Brothers Across America – Day 23

Still pretty neat from far away
Still pretty neat from far away

Before leaving from South Dakota, and really the only reason we went there, we drove by Mount Rushmore to check it out. We didn’t drive up to the visitors center because I was broke and didn’t want to pay $11, but I was able to snap the picture above from the road. Not too shabby. And we did get a closer look at it as we drove around the mountain, but that will be something you need to see for yourself. Continue reading “Brothers Across America – Day 23”

Brothers Across America – Day 22

As mentioned in the last post, before departing Omaha, we went in search of the headquarters of Berkshire Hathaway. I really was hoping for a sign that I could stand out in front of, but alas it was not to be. We managed to find Kiewit Towers where the HQ is housed, though there was no marquee out front as I was hoping, so I left disappointed. However, I will be back in Omaha for the Berkshire annual meeting in May, so that should be fun.

Our trip today took us back into Iowa and north along Interstate 29 into South Dakota, which seems like a nice place when the winds aren’t trying to blow you off the interstate. For a place that had a winter storm roll in a few days ago, there was little to know snow, and it was nice to see blue skies again. The drive was tough if only because of the onslaught of wind, but also annoying because of the ever-present Wall Drug signs that greeted our arrival from the moment we entered the state.  Continue reading “Brothers Across America – Day 22”

Brothers Across America – Day 21

The closer we get to summer, to closer I get to just going to the University of Illinois for grad school
Looking more and more like I’ll be a student here in the summer

After a stop at the University of Illinois to say hello* to the only grad school that has accepted me thus far, we continued our trek westward.

*At this point, baring an incredible financial aid offer from one of the other three schools, Illinois will probably be my future home for a year starting in May. Unless I can’t bridge the price gap between cost and GI Bill coverage. Then we’ll just wait and see. Continue reading “Brothers Across America – Day 21”