All, Thanks for your patience for the disconnect on “Part 4” of our return drive. We have been home in S.F. just over one week and we finally have all our technology issues resolved. So, time to pick up where we left off…
Day 4: Laramie to Salt Lake City.
We were up early and on the road shortly before day break. The storms have past and the temperatures dropped into to 60s. So off we went, westward toward Utah.
Soon we realized the horizon was murky with smoke from the Montana fires and the temps steadily rose into the 90s by the time we arrived in Salt Lake City.
Oh, did I mention more freeway construction?! Fortunately, traffic was lighter than usual so the slow downs weren’t nearly as bad as the last couple of days.
We arrived in downtown Salt Lake City in the early afternoon. We decided to catch a movie at the newly developed Gateway Shopping Center. Bonus: free secure parking courtesy of Megaplex Gateway Theaters. (See review: Kidnap, post dated 8/4/17.)
Since our room at the Residence Inn was a fully equipped one bedroom apartment we decided to eat in for dinner. Where to shop?! Nearby Harmons of course. (Move over Whole Foods…)
Day 5: Salt Lake City to Reno.
At the last minute, we decided to adjust our travel plans. By extending our driving distance on day 5 we determined we could shave off one day and get home a day sooner.
Day 6: Reno to San Francisco.
Another early morning departure. “California here we come…right back where we started from…”
Total miles 2,288.