Ahhhhhhhhh. It feels good to stop driving, knowing that tomorrow’s going to be a minimal day so that we can explore Devil’s Tower–a place I’ve always wanted to see since Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Who knows? Maybe we’ll get lucky and have our own Close Encounter–get to ride in a space ship.
Our hotel is nice and clean. Just got a call from the front desk making sure that it’s to our liking. (Frankly, I don’t think there are too many people here.) There’s a restaurant within walking distance and we’ll mosey on over there in a while.
Ran into some rain today that cooled the temp down to the high 60s. Tomorrow there’s a 40% chance, but we’re used to rain, so no big.
Saw lots of antelope. Cool beasties. We’re planning to take some backroads tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll be able to see more beasties.
Since, I’m kinda ragged from the road and can’t really focus a thought, here are some pics taken as we breezed along I-80–
LEAVING SALT LAKE CITY. Pretty morning.
When I see this rugged countryside, I can’t help but think of all the pioneers who travelled here.
Stopped in a lonely spot to gas up and switch drivers. The guy behind the counter looked bored. Odd assortment of trinkets for sale–plastic Jack-a-lopes and fuzzy buffalo banks, some faded decks of cards. They looked like they’d been there a long, long time. I love all the sky and the drama of the weather. It was kinda windy on the road. Lots of wind turbines on the hills.