Books Aubrey has read: 7
Location: Iowa City, IA, Andrew and Melanie's house.
Today took us from Mom and Dad's house in Colorado to the rolling hills of Iowa. It was a long day in the car. The big question on the table all day was the perennial debate: Which state is worse to drive through, Kansas or Nebraska? We wanted to make a contribution to the state of the question, so we scheduled our trip to take us West through Kansas on I-70, and then back East through Nebraska on I-80. We must start by admitting that both states were pretty boring, but still there are many issues to consider. On the one hand, Nebraska is slightly longer than Kansas, which would tend to make it worse. And believe it or not, Nebraska is flatter than Kansas, is this a pro or a con? Both states take good care of their roads, and construction was minimal on both interstates. The Sunflower State has Kansas City and Topeka, the Cornhusker State has Lincoln and Omaha, so I think it's a toss-up on the city factor. Kansas has the birthplace of an astronaut, Nebraska has the birthplace of John Wayne. Kansas has the world's largest prarie dog, and a chance to pet the baby pigs, Nebraska? No baby pigs.
In the end we tip our hat to Nebraska as the nicer state to drive through. It's greener, flatter (easier driving), more trees, lots of little lakes, and fewer ugly billboards. Dear readers, (both of you) we invite your opinions, which state would you rather drive through, Kansas or Nebraska?