August 31, 2013

Salt? Do you need salt? Well, we passed plenty this morning on our way out of Salt Lake City. First there was the Great Salt Lake itself. As we drove by this huge body of land-locked salt water I was thinking that this was one of Mother Nature’s cruel tricks. Here’s this large amount of water in a desert environment but humankind can’t use it! Then Richard reminded me that there are many life forms that appreciate that salty environment. Gem said nothing—which I always count on him to do.

Next we stopped at the last rest stop in Utah which was actually the Bonneville Salt Flats area. The speedway exit was a mile down the road and I don’t know how much further in. All along the highway, people spelled out their names with rocks or drew designs in the salt.

Once in Nevada, we took advantage of the casinos buffet meals and ate lunch. I’m hoping to be hungry for dinner. We have all sorts of leftovers, especially spaghetti.

Right now we are in an Elko, a lot bigger than I remember it, RV Park, the Double Dice. It’s gravel of course, but has a few trees. We’re going to be home a day sooner because we couldn’t find a Park in Lovelock, Nevada. Can you imagine that! So right now our target date is September 2.

Now that we are in Nevada, Pacific time ,and  one state away from home, I’m ready to be home! And, I was just told by my son that we will be doing some overnights with the younger grandkids. I’m excited to see all the kids.

Tonight I’m positing some of the Temple Square images. I’ll probably finish them up tomorrow night. In the meantime, we’re going to have dinner—no salt!

 

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