Saturday, August 13, 2011

Epic Road Trip: Day 1

Miles traveled: 900
States traversed: Nevada, Utah and Wyoming
Time on the road: About 14 hours

Today was not as bad as I thought it would be. I learned to love the wonders of cruise control and was super pleased to see the speed limit was mostly 75 miles per hour. I felt like Nevada had a very similar landscape to desert California and it didn't really hold my interest. Mike thinks it looks a little like Arizona. Nevada also had the most construction zones with threatening ticket signs and 55 mph zones. Ate lunch at a Flying J truck stop in the city of Wells in Nevada. Once we arrived in Utah we had miles and miles of salt flats which were really interesting to watch. Driving around Salt Lake City got a little harry, especially when driving up toward the ski resorts. Semi-trucks started bolting forward at 80 mph and riding our bumper, not fun. Once over the mountains in Utah and toward Wyoming we had beautiful geologic landscape to watch. Stopped for dinner at a super cute diner in Green River, WY after getting sucked into the tourist trap that is Little America (where we just got gas and took a few photos). The full moon made it easier to drive in the dark and we pulled in to a windy Laramie, Wyoming at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time.

Tomorrow is supposed be really flat and boring, hopefully it doesn't feel longer.

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