July 28, 2009

Day 44 - Great Salt Lake and Bonneville Salt Flats

Checked out of our hotel and headed out to find a couple of Idaho caches, the last state we needed (other than Alaska) to find at least one cache in every state. There were a couple of virtuals nearby so we went looking for those.

Dave at the Where The Red Fern Grows virtual cache
We then headed toward Salt Lake City. We first stopped at the Burger Bar in Roy, UT, getting a Lime Rickey but passing on the buffalo and elk burgers. We then headed to see the Great Salt Lake. We stopped at the Salt Lake Marina and took a quick pic.

Jenn at the Great Salt Lake
We then headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats, to see where all the land speed records are set. Cool spot, lots of salt along the side of the road. Jenn said it reminded here of Hawaiian salt, although the granules looked larger to me.
Dave at the Bonneville Salt Flats
After finding a few caches at the Flats, we headed for Wendover, UT, where we're staying for the night. We did find a virtual cache at the plane where they filmed scenes for Con Air. Here I am checking out the inside of the plane.

And since Wendover is the UT/NV border, there were a few casinos. Decided to check out the Rainbow Casino. Walked through looking for some place to eat dinner but decided to save money and eat at Subway down the street. The Zeus slot machine tempted me though and I put in a $5, got up to $10, cashed out at $7. Stopped since we're saving our money for Reno, our next stop.

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