Rainbow Casino Hotel
Travel Blogs from West Wendover
It was a 7 and a half hour day of pedeling with some serious climbing. We ended the day with a spectacular view of the Salt Flats. After 107 miles I am going to eat and then get some rest for tomorrow we will go accross the flats. I don't think that the pictures will be much of a difference.
... west of Magna. You can even make out the picture of the little girl from the highway!
* that brings us to the biggest surprise: the Great Salt Lake leads to the Salt Flats. These are shown in the photos. Looks like snow, doesn't it? But it's just salt! A whole lot of salt! Wanna know how we're absolutely positive? We tasted it! Joi was not exactly a fan of doing this, but she felt ...
... 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 ...
... the main highways, but the lesser traveled state roads. A lot more scenic. Arrived in Jackson late in the afternoon. Today was a very memorable drive.
After a hearty breakfast we drove to the town square and walked around till the cold forced us back to the car. It was about minus 15c. The air is so cold your lips and cheeks sting. It was very foggy to start with, but by lunch time we had beautiful blue sky.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Departure: 10:10 am
Breakfast: in the RV
Lunch: Carlin, NV, in the parking lot of a Pilot gas station (we find the best places)
Dinner: in the RV in Wendover, NV
Arrival: 3:30 pm PDT / ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking