After a crazy night of wind, where we literally had to move our tent at 1 AM (this is according to mark, because I was comatose at the time) to keep from blowing away. We headed out of Ogallala NE about 9 AM. Althrough NE were CRAZY crosswinds which actually made driving straight a task (and more trecherous than driving through the mountains). Hit alot of construction through omaha, and crappy roads..felt like we were on a mechanical bull for most of the ride (yee haw) because of all the bumps. Dodged traffic through Omaha successfully, and ended in hillbilly land (i.e., Iowa) soon after. Staying in Des Moines for the night, near the covered bridges of Madison County. We had a relaxing evening around the fire, and we ate ourselves full of hotdogs. Some rain is expected for the evening but no severe weather. Plan to get up early and end near St. Joseph MI tomorrow. More to follow...