We are up over 10,000 Miles. Exactly 10 weeks in. Couldn’t be more comfortable.
Uck, I don’t feel like writing today. What I lack in writing I’ll make up for in Pictures.
This morning, before leaving Salt Lake City, we decided to go check out their main tourist attraction, the Mormon Temple. We spent most of Saturday and all of Sunday in Salt Lake but we were doing chores and watching football, so we didn’t see much of the city. We didn’t want to leave SLC without showing it a little love. The Temple was only a couple blocks from our hotel. (On a side note, across the street from our hotel in Pioneer Park was the occupy SLC tent village. We are the 99%.) The Temple itself is beautiful, the temple grounds don’t lack either. In our short visit here (30min) we saw some cool shit. In the visitors center we saw a space Jesus statue. There’s touch screen area maps outside in the park. State of the art. the Convention center has a full rooftop park. Salt Lake City is a cool little city. Boarded by mountains to the East and West, it’s clean, it seems to be pretty hip, but with all thats comes a lot of Mormons and a lot of homeless. We didn’t spend enough time in the streets to really judge.
Today’s all about reflection shots
We headed west on I-80, past the Great Salt Lake, to the Bonneville salt flats almost on the boarder of Utah and Nevada. We past millions “Drozey Driver” signs along the way. Utah hates sleepy drives. One sign will say if your droszy pull off at the next exit. 100 feet down the road the next one will say If you can’t make it to the next exit then you can pull over anywhere. Just before we got to the salt flats we ran into this art tree.
Signs said not to pull over but signs also stated that people shouldn’t drive on the salt, which judging by the amount of tire tracks I’d say that here in western Utah in the middle of nowhere you don’t really have to follow these signs cuz daddy’s not watching.
A salt desert. Mountains in the backdrop and crusted salt landscape as far as the eye could see. It was pretty rad. In some places there was standing water making for some excellent reflective pictures. I didn’t drive out on the flats because first they were pretty mushy (there was a lot of deep tire tracks. like people got stuck) two because we are out of season, and three because there’s no real entry road (it boarders a major highway) except for the Bonneville speedway but at the end of that was miles of shallow standing water. The Van is heavy and I don’t have 4 wheel drive. i wasn’t gonna risk it. This is the place where numerous land speed records were broken. I got the van up to a crisp 87mph. I max out around 90. Overall this was well worth the 3 hour round trip detour. (we headed back through Salt Lake City when we were finished) and I got some sick pics.
The Great Salt Lake
I drove some serious miles today. After the 3 hour salt flat detour we headed south towards Zion. Speed limit was 80mph in some parts. The sunset behind the mountains as we drove, Beautiful colored sky and dark roads and mountains. We settled at a Walmart parking lot a little north of Zion. Then we redboxed “Attack the Block.” It was a fun movie. “Trust Brov”
Can’t f-ing wait for tomorrow. Zion Is King!
Next Stop: Zion National Park