Thurs, Aug 29
In a truck stop just west of North Platte Nebraska, our bus takes fuel for the second time since leaving Nashville. Our first stop will be Gering NE which is practically in Colorado. Marty and I are in the front lounge having a cup of joe, watching the flat Nebraska landscape go by.
Outside our bus window is a moving screen of farmland dotted with cattle, barns, and huge irrigation systems. I can’t help but wonder what’s going on in the lives of those farmhouses on the plains. Everybody, including us, seems to be just passin’ thru.
As we approach our destination 19 hours from Nashville the earth starts to gently undulate and mesas pop up in the distance. Mother Earth is showing us we are fast approaching the Rocky Mountains.
The bus finally comes to rest at our venue, within site of Scott’s Bluff National Monument. The official temperature is listed at 96 degrees. I think they lie here in Gering. Feels like you could fry an egg on our outdoor stage.
And the tour begins……..