Have you ever been curious about what lies in the heartland of America? Planning your big cross country drive from one coast to another and curious of what you might find right in the middle? Relocating for work and as you’re viewing Lincoln apartments to settle into, you find yourself curious as to what you might find outside of city limits? Regardless of the reason, be thankful something is bringing you in or through the Great Plains.
Coastal America’s Dilemma
Prairies are an iconic part of the American landscape that too few of us are able to explore and experience first hand. It’s easy for many coastal Americans to remain simply that, coastal. With the business of everyday life, no one can blame them. We don’t all have the comfort to explore outside of what we know. When an American from either coast considers a big move, all too often it’s right to the other coast.
Maybe that’s because of the jobs that are there or it’s somewhere they already have family so a big move seems that little bit less scary. For when that’s the case, let’s hope for their sakes they get to experience the Great Plains, even in passing. Maybe all they find will make them want to stay.
Enjoy The Emptiness
For work or pleasure, if traveling across the country sounds like a situation you have found yourself in or may find yourself in soon, try to take it slow and make it a drive, opposed to a flight, if possible. This region of the U.S. often gets lumped into the unfair nickname of the “Fly Over States” but there is so much beauty and so many unique American moments to experience.
Say you’ve always lived along the coasts, seeing that first night sky in the Great Plains is something you’ll keep with you forever. It’s hard to imagine all that light pollution does until you are finally miles and miles away from it. You’ll see more stars in every direction than you’d ever think possible in the night sky.
Get On Foot
With all that nothing comes nature, and with all that nature comes hiking. Hopefully if you are lucky enough to travel through the Great Plains, and fingers crossed you aren’t watching the clock too closely so you can give nature all the time it deserves.
No matter exactly where you are within the prairies of the Great Plains, there’ll be options for national parks and state parks which will allow for another perspective from which you can take in iconic American sights such as bison, eagles, antelopes and more.