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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CaNeUt Day 6 - Travel Back to Nevada

Next morning, it was time to head back to the kids.  I didn't want to leave Salt Lake City without stopping at the Great Salt Lake, so that was our first order of business on the way out of town.

There it is.  Great Salt Lake.  Only... it's kind of stinky.  And there's all these gnats flying around.

And then I looked down and noticed all the spider webs.  Go ahead and enlarge the pictures above and below this text.

Shudder.  Okay, I'm good.  I'm done here.  I can say I've been.  Check that off the ol' bucket list.

After a potty stop and a quick browse through the gift shop, we were on the road again.

Okay, so remember when we were at the museum, and I told you to make note of the Bonneville Salt Flats sign?  From the Great Salt Lake, for the next 100 miles, salt and more salt.  It seriously looked like a snowscape.

What's that?  Oh, just another pile of salt at a processing plant.  We also saw a Morton's facility, but I didn't get a picture of that.  We stopped for breakfast in Wendover, and that was the end of the salt.

There's a whole lot of nothingness in Nevada, but I did appreciate the Pony Express artwork and history lesson.  (Maybe not as much as I appreciated the porta potties, but it was still something interesting after miles and miles of not much.)

We've learned about the Pony Express while homeschooling, so, again, I found myself wishing the kids could see what I was seeing.

And what about those kids?  What were they doing while we were off cavorting around Utah?

Well, Buddy took them to the pool.

The little girls practiced their floating skills.

And this guy is getting to be a fish.

And then of course there was SUMMER CAMP!

The camp t-shirts were camo this year, which was just perfect for my little Army girl.

Jack was a great helper at camp, and one of the guys gave him a Leatherman style knife/multi tool.  I'd given him a tiny one in his stocking at Christmas, but he much prefers the man sized one.

Asleep standing up?

The kids had a great time, and when I asked, "Did you miss me?" Jack said, "I didn't really think about you."  Okay then.  

My daddy, my baby sister and I.  We went "out to dinner" just the 3 of us that night.  We snagged deli sandwiches and drinks at the local store and sat at a picnic table at the library and had a great time talking together.

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  1. We hit the Great Salt Lake in late June this summer. Only we actually went IN the water. It was gross! When we came out we had little live brine shrimp wiggling all over us. It is definitely cool to say been-there-done-that, but we're not in a hurry to go back. :)

    1. Eeek! That sounds icky. It sounds like the island is a cool place to visit, but we didn't have time.