The Road to Wendover, Utah
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Imagine driving through Maui, except without the lush vegetation, palm trees, bamboo huts, tropical birds, exotic plants, and ocean view.It is however very beautiful and peaceful in its own way. Part of our journey on I-80 took us along the Humbolt River where the Donner Party followed on their infamous journey to California.
As the day progressed, the skies grew darker all around us, and we could tell it was raining north and south of us. Near Wells, Nevada, we thought it was going to rain on us, but it never did. A nice benefit was the cooler temps, but the winds blew so hard that at 75 miles per hour, we could still feel the cross winds blowing at our sides. Wedecided to stay in Wendover Utah. Wendover is right on the Nevada / Utah border. The Nevada side is full of neon lights and casinos, where the Utah side is much quieter and darker at night.
What looks like piles of snow all along the streets and parking lots here in Wendover, are really piles of salt from the Bonneville Salt Flats. Apparently the salt sticks to the tires and fenders of the vehicles that venture through, and comes off along the way.