Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's saltly here

"Visitors tread across the famous Bonneville Salt Flats at a rest stop along Interstate 80 in northwestern Utah, Friday, Aug.14, 2009. The salt flats are famous for their use as the Bonneville Speedway for high-speed race cars."

On Friday, I ventured out almost two hours northwest to the Bonneville Salt Flats. I had heard about them and seen some video, but thought there was only one way to experience them: On my own.

The day cost me a small fortune though.

After filling my gas tank and buying a large bottle of water, we ventured west. Less than two hours later, we arrived.

We took a small walk on the flats, shot some photos and then talked to a dude from California who had a cat and dog that were walking around the rest stop, but came back on command. Funny stuff. Or as he said, "bitchin'!"

He hinted to us that the World of Speed may still be going on, and told us how to get there.

Unfortunately, there was no racing going on, aside my from my own. Yep, I decided to take my new Subaru WRX out on the flats for a little fun.

I will say, driving on it is an experience. I felt nauseated because I didn't really feel as if I was moving at all. Haha. But my new Subaru WRX sure did have some fun.

Following that, we figured since we were four miles from Nevada, to cross over and gamble. Bad idea.

I got greedy and after going up, ended up in the hole about $20.

So as the day continued, and my debt increased, (a car wash to rinse the salt of my car, another tank of gas, and dinner) I decided it was time to turn in for the night and call it quits before I was broke.

All in all, it was totally worth the trip and know I'll be back out there again soon.


Blogger Mark Johnston said...

When you said in the hole I thought you meant hundreds of dollars! Not twenty bucks! Consider yourself lucky.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:42:00 AM  

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