Tuesday, August 7: West Wendover, Nevada, to Ogallala, Nebraska



Another long driving day: over 700 miles, again with a lot of reading by yours truly (we are reading David Lodge, Changing Places, which is a joy to reread this way). We got up a little later than Monday morning (about 7:00) and were on the road pretty much all day. We stopped 10 miles or so outside of Wendover to step onto the Salt Flats and marvel at the salt crust and the flatness all around us. But we only looked at the Great Salt Lake in passing and just drove on out of Utah and into Wyoming, where we had lunch (at a Subway’s) right inside the Wyoming border, in Evanston. We drove through all of Wyoming, had lunch in Sydney (at a Perkins’) and then, because hotel rooms were scarce and expensive in Sydney because of the nearby Sturgis motorcycle rally, we drove on to Ogallala, where we got the last room in a Rodeway Inn (most recently redecorated in the late 70s).