My cousin was moving from LA to Iowa for a new, better paying job — why else would one leave California for Iowa?
It was pretty cool, especially the desert in Nevada and Utah. BTW: Utah has got to be the whitest state in the union. Also, Colorado was very cool. Wouldn't mind living there some day. Mountains are startling beautiful, and much of the rocky cliffs are red. And I'm not talking kind of red, I'm talking red, real read, like red velvet cake red. Amazing!
Nebraska was pretty boring, but the people were nice.
One of my favorite parts, though, was that I was able to get Hostess Berry Fruit Pies, which are hard to come by in the midwest for some reason. I found them in the first place we stopped in Nevada, a little store/gas station. They were easily found on shelves through Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, but by time we hit Nebraska they'd disappeared, replaced by Peach pies, and then Lemon, and finally just the standard Apple and Cherry. I'm sorry I didn't stock up. Ah, well.