photos and highlights from the first three (Oregon is getting its own post in a few days).
We also sent Flat Stanley home to Chicago, if you'd like to see what he has to say about our travels I've done a separate post, #70.
|Our Parking Lot site at the Great Salt Lake|
We ran some errands in Salt Lake City and spent two hours at the LDS Family History Library to do some family history research. I love Libraries!! The two hours went fast and we could easily have spent a few more. I did discover that Ancestry.com is a better resource for us, Marty and I were actually filling in our family histories from the Ancestry site onto the LDS database.
We left Salt Lake City and headed west on I-80 to the Bonneville Salt Flats, 40 miles of salt that you can drive on! It looks like snow and is so bright that we had to go back to the car for hats and sunglasses. In the summertime people come from all over to race their cars on the salt. The fastest anyone has gone is 622.407 miles per hour!!! It's an amazing area and it would be fun to be here in the summer when you can drive it.
Since we were in Nevada there were also slot machines in all the local eating establishments. I love penny poker video - max bet of 5 cents and I won $1.00, it doesn't take much to keep me entertained.
|What's left of the school in Metropolis|
We also took a tour of a very interesting business that is only legal in Nevada - Bella's Brothel! Marty was outside taking pictures and the "Madame" came out and asked us if we'd like a tour - oh my! She went to get one of her girls, a very, shall we say curvy woman who was very exuberant and was upfront with what she had to offer (if you know what I mean). She showed us most of the rooms, it was interesting but I was very happy to get out of there. Good thing I've read "50 Shades of Grey" or I might have had a few more questions. Donna's and Bella's are across a parking lot from each other and from what we understood from our perky tour guide the "girls" at Donna's are in their 50's and 60's. It makes me cringe just writing it - yuk!
|Dan and Kaden|
On Thursday evening we drove about an hour southeast of Boise to visit Bruneau State Park, home of the largest sand dunes in North America.
|Dune Grass at Bruneau State Park|
|Brueneau Sand Dunes and the Snake River in the foreground|
|Gotta get those steps in - I love my fitbit, it keeps me motivated|