Salt Lake City . . .
|Salt Lake City|
We are gradually covering all 48 of the continental states and since we had previously toured the National Parks of Utah we opted to go thru Salt Lake City to drive into Nevada and California. We didn't stop in SLC this trip but it looks like a beautiful place to spend a couple of days. We passed a University, casino and some beautiful churches along the way.
|One of Salt Lake City's Temples in the distance|
|Casino along Salt Lake|
|One of the many salt operations along the Salt Lake|
Morton Salt, as well as meat processing plants have facilities out here that use the salt which comes from the lake. Huge mounds of salt piled high along railroad tracks were spotted in a couple of different locations.
Bonneville Flats International Raceway . . .
Bonneville Flats, where world speed records are set, was a stop along the way to Nevada. I found out the flats ARE composed of real salt . . . Yes, I had to taste it! We didn't see anyone actually racing, but the strip is 10 miles long and there was an empty car trailer parked in the parking lot so I can only assume that someone was having a go at it somewhere out there.
|Guy and the Bonneville Sign|
|Me looking like a little ant on the Bonneville Flats|
|Me and Lexi|
Crossing Nevada and Donner Pass . . .
Nevada was one of the most boring drives yet. I-80 route was our route of choice because we wanted to drive across the Sierra Nevada's where the Donner party crossed into California. What a mountain to cross.
Lake Tahoe . . .
|Creek outside of Lake Tahoe|
|Wood Sculpture at Lake Tahoe|
|Lake Tahoe Dock|
|Lake from stairway|
|Large Redwood Pinecones|