Super 8 Salina/Scenic Hills Area
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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In Fillmore we went to visit fishlake National Forest. It is a vast area with wildlife such as elk and wolves. The vegetation is mostly pine needle trees, and has many streams of water. For free Lodging I decided to drive into the middle of the forest and sleep in the car.
And so we began... Taryn, Aimee, and I left Buffalo at about 6pm from Buffalo and started heading west. My feet touched Lake Erie. That's never happened before, so I thought it was cool. We trekked all the way through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and part of Iowa in one night. After freshening ourselves up a bit in the farmland of Iowa, we continued on, not stopping until Lincoln, Nebraska. There we stopped at the Botanical ...
... We continued to drive through more exotic landscapes. A little further down the road in the Fruita School area, we were able to once again see petroglyphs. They are called the Fremont Petroglyphs. It is thought they were done 1,500 or 1,600 years ago by the Fremont Indians who they know very little about but don't think they are tied to any modern day tribes. It really isn't known what happened to them, much like "The Ancient Ones" we have heard about in different areas ...
Had continental breakfast at the motel for 1st time (out the door too early the other 2 days) & hit the road toward Torrey around 8 AM. On Route 70 & there's a whole lot of nothing to see... then onto 24 southwest... no services, no buildings... nothing but a few free range cows, mesas & flat fields of sagebrush. At 9:20 AM turn off 24 toward Goblin Valley State Park & stopped at the entrance to talk with park ranger about ...
... up on some much needed rest, TV, books and internet. (Lee: 12 hours of pain: not a good thing.)
On our final night in Salina, Lee's stomach was feeling much better so we decided to check out the highly-recommended Mom's Cafe. Now, Salina is a very small town with not much in it, so it was either Mom's or more fast food (which neither of us were very interested in). So, we entered Mom's with a little trepidation... it looked like a ...