful day, occupying...
the same rock, as I did on a morning in 2003.