Rainbow Casino Hotel
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 ...
... layer of salt on top of muddy lake bed. Most of the flat is hard and dry, but there are still some spots where the mud is still wet and it's easy for your car to break the crust and get stuck in the soft mud.
Another piece of advise from the Internet: to mark your odometer and/or gps so you know where you left from exactly. Because once you drive out onto the flats for a bit it's really hard to figure out where to go. We first slowly drive onto the ...
... 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/ ...
... a wild herd of Bison. The only animals we haven't seen in the wild is Bear and Wolf. Hopefully in the next few days.
The sun still packs a punch, even when its freezing. It so nice to feel the suns rays warming your semi frozen face. Everybody is complaining up here about the lack of snow. Most places around here should have already received 3 to 4 metres of snow, but they have been lucky to get half a metre so far.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility