A bit later up this morning - awake by around 0845. This was so Richard and I could drive Dad the short distance to Lincoln Airport, for his flight to Chicago, and thence on another flight to Grand Rapids, in order to visit my cousin Craig, his wife Tara, and their kids, Kyle and Ryan.
We then left the hotel just before 12pm, having spent a bit of time with Rich and Ann waiting for Dad's plane to take off, so we could see it! We got a good view as it roared away towards the Windy City. We then said our goodbyes and headed our separate ways: them to the west, and us to the east.
We then drove the ~520 miles through eastern Nebraska, all of Iowa, all of Illinois, and into far NW Indiana (a new state for us both) and to our hotel in Munster.
Tomorrow, we will drive the ~170 miles to Grand Rapids, to join Dad, Craig, and family.
Mixed emotions today as we left the hotel, which had housed us for our eclipse adventure - today was the 'come down' after the excitement of yesterday.
Dad's plane as it left for Chicago - with power lines in the foreground.