We are nearly halfway across the state now and the wide vista stretches out in the sun's rays shimmering with greens and golds.
The sky dominates the view. At first it was a dome of cloudless blue. Then a line of clouds appeared on the horizon. We were soon under ragged gray clouds that seemed to threaten.
Occasionally we saw enormous combines driving through the fields harvesting crops we cannot identify. In the immensity of this landscape these huge vehicles seem small as do we and even the 18 wheelers on the road.
The sun sank gently as we drove west, and the color gradually faded from the landscape.
As we crossed into Colorado the sky turned black. We gained an hour as we entered Rocky Mountain Time and arrived at our hotel at 7:30 after driving across Missouri and Kansas. What beauties await us tomorrow in the Rocky Mountains?