Travel Blogs from West Wendover
... around camp at night with Sean, Sarah, and our guides playing guitar and singing.
After dropping the kids off at the airport, we headed 2 more hours to West Wendover, NV, just over the border. This was a long flat drive across the Utah Salt Flats and the Bonneville Salt Flats.
We will head further across Nevada tomorrow.
... on for their grizzlys. The next day we left Salt Lake City. We headed past the worlds largest excavation, a rio Tinto copper mine, we didn't get a chance to see it since the visitor centre had to be moved cause of the winter snow making the current site dangerous. Apparently we could have seen some big dump trucks :-) I think we've seen enough of them :-) After the salt lake, we got onto the bonneville ...
... prepare, some with proper teams involved. Then there is the start line, all without any shade of course and 100 degrees plus.. We spoke to several drivers who were all happy to share their experiences. One of our favourites was a lady wearing the ‘blue hat’ which meant that she had driven in excess of 300 mph. They race against the record for their category as opposed to each other. We had a great day – ...
... our tires wet so to speak. Fortunately for us there is also a mustang out there, who quickly shows us the way and races out ahead of us. Time to floor it!
Following the mustang we quickly hit about 90mph, then we let off as the mustang slowly turns right. We decide to carry on farther in the same direction. There are some areas on the flats that still have the soft mud almost exposed, so it's a bit tricky to just punch it all the way the whole time. As soon ...
... size of Lake Michigan; the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Great Salt Lake are remnants of that ancient lake.
More history of the Salt Flats, http://www.utah.com/playgrounds/bonnevi lle_salt.htm
Racing at the Bonneville, http://saltflats.com/ ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Nevada Crossing West Wendover
Other places to stay in West Wendover
100 Wendover Boulevard, West Wendover | Hotelfrom $59
- Great hotel and very kid friendly
- Luxury found in Wendover.
- Gorgeous hotel.
1045 Wendover Boulevard, West Wendover | Hotelfrom $49
680 Wendover Boulevard, West Wendover | Hotelfrom $49