Larry & Lee Ann's Journey 2 travel blog

Pulled out to rain this morning. Never like traveling in the rain...

Nice, new hotel tucked into the pretty rocks...

We can barely see the wind turbines through the rain...

Yay, we're driving out of it now :)

We can see the wind turbines now although they are standing in...

Looks like a buried dinosaur back doesn't it?

Isn't this pretty?

Welcome to Utah :)

This train was so long! Love trains :)

Pretty area for a farm or ranch...

Rest area view as we ate our lunch today...

Zoomed in a bit :)

Nice home tucked in here...

Heavy deer population along here...

Loving the Fall colors...

The sun is bobbing in & out...

I want to go up this road!!! Wonder where it goes?

More pretty hillside as we move along...

Love clouds!

This happened right in front of us. Scary for a minute! Driver...

The Great Salt Lake...Off to our right, hard to photograph at 60...

Morton Salt plant...

Yep, Morton Salt...

Size perspective of pile! Wow, how many train car loads is this???

It's turned into a pretty day :)

Still on I-80, plenty of truckers along our route...

Here's one now!

Folks love spelling their name or leaving a message of rocks...

It looks pretty & blue but it's getting murky & you can...

Pretty reflections...

Last shot for today, just a few more miles to town!


It was an interesting travel day yesterday. Beautiful scenery along I-80 westbound most of the day. We started out with rain, then encountered snow covered mountains, fog, more rain & finally a bit of sun along the way. The scenery was so pretty!!! Fall is definitely in the air, & even though we don't get the brilliant colors like back East, it was still lovely with all of the trees turning yellow & gold with a smattering of red as well. Especially around the Salt Lake City area.

Just outside the city limits a truck exploded into a cloud of smoke right in front of us. We believe he blew an engine. It was pretty frightening as we couldn't tell if the vehicle was on fire due to the smoke. But he was fine. Thank goodness, scary to see.

Moving along we traveled along the Great Salt Lake which is really down in size this year. The Morton salt plant was in full swing & there were plenty of folks spelling out their names with rocks, bottles etc along the waters edges. Some were wading out quite a distance. Yuck, doesn't look like fun to me! The hills were reflecting into the water making for a pretty view as we neared East Wendover. Wendover has two sides, the East side in the state of Utah & the West side in Nevada. Casinos sit right on the line, and I do mean literally.

We are parked at the Shell Station in East Wendover, Utah. There is a large parking lot in back & other RV'ers as well as truckers park here regularly. The lot is about the size of a football field & there are ShorePower poles on site. We have found them to be unreliable so far so I won't say much more about them here. You can Google for more info if you are interested though.

As we were settling in for the night we discovered a 12 inch piece of metal hanging down near the trailer tire. We attempted to get roadside help but of course it was Saturday and late in the day. We actually reached a garage & they agreed to come out & stated they could fix our issue, whatever it might be. We explained that we thought it was a broken leaf spring. Well, four hours later (and 3 more unanswered phone calls)we decided he wasn't coming. We finally went to bed wishing we had been more successful with help. We called another shop this morning & even though they were not open the mechanic came out & looked at the 5th wheel. We do indeed need a new leaf spring as well as a couple of other parts. So, Larry & I are returning to Salt Lake City in the morning to pick up the needed parts. That will save us $250. When we return with the new parts they are going to install them here at the parking area. They think it will take 2-3 hours so hopefully we'll be done in time to continue our trip to Ely. We are only a few hours from Mom's and looking forward to seeing her & sister Lori. So prayers that all goes well tomorrow would be greatly appreciated!



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