Today we woke up at 5 a.m. to start our day’s journey to McCook, Nebraska. We were fortunate enough to have a delicious meal thanks to the local boy scouts of Wray, which included pancakes, sausage, and scrambled eggs. Once we were fueled for our 90 mile day, we got on the road to head for the Nebraska state line at about mile 10. We took our usual team and individual pictures at the “Welcome” sign, feeling fulfilled that we had already made it to our 5th state on the trip, marking the beginning of the great Midwestern region of the U.S. After a long series of rolling hills across farmland as far as the eye could see, we reached the humble town of McCook where we will be lodging for the night. Dinner was served by the Women of United Methodist Church who provided us with a large assortment of pasta, salad, and brownies. After dinner, we all decided to go out to the local bowling alley to test our skills and see who the real athletes on the team are. A few were proficient, some were downright brutal, and most were painfully average. Regardless of bowling expertise, I think we can all agree that it’s nice to be finished (for at least a while) with climbing mountain passes and finally getting back to some thicker air. It’s hard to believe that our summer is almost halfway over.
Delta Alpha Chapter, Virginia Tech