Driving to Wendover

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Mountain in the background

The drive to Wendover from Salt Lake City is pretty barren, especially with the rain and gloom today.  Once we got past the Great Salt Lake, there were a few mountains to look at but the salt flats were mostly flooded from the heavy rain.   It looks like the "thing to do" for teens out here is to come out to the salt falts along the highway and write your name or your initials plus your boy/girlfriend's initials with rocks.  When you drive by, you can see these names spelled out for miles down the road.  Even with the water along the road, you could still read most of the names.  Although if you try to read all the writing as you pass you will probably get car sick - at least I started to. 

We passed a couple of salt refineries where the salt is "harvested" and processed for salt pellets and whatever else they use salt for.  The piles of salt were huge!  I couldn't even imagine how many salt shakers that would fill!  

A couple of hours after leaving Salt Lake City, we arrived at our home for the next 4 weeks.  And it is quite a difference from the last week.  Wendover lies on the Utah/Nevada border and it is pretty small.  There are a number of hotels and casinos - probably because it is the only town on I-80 for a couple of hours driving in either direction.  Welcome to the salt falts.

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Mountain in the background
Mountain in the background
names in stones on the salt
names in stones on the salt
look at all that salt!!!
look at all that salt!!!
gloomy reflection
gloomy reflection
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