Unexpected Treats

So after all we’d been through (see previous post), what makes us keep going?

The unexpected treats, that’s what! Travelling all over means you never know what you might come across.

Like seeing where that salt shaker that sat on the table all those years I was growing up gets its contents, along the southern side of the Great Salt Lake (recognize that little girl with the umbrella?!?):




Seeing where people stopped, got out of their vehicles along the road, and left messages in the silt with rocks and stones:

Discovering how much of the Bonneville Salt Flats is actually pretty rough…


… and learning that the “measured mile” is on a ten-mile strip so long that the curvature of the earth prevents us from seeing from one end to the other. Fastest recorded land speed? Over 622 miles per hour!

At Bella’s Restaurant in Wells, Nevada, Ellen was charmed by their curtains made of aprons:


And who could resist a spot like this?


Not us! So we put the awning out and called it a day.


We watched this Belted Kingfisher swoop into the Salmon River to catch its dinner…


…and something told us if we were quiet, we’d see deer along the river at dusk. And we did! Along came this doe and her fawn:


Yes, this is what it’s all about!

About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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