Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Wednesday Post

The Avatar shares from his stamp collection.

Since my running Avatar last checked in from Lusk, Wyoming, he ziggled south on US 85, zaggled east on US 26, and ran triumphantly across the boundary of his sixth state: Nebraska!

After the wilds of Idaho, the mountains of southwestern Montana, and the wide, wide open spaces of Wyoming, the Nebraska Great Plains feel relatively hopping!

Or if not really "hopping" per se, at least "inhabited."

The Avatar is currently taking a breather in the town of Scottsbluff.  Sometime in the next few days, he will run by Scotts Bluff itself, the unlikely prominence shown on this 1954 stamp:

And, if I'm not mistaken, on this 2002 stamp.  Nebraska is apparently pretty proud of its bluff, which after all towers literally several hundred feet over the surrounding prairie.

I like Nebraska!  I think it's the prettiest of the Plains States.  I hope the Avatar likes it too, because he's probably going to be logging a couple hundred miles there.

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