Since we were driving by the Bonneville Salt Flats for the fourth time in six months, I had my heart set on stopping for a photo op. Kyle obliged with minimal eye rolling.
It was around 5:30pm when we stopped and HOT, HOT, HOT! But since we were pulling our house-on-wheels, we just drove out onto the flats and hooked up the generator. That gave us air conditioning and a microwave, so we heated up leftovers and ate in a climate controlled Roo. (I’m aware that we are pansies, yes.)
The kids had a blast exploring the sticky white powdery stuff that wasn’t snow.
Jessie even broke out a bit of Gangnam style.
The toys they’re holding are souvenirs from Glenwood Caverns. A stuffed raccoon that rides in its own purse (Jessie named her “Cozy”) and a pincher grabber toy (which Woody named “Picker-Upper-Today”). BEST TOY NAMES EVER!
I didn’t think the intense sun reflecting off all that white salt would do much for Buzz’s fair skin, so he hung out in the Jeep until the Roo was cooled off. But that didn’t stop him from being ridiculously cute!
In my opinion, taking the 15 minute detour to stop at the Bonneville Salt Flats is well worth it. You know you secretly want to floor that minivan and set your own land speed record! But seriously, it’s beautiful in its own way; a little eery, a little peaceful.