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The Utah Bonneville Salt Flats & Speedway

The drive through Nevada on I-80 is definitely not listed on America’s Top 10 Scenic Drives. Boring, flat, and fairly ugly: I usually try and sleep through most of it while my husband drives and the kids lounge in the backseat reading or playing games on the tablet. This last time through, however, we purposely decided to spend the night just outside of Wendover, Utah and check out the Bonnveille International Speedway. Specifically, I wanted epic photos of our Airstream on the Salt Flats. At first glance, the speedway isn’t much. The pavement ends with only a bullet-riddled, paint covered sign explaining that the wide expanses of salt stretching out to the horizon are used to test the speed of some of the fastest vehicles in history. Undeterred, we set about exploring and making a quick dinner while we waited for the light to get good. Once the sun starting dipping towards the horizon, we slowly pulled our 2008 Airstream Travel Trailer off the pavement and onto the salt flats. Tag-teaming with my husband, we angled the truck and trailer just right to capture the setting sun behind it, grabbed our cameras, and then let the kids play while we furiously took photos from every angle possible. You can’t camp right on the Salt Flats, but the speedway borders some BLM land and we just pulled off there for the night before continuing into Salt Lake City the next morning.Utah Salt Flats_21Utah Salt Flats_23The speedway is definitely an impressive site, but probably only worth the stop for the photos– unless you go during Speedweek. THEN it would be simply amazing!

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  • danielle - I want to go for pictures as well 🙂 Beautiful pictures. You guys are seeing so many amazing places! I can’t even imagine the memories your kids will have!ReplyCancel

  • Merry Christmas from the Currently Wandering Crew! » Currently Wandering - […] Driving home from the Bay Area last April, we had a lot on our plates. We had received an offer on our house and were racing home to make sure we still wanted to sell it. Our only concession along the route was an epic photo shoot with the Airstream on the Bonneville Salt Flats before we drove into Salt Lake City the following morning (blog post). […]ReplyCancel

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