Wednesday, July 31, 2013


We were driving along US-93/Great Basin Highway, Nevada (my husband was behind the wheel), just when I commented that it felt like as if we were all alone, an antelope dashed across the road, right in front of the Mustang.  Thanks to my husband's quick reaction by pumping the break, swirl to the side, thus able to avoid the collision.
After getting my heartbeat back to normal, I realized that the antelope "Forest Gump" was running along as we were continuing down the road.  It must be a mile or two before Forest decided to take off, disappearing into the vast land of the wild west.



My husband was so excited when we unexpectedly saw the sign “Bonneville Salt Flats”.  After driving thru what seems to be miles after miles, as far as the eyes could see, of salt fields, my husband commented, “I bet this is an area where land speed records were set” – golly, he was right!

The owner of the hotel we stayed took part in the race but we did not have the opportunity to meet him.  There were photos on display in the lobby and historical facts about the area.  We were told that speed racing is major event held each year in Wendover, Utah.  The 2013 Speed Week is scheduled on August 10, and the World Finals is October 1st which attracts racing fans from around the world.

We saw lot of people walking around in the salt field.  Kids were especially enjoying the activity.  We decided not to go thru the trouble of washing our feet and our shoes.  Besides, it would not be good to have even a grain of salt in Ralphie’s previous Pony since we would be on the road for the next 10 days.

If you don't care about speed records or the history of Bonneville Salt Flats, just take it with a grain of salt!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Saturday, June 29th – It was a sunny morning in Salina, Kansas.  Any seasonal traveler knows that when hotel advertise “hot breakfast” included, it has various interpretations.  One look of what was offered in the hotel’s fine dining room, we decided to get coffee and fruit for the road.  We stopped for breakfast in Hays, KS.

We could not resist seeing the “Big Easel”, the 80 foot tall painting of Vincent van Gosh’s “Three Sunflowers in a Vase”.

We always make time to stop and see roadside attractions in small towns.  It is what makes our road trips fun, interesting and memorable.  Each little town has its own charm.  I especially like the homemade pies!

Could you see the “tiny” people in front of the “Big Easel”?


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