of the restaurants that we always stop at is the
Cracker Barrel. Everything tastes home made and of
course the prices are low and there are no calories
to speak of. From southern fried chicken with hot
biscuits and gravy to mom's apple pie, you cannot
go wrong anytime you eat at one of these Cracker
Once we left Niagara Falls, it gets a bit boring for the next 3000 or so kilometers. We passed by Chicago and on to Council Bluffs, Iowa. For those of you who do not know your American geography, Council Bluffs is across the Missouri river from Omaha, Nebraska. We stayed at a Harrah's hotel and casino. The hotel is very nice, however the riverboat casino leaves something to be desired. They also have a sister casino in Council Bluffs called the Horseshoe Casino. It is much more modern and pleasant, however neither were paying when we were there. At Harrah's, they have a great buffet for $9.99 plus tax!
Next we crossed, Nebraska, stayed at North Platte, which apparently has the distinction of having the largest rail yard in North America ( not verified ). No wonder people think the earth is flat. Nothing but flat prairie covered in corn fields for miles and miles, the heartland of America. The next page is a place we stayed at in Colorado. This is Glenwood Springs, the gateway to Aspen.