Travel Blogs from West Wendover
Monday - The plan was to head to Elko, Nevada today. We really just wanted to be able to check this state off, but we also wanted to make the most of it by exploring a museum or two. When we realized that the trip there was going to be closer to four hours instead of just a little over two, we decided to stop in West Wendover, which is just over the border of Nevada. There we topped off the gas ...
... a few thousand army personal by the looks of the old barracks. Cross the border from Utah to Nevada (still in wendover town) and there are huge casinos. Mac Donald's / sub way/ other fast foods and fancy smooth roads. Nevada must have awesome gambling laws. It looked really funny, this town in the middle of no where, looks deserted and broken, cross a line and there are flash 5 storey plus buildings and casinos ...
... around and fly past the 2 cars fully flooring it again. the minivans however are not cut of the same material as they hesitantly stay behind. Not too surprising though since both had families with kids in them ;-)
In Wendover we quickly find a car wash to get rid of all the salt on the car, as it looked like a 4-wheeled pretzel. Leaving the salt on would be pretty nasty for the bodywork and all other outside parts so better to get rid of it there.
... High Wind Area. Then another sign, a green directional, that simply said "Bonneville Speedway." I didn’t hesitate.
My kids went through a drag-racing phase in their teens, and my brothers followed NASCAR for years. I lived near the Talladega Speedway at one time, and my grandkids have watched the Ricky Bobby movie with me till the snap on the case ...
... mostly rock formations, Floating Island serves as this example, it looks to float from so far away. It's very neat, the ground rounding hides the bottom of the object with distance. Just such openness.
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