There was a time when I was an absolute news junky. Read newspapers, listened to morning and evening news shows… no longer. Now I want to shut out the nonsense, the ugliness, the tradgedies happening here at home and abroad. The best way to do this? Get out there on the highway and drive. My favorite drive is on Nebraska highway 2 of course. Westward bound. Up to Halsey National Forest. On to Mullen. Maybe out to Crawford and the beauty of the Pine Ridge area of Northwest Nebraska. Open spaces. Big skies. The feeling that you can go forever into solitude and nature. And escape the noise of the civilized world that’s not so civil these days. How about you? Where is your favorite drive?