6:30 a.m. and I am packed to leave the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. The bison don’t want me to leave the Lamar Valley. They are blocking the road at every bend. One huge bull has a showdown with Vanna, I back up and go around him very slowly. On my way, I turn on the road from Canyon to Norris and it is filled with cars. It looks like a bear sighting. I know I can’t stop but as I drive very slowly by, I see a black bear walking along the tree line unconcerned about all the commotion he is causing. I drive on.
I decide to stop at Antelope Island State Park, a cool place a little north of Salt Lake City on the Great Salt Lake.
It is about 9 miles from Interstate 15, a quiet place on the Great Salt Lake. I had learned about it in one of the blogs I follow. They said there were lots of mosquitoes but luckily I had only a few flies.
The pictures don’t capture this magical place. I really enjoyed it and want to return here.
Antelope Island State Park has a nice campground but bring your own water.
There is a quiet vastness to The Great Salt Lake.
The next day I wished I had more time to explore Antelope Island but I was headed home and had to drive through Salt Lake City. Next stop Mesquite, Nevada.
I decided to stay at the Virgin River Casino for the night. It is in Nevada just leaving Utah and crossing a little bit of the Arizona Strip. It is too hot for a campground. I have stayed here before, it’s a no extra’s hotel and the price is right. No bedspreads, which is fine with me and a $6.95 prime rib dinner special. I dipped into the swimming pool and after watching a little t.v. I headed to the restaurant. The prime rib special was excellent. The next a.m. I was up and on my way at 6:30 am. Home was my final destination.
Here I am home and looking forward to my next trip.