(Our southwest trip started May 1. All of my posts were written as the trip went along but were not posted live until we returned. If you want to read all the posts related to the trip, click on "southwest" in the label section below).
We are on our way back to civilization but before we get there we are driving miles and miles through flat lands of corn and wheat fields. It is very dry in this area and the majority of farms have sprinkler systems, the kind that go in a circle. It is interesting to see the green corn growing within the irrigated circle and the brown wheat growing outside the circle.
We pass grain elevator after grain elevator, all connected by a rail line and about 20-25 miles from each other. Where the grain elevators are located is also where the towns are located, if you can call them that. The town buildings usually consist of a gas station and maybe some type of grocery store. There is really miles and miles of nothing out here. We can't even see the farm houses from the road, guessing that they are located at roughly the center of the property.