Posted by: Cross Country Couple | October 24, 2010

Day 28 … Salt Lake City

Last night we made it to a Wal-Mart in Evanston, WY to rest our heads. Today we are determined to get an oil change for our beloved Ford Escort. In Salt Lake City, the firs service station we stopped at couldn’t fit us in for an oil change today. Luckily, there was a Midas just a few miles down the road that could squeeze us in if we could wait 2 hours. We killed the time by hanging out at a McDonalds just down the road where we had wifi access and could update the blog and research our next stop. Just before we were ready to leave, a fight broke out when some punk started causing trouble. Two older men in line pinned him up against the wall while the managers called the cops. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the scuffle.

 

Sunset in Salt Lake City over the Great Salt Lake.

  

Once we got back on the road, we made our way to Temple Square to check out one of Salt Lake City’s more well-known tourist attractions. At the Visitor’s Center. we were greeted by two sisters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). After walking around the stone Temple and gardens, we went inside the Tabernacle. Built in the 1800s, this building used bridge technology to span the 150+ foot area without center supports.

Our last stop in Salt Lake City was at the shores of the Great Salt Lake just in time for sunset. We walked across nearly half a mile of salt encrusted earth before reaching the shoreline. The smells reminded us of low tide on Cape Cod.

 

Jump Shot! Danielle and Matt at the Great Salt Lake.

 

 

Matt walking out onto a sandbar in the Great Salt Lake.

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