Hello CaliforniaMay 9, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C
Into the home stretch!
The Truckee River is one of the most beautiful rivers, in my opinion. It looks like it appears out of nowhere and then as you follow it along you find Reno and then the scenery gets more and more lush as you head into the Sierras.
I love looking at the salt flats sprinkled throughout Nevada. They look like beautiful expanses of white sand that would be fun to play in.
We’ve never driven through Nevada in the spring and it’s actually quite beautiful. A lot more green on the hills and colorful sagebrush everywhere with snow capped mountain ranges in the distance. Later in the season everything turns gold brown and the mountains are bare.Read more
I wasn’t able to take many pictures last night because it got dark as we left SLC. We were excited to try this RV Park that is new to us just outside Wells, Nevada. The website looked nice and we’d love a good home base when leaving Roseville. We woke up in a little gem in the desert: grassy fields, towering trees, and horses and cattle hanging out on the pasture next to us. The Welcome Station is definitely someplace we would return!Read more
I love driving along the Great Salt Lake, especially at sunset. The salt around it resembles sand, and the mountains in the distance make a scenic backdrop.
Unfortunately while moving through western Utah we hit a patch (20+ miles?) of bug swarms and the windshield got so splattered Eric couldn’t see to drive. You haven’t lived until you’ve spent 30 minutes trying to clean a windshield several feet over your head!Read more
Driving into SLC is beautiful. The road winds and curves through grassy hills, and since we were driving near Park City we got to see some of the beautiful towns that sprout up near ski resorts. If California becomes unlivable, Utah is on the short list of options.
Nearing Salt Lake City and we decided to pull over at a rest stop to stretch our legs and have a snack. So nice to be able to do that wherever we want!
It’s a pretty nice setting for an interstate rest stop, nestled up against the red rocks and the trees. I was totally enthralled by these little groundhog creatures. They found round holes in the trash compartments and would climb in to get a snack. Several of them were so roly poly their fat little bellies would get stuck when they tried to crawl out.Read more
Is it my imagination or is it immediately greener in Utah?
Sorry about the bugs on the windshield. It was cleaned thoroughly yesterday when we had our windshield chip repaired while we tooled around Cheyenne, but the darn thing is a bug magnet!
As its namesake indicates, Green River is a little town in western Wyoming through which the Green River runs. It was an important town for its location on the transcontinental railroad, and later because two dams were built on the Green R. (One upstream, one down). Downstream even further the Green meets the Colorado inside Canyonlands National Park. We stood over the junction of the two great rivers on our vacation in 2016 when we were in Dead Horse SP.
All along our drive we could see the snowy Rockies off to the south (zoom in on the horizon of the last picture to see).Read more