Yesterday, however, was a glorious exception. We drove north from Colorado to South Dakota via Alliance, Nebraska. Just outside Alliance is the famous Carhenge. It's a model of Stonehenge made out of old cars. Kevin has wanted to see this thing since college.
I will admit to looking forward to this one myself. Roadside America is kitschy and cool. It is just plain fun. This stuff is what Facebook and Instagram were made for. The only problem we had was that the weather was not unlike what is common to the real Stonehenge, situated on the damp and windy Salisbury Plain of England. It rained non-stop with a full headwind of roughly 20 miles per hour for our entire drive. We we hopped out of the truck at Carhenge, bedecked in rain jackets and toting only the Otterbox-clad photography options and we darted for the sculpture. We lasted a solid eight minutes before Kevin summed up everyone's thoughts with, "Okay. I'm good," and we bolted for the warmth of the truck.
So with that we checked another item off our bucket list. No decision yet on whether or not we'll make the side trip to Wall Drug.