Today, while taking a much-needed break in driving at Des Moines, Iowa, an older woman wearing an “I’m With Hillary” shirt walked up and sat at the outdoor patio to enjoy her coffee and a newspaper. Two young women spotted her and her shirt and detoured from walking inside to say hello and told her they loved her shirt. Matthew and I noticed, and gave her the “thumbs up,” which brought a smile.
The “liberal bubble” post was mainly humor. While it’s a truism that the further away you get from the major, coastal cities, the more conservative people and ideas you find, that’s not always true. We’ve seen more than a few “Hillary” lawn signs along the way, more in fact than “Trump/Pence.” Some of the ‘Middle America” Matthew and I have seen has been refreshing and inspiring. In Lincoln, Nebraska, we parked next to a truck that bore an “Equality” sticker on it.
Wyoming…Nebraska…Iowa…all have such friendly people in them.
This election has just about everyone I know shaken to the core, but this trip across the US makes me think we are far more alike in our hearts and diverse in our lives and progressing as a nation than we realize.