Out the Window: Salt Lake City to Reno, 9/10

When one of us is driving, the other is taking pictures.  (Actually, sometimes the driver also just points out the window and clicks, without really looking… because ya just never know what amazing thing the camera will capture!)

We got in late to Salt Lake City on 9/9.  Basically, we blogged and slept, and left early on the 10th for Reno, where we’d be visiting my friends Darlynne and Paul.  On the way there, we saw a lot of SALT:

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The first picture shows the Morton Salt girl, but it’s hard to see.  (You can click any picture, and it’ll get bigger so you can see better).  The other two:  mountains of salt!  Think about that next time you use your little salt shaker! 🙂

The landscape from SLC and along Nevada reminded me of the moon… not that I’ve ever been on the moon, of course, but it’s what I’d imagine it to be.  It looked like white quicksand, but there were tire tracks along the perimeter, so that was really interesting:

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And there was a Train to Nowhere… at least that’s what it looked like to me.  We saw a few of these, trains in the middle of nowhere, not necessarily moving, either.  Like ghost trains, perhaps?

I love funky roadside signs.  This is when we were approaching Nevada, I think:
Goin toReno
I kept waiting for some showgirls to come running down from the mountains!

We stopped for gas shortly thereafter… no doubt we were in Nevada now!

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Once we reached Reno, Darlynne and Paul showered us with kindness, food, hospitality, and comfort.  Everywhere we go we’ve been the recipients of kindness, friendship and care.  But, practicing brevity:  more on that in another post! 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Out the Window: Salt Lake City to Reno, 9/10”

  1. Love the pics -especially the 1/2 cae trailer (ingenious!) and the dinosaur. You sound surprised by the amount of salt piles on your way to SALT Lake City. Have fun in Cali!

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  2. I remember driving in Nevada when I was on a theatre tour, and you’re right; there’s no doubt when you get to Reno or Vegas! The landscape is otherworldly at times, too. Have fun!

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  3. It looks like a beautiful trip so far! What a BLUE sky out there, too. I like the ghost train to nowhere… maybe THAT should become a song title? Glad you’re met with all good things everywhere you go. You guys must be sending out and have good vibes/karma. 🙂

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