Morning dawned bright and early in Wendover Nevada. We ate a quick breakfast in the casino restaurant and then headed off to the salt flats. Ok, I did sneak $2 into a slot machine while Warren wasn’t looking. I didn’t win anything. Anyway, we headed out to find the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway. It was a long drive but it was through the flats and we had white salt stretching as far as you could see on either side of the road. Because this is spring, there is still water on the flats so unfortunately we couldn’t walk out onto them, but I decided to believe that the salt water has curative properties so I dipped my right foot into it – the foot with the arthritis in it. I’ll let you know if it gets any better 🙂
What we learned though is that the flats are under water every spring, and it isn’t until early summer when the water has evaporated that the people holding races on the speedway come out and make a dragway and an oval for racing. The dragway is 10 miles long and the oval is usually 10 to 12 miles long. I was surprised at how beautiful it was with the water on the flats. The salt sparkled and the water was very clear. It was fantastic to be standing in one of those places that you see on tv in documentaries, in ads, and when the land speed races are on. It was pretty cool. I took a picture of Warren beside the Salt Flats sign – someone(s) have been shooting holes in the sign which is unfortunate. We also took a picture of Ursula on the salt flats because, you know, we’re cool like that 🙂
After we were finished on the flats we headed north again. In about 2 days we’ll be in Alberta. Which is going to be wonderful – but not 39C wonderful 😦 and no Cactus or desert. I guess there always has to be an end…
But that’s not today.
By the end of the day we were in lovely Idaho Falls – it’s a very pretty town. We went for a walk down by the river and then went to the Black Bear Diner for supper. And that’s where today’s blog ends – back in our second to last hotel room…
Stay tuned for more info about Idaho falls tomorrow!