Desert, Desert, Desert
For the past five days we have been traveling through the desert and when I say desert, I mean the real thing, just like in the old westerns with people crawling across the sand and seeing mirages. Traveling east on I-80 means we are taking the shortest and gentlest route across the mountains but it is definitely not the most scenic.
Wanting to document the drive, I am struggling to find picture worthy scenes. At a rest stop in Utah, in the middle of the Salt Lake desert, we find the above sign. The sky is filled with smoke from the Salt Lake fire.
In Evanston, Wyoming we are fortunate to find a camp with green trees and a river walk.
Then it is back to rolling red hills until we reach Green River, WY.
The host at the Green River informs us about the baking soda that’s mined here. Never really thought about the origin of baking soda….
View of the Green River from the visitor’s center in the town of Green River.
One of the exhibits…it is huge!
This brings us back up to date….it’s just past check out time at the Lazy Acres Park in Riverside, WY.
Must get out of here but want to finish as there’s no promise of wi fi or cell signal for the rest of the day. Heading southeast into the mountains of CO!