Labor Day Weekend 2017Wed, Sep 6, 2017
Wildfires out west spread smoke across the western and central US. Luckily it was high aloft this far east so it mostly darkened the sky with an eerie orange glow, rather than it resulting in the sometimes unbreathable air I experienced at times living in Fairbanks during the summers.
Difficult to see in this photo are two buffalo in Denver's Genesee Park. The city created the park for tourism in 1914, right around the time of the lowest population count, preserving one of the 'wildest' herds remaining.
The drive across Nebraska on Interstate 80 is generally uninspiring. The traffic might be less than that of 70 in eastern Kansas, but many more trucks take the northern route which can lead to occasional bottlenecks. The Archway Monument, a large covered bridge spanning the freeway is an interesting sight, especially if one is not expecting it. A museum focusing on the westward migration across the United States in the 19th century, it has struggled to attain promised attendance numbers.