March 8th, 2017

Not much longer!

After going back and forth on the route to take, I left West Wendover, NV this morning and took some back roads up to Twin Falls, ID to catch I-84. The KOA there that I stayed in was behind a bunch of casinos so that was a bit strange. Nothing quite like being out camping in the wild!

Heading up the pass leaving there I got a glimpse of the Great Salt Lake in my mirror. I have been this way a few times before so I have seen the vastness of the salt desert. It is interesting to see the “desert” landscapes while traveling. There is so much diversity of landscapes and scenery in this country you can usually find something visually pleasing everywhere.

It was a pretty nice drive on this stretch of U.S. Highway 93, one that I had never been on until today – decent pavement with plenty of passing lanes and scenery. One mountain in the distance looked like it was a volcano, and given their prevalence here it would not be surprising. To even further reinforce that is there were a few signs for hot springs.

After all of the miles driven so far over the past 2+ weeks, I hit the first precipitation of my trip a few hours ago in Oregon. Yep, I made it part of the way across Oregon today. Glad I taped up the holes under the trailer yesterday nor it would have been bad inside the trailer.

On road trips you can find and see all sorts of things. I remember seeing Miss Budweiser, the racing boat at a rest area. A few years back I saw the giant Marilyn Monroe statue  on a truck at a rest area in western Colorado. Today I saw something I had never heard of.

A flat-bed was heading east on the interstate as I was heading west. On the back of it was this weird-looking creamy yellow and red-striped old truck with the words “Levi’s Puppet Rodeo” painted on the side of it. It was a pretty cool-looking piece of Americana.

That’s about all I have for now. It’s movie time!

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