07.08.2010 - 08.08.2010 75 °F
We woke up early in Elko, NV, played round 2 of luggage Tetris, and hit the road headed for Salt Lake City, UT- the Mormon Mecca. The directions were simple: Step 1, go on Interstate 80 East. Step 2, stop when you get to Salt Lake City, UT. Along the way we passed through some mawwvolous mountains and stopped to check out the Bonneville Salt Flats. The salt covered the ground like snow and in the distance we saw a salt surfer hanging 10. With little black rocks we wrote our initials in the salt and all of a sudden we had a thirst for some margaritas so we continued to SLC.
It was only a 3 hour trip and we were through one state, one time zone, and hanging out in the Mormans. Thanks to William Shatner we scored a four star hotel right in the middle of the city. For the next 4 hours we hoofed around the city logging a total of 6 miles on the pedometer. SLC is very clean and has a very unique vibe. Could it be due to the…
Mormans!!! We couldn't wait to check out Temple Square. There we dodged about 20 brides (no exaggeration) and their massive wedding parties that were all in line to be married (marriage-a-palooza) and came to discovered a mysterious bee hive symbol that sent us on a mission to discover just what this bee-business was all about.
This mission took us through a guided tour of the bee-hive house and over to the capital building where the mission was concluded. The bee hive is a symbol for industry and has been adopted by both the state government and the Mormon religion. We concluded our evening with a trip to the posh part of town for some gourmet burgers including elk, lamb, bison, and beef.