Salt Flats, west of Utah
For our spring break from school, my daughters and I are visiting their big sister in northern California. Our girl's road trip across the Utah/Nevada desert and then over Donner Pass in California has been an adventure with preparedness lessons learned. While traveling across the Utah desert we passed the Great Salt Lake and were surprised by the mountains of salt at the Morton salt plant. We enjoyed our 12-hour journey by listening/watching DVD's. Such a vast desert which I would rather cross in the springtime than the summer.
Lesson 1 - Plan Fuel Stops
As we drove I realized I had forgotten to plan where we would stop for gas. We were out of cell phone range,
so we couldn't reach my husband. I estimated how far I thought I could go and choose Elko, Nevada as the place to gas up. That was kind of risky. Next time, I will plan better. Thank goodness we didn't run out of gas!