Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Day 3: New Florence MO -> Denver CO

Today has been largely focused on porn.

Not on actually looking at it of course, but on theorizing about it.

You see, it turns out that Missouri has a far larger number of roadside porn superstores along route 70 than you'd guess. Kansas, on the other hand, has very few, and Colorado has pretty much none.

Does this mean that Kansas and Colorado have something against porn?

Our current theory is that it's not actually Kansas and Colorado being particularly anti-porn, just that the parts of Kansas and Colorado we drove through have way fewer people than the section of Missouri, and while roadside porn stores can probably extract some kind of business from the interstate trucker community it seems unlikely to be enough to really sustain a business if it's unable to also draw on some sort of local community support.

In any event, that's the most interesting observation from today's drive. Kansas and the first half of Colorado aren't all that interesting really. Kansas is large areas of farmland, with almost nothing else, and eastern Colorado is a slightly smaller area of farmland, which actually has less non-farm type stuff than Kansas had.

Here's the google map for today's journey, although it's not all that interesting considering that the entire trip was along one road...

Tomorrow is still up in the air. The original plan was to head through Colorado and into Utah, ending up in Salt Lake City. That's still a possibility, but considering our rapid progress the idea of heading down to Las Vegas has become an attractive possibility, especially since it would allow us to drive up through much of CA, which is actually an interesting drive, and honestly I'm not all that psyched about seeing Salt Lake City.

We'll just have to see what tomorrow brings us...