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Oct 13, 2018 - Evanston, WY to Wendover, UT

Awoke to a brisk (31 degrees) clear day. This BW is a bit different. Breakfast is served in a bar/lounge, there is waitress to seat you/pour coffee and other than hotel residents can eat breakfast. That said, the breakfast was nothing special! Evanston (population 12,500) was founded in 1868 (celebrating in November 150 years) during the construction of the First Continental RR. Water and lumber fueled cross-country locomotives until 1925 when Union Pacific disbanded the Evanston locomotive service center. Natural gas drilling today has...

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May 25, 2013 - Road to Grass Valley California - Wendover UT

On our journey to Grass Valley, we stopped and dry camped at a rest area on the Bonneville Salt Flats. We stopped at Saltair on the Great Salt Lake on the way, it use to be a wooden resort for swimming in the Great Salt Lake, it has burnt down several times and is now a music concert venue. SaltAir Pavilion - The first Saltair, completed in 1893. Saltair was not the first resort built on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, but was the most successful ever built. It was designed by well-known Utah architect Richard K.A. Kletting and rested on...

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May 17, 2013 - Making our way East

Our intention was to drive along Hwy 80 through Nevada to about Wells. That's about halfway through the state. However, we didn't feel like stopping for the night once we got to Wells, so we continued on, making it to the Utah/Nevada border at Wendover in the evening. There was a nice America's Best Shell station where long-haul truckers and RVers would stay over night. A Subway Sandwich shop was there too. What more would we need for a safe sleep-over? This day's drive included my first drive of the truck while towing the trailer. The...

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Rambling Rodericks

Jul 15, 2012 - Day 1; Park City to Pony Express

Day One We said good bye to Artie and our dealer friends and pulled out of the Montage at 1 PM. The weather was threatening so we pulled on our rain gloves and closed all the vents in our riding suits. As promised by the very perky weather girl on the local news it was unseasonably cool at 59 degrees. We rode up and over Deer Valley Pass and down into the valley toward southern Salt Lake. After about 60 miles or so we turned due west and headed for the Pony Express Backroad Byway, a national scenic route. We gassed up and filled Charlie's...

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Smith Tour 2012

Jun 6, 2012 - UUUUUUUUP!

Wendover, UT. We had never heard of Timpanogos Cave National Monument so, of course, we went to it. The cave is actually 3 connected caves and may be entered only with a ranger on an hour-long guided tour. The place is popular and visitors sometimes wait 2 to 3 hours or are turned away because all tours for that day are full. The only access to the cave system is by walking a STRENUOUS 1 1/2-mile-paved trail, which rises 1,092 ft to an elevation of 6,730 ft above sea level. One is given an orientation below and assigned a tour time for up...

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May 23, 2012 - Wednesday 23rd May - we go to Bonneville!!

Wednesday 23rd May We have settled into our hotel really well, which is good as it’s our home for the next six nights. We both had a really good sleep. We had breakfast at the hotel, filled up the car in the petrol station right next door, and headed West (young man) towards Wendover on Interstate 80. I drove – wow, it’s quite different sitting on the left hand side! But I seemed to cope okay apart from often finding the speedo needle sitting on 90 miles an hour (speed limit is 75…). There were some very strong crosswinds along the way,...

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Jun 11, 2011 - Reno,NV to Wendover,UT

We left Reno on a beautiful morning after walking about the Boomtown Casino. The RV park is within the casino grounds. Adjacent to us is Cabellas. Today we drove I80 eastward through the beautiful Sierra mountains of Nevada. It is some 400 miles to traverse to the Utah border near Wendover. We hit a vicious wind and torrential rainstorm about 40 miles west of Wendover-it was slow and treacherous going. I worried about our Kayak on the car,but it did fine. We arrived tired about 7PM.

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TRIP OFA LIFETIME IV

Jul 22, 2010 - Hill AFB, Side Trip to Bonneville Salt Flats

Today we set off to drive out to see the Bonneville Salt Flats near the Nevada border. This was a place Jerry was really interested in seeing after witnessing various attempts to set speed records in motorized vehicles, including motorcycles on tv as a kid. The construction right now around Salt Lake City and suburbs is pretty horrendous, so it took us a while to reach I-80 heading due west. We drove past the Great Salt Lake (GSL) on our right and past a lot of desolate lands – many of them covered in salt residue heading into Utah’s Wild...

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May 1, 2010 - driving across wyoming & utah

We woke up to snow all over the car & drove in snow showers & sleet almost all day. We are on the Wyoming Utah tonight & will be in Reno tomorrow. The country is beautiful. I"m surprised that the pictures are coming becauseood beacause we are taking them as we are driving down the road. Will write more tomorrow

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Sep 18, 2009 - Enola Gay & More

After a leisurely breakfast, we decided to take a drive around Wendover to take in some of the local atmosphere. Our first stop was the historic Wendover Airfield which is dedicated to preserving World War II Army Air Force history, educating present and future generations about this period. Wendover Airfield was home to the crews of the Enola Gay and Bock's Cars, which were two of the squadrons first to let loose the bombs over Japan. Click on the link below for a detailed look at the airfield. http://wendoverairbase.com/world_war_2 We...

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Sep 17, 2009 - Welcome to Wendover

Welcome to Wendover - now would that be Utah or Nevada? Well both actually, as the town of Wendover splits right down the middle. Gambling and drinking on one side, dry and quiet on the other LOL. Why would any one want to go to Wendover .... well it's home of the Bonneville Salt Flats - home of world land speed records. The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is located along...

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Aug 14, 2009 - Danielle - The Hunt for Free Wi-Fi...

August 13 2009 – 6:25pm (8:25 Oakville time) Lots of driving today. At a rest stop just outside of Salt Lake City, getting gas and using the facilities. Not too much happened today, we’ve driven since about 11 this morning and haven’t decided how much farther we’re going to go tonight. We saw a Hawaii license plate this morning, in Laramie, which was the cause of much excitement since on ALL of our road trips we’ve never seen a Hawaiian license plate. We kinda stalked the guy around a parking lot so that we could get a good picture and he...

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