Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 8

We have spent today descending down from Wyoming into Utah and we are now in Idaho! Utah we just slipped past north of Salt Lake city and drove the Interstate. An unexpected bonus has been the speed limit of 80 mph on all the interstates since we reached Wyoming, although with the tight suspension and additional weight in the Mazda it always has a bit of a Mad Max feel to the drive, especially when I look in the rear view mirror.

For some context on the altitude Rawlings is at 6,800 feet, the highest point of the pass through the Rockies in Wyoming is 8,600.

Tonight we are in Twin Falls, hopfully we will get to see the falls in the morning.

P.S. Still not identified the smell


  1. I love keeping up with your journey! Can you tell I am having a little separation anxiety???

  2. Watch out for rattle snakes, grizzle bears and Mormons! The West is dangerous!

  3. Belated congratulations on your adventure! Really lovely to read and see the photos of your family's journey to the West... tiny bit disappointed it wasn't a bit more like Meek's Cutoff with the wagons and the shotguns and the dresses and all... but wonderful never the less. Lots of love, Ski