Life, Travel

Summer 2017: Bonneville Salt Flats

We took our first family trip earlier this summer. It was an epic roadtrip from Provo UT, through Nevada, Northern California, to Southern Oregon, up the Oregon coast, and up through Seattle. An epic roadtrip with a 5 year old and a 2 year old who are not accustomed to lengthy periods in the car, let alone sleeping anywhere other than their own beds. We were excited for the new experience and potential chapter of our lives with these two but also sick with nerves imagining everything we didn’t want to happen!

It was months in planning as we looked forward to going to the coast and visiting with friends and family we haven’t seen in a long time. Stuart isn’t used to stopping a lot on trips other than for gassing up and using bathrooms. I’m all about the stops. A scenic viewpoint? I’m there. Stop at them all. Those brown National Park signs? I’m there. Stop at them all! Luckily, all Stu needs is to have a map with stops plotted and he’s good for the stops too, but not so much the unplotted spontaneous ones that take my fancy in an instant, but that’s ok because we had a lot of planned stops on this trip.

Our first stop was 2 hours 11 minutes from home: The Bonneville Salt Flats.

This stop was a bucketlist item for me and I loved experiencing it for the first time with my kids.

I had no idea the vastness of these flats but it makes sense since various land speed records were broken here. Miles and miles and miles of pure white, salty ground. I need a wide angle lens next time we go.

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