Monday, October 18, 2010

Logan Back to Salt Lake City

When Bill finished the Logan store we decided to head over to Jackpot Nevada for a few days and then south to the Bonneville Salt Flats before going back to the Salt Lake City area. Jackpot was a small little town with a total of 5 casinos. We were able to stay at the RV park next to Cactus Pete's casino. The only good deal in all 5 casinos was getting a Buy 1 Get 1 Free buffet from Cactus Pete's.

One day in Jackpot we took a day trip up into Idaho with a stop at Miracle Hot Springs in Buhl.
They have either a communal pool or you can rent private spa rooms. Because we were there before 6pm we got a private space room for only $8 per hour per person. I sure miss my hot tub back home!
After leaving the Jackpot area we stopped for the night in West Wendover Nevada which basically connects right to Wendover Utah....gambling in one city, no gambling and probably other fun things in the other. Wendover is the closest city to the Bonneville Salt Flats which were to have a huge race weekend the following weekend.

The Bonneville Salt Flats are part of ancient Lake Bonneville that was once the size of Lake Michigan. The salt flats were first encountered by white people when Jim Bridger, Kit Carson and other mountain men explored it starting in 1824. The infamous Donner party was warned not to try and cross the salt flats but decided to do so anyway. The result was one of the most horrific tragedies of migration to the Western United States when surviving members of the doomed wagon train resorted to cannibalism to stay alive.

As you can see although it may look like a frozen lake - that is the closest to a frozen lake I ever want to come to again - it is all salt. Dozey had a good time running around but we committed an unpardonable sin and forgot his Chuck it and tennis ball!

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