Wendover, Nevada to Super 8, Rawlins, WY


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

If yesterday’s drive through the high sage plains, today was totally different. We were immediately on the Bonneville Salt Flats, with only a break when we crossed a big mountain range. On the other side was the Great Salt Lake. We passed the Morton’s Salt plant with their lady with the umbrella out front. Salt Lake City is a busy place, even on a Wednesday morning. There are lots of roads coming in and out of Interstate 80, around curves and up and down a mountain. Young people in cities drive like they are playing a video game. I am always happy to get out a big city.

Then we were into red mountains, and then wind. The winds were blowing all day, but we really didn’t notice it much while driving. When we came to a rest stop, though, we had to hold the doors tight when we opened them. A flashing sign to beware of 50 mph winds. Late in the day another flashing overhead sign said the road ahead might be closed. 70 mph winds with a high risk to high profile trailers of blow-over. We got off at the next exit looking for a campground, but it was closed. As we sat there considering our options, the wind rocked the truck and trailer. Across the street was a Super 8 Motel. We pulled around the downwind side where it blocked the wind. We went in and booked a room, then went downtown to Anong’s Thai Cuisine. We had a nice dinner with leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I was comforted knowing how well the Airstream did in pretty strong winds.

410 miles today


  2 comments for “Wendover, Nevada to Super 8, Rawlins, WY

  1. November 8, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Have always wondered why Thai food requires square plates? I bet the air stream takes the wind better than the square box trailers.

    • November 8, 2017 at 8:55 am

      I don’t know about the square plates, but I do think the Airstream is more aerodynamic than most trailers and certainly tractor-trailers. We saw an 18-wheeler on its side and wrapped around a bridge piling. I couldn’t look.

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