On to Utah!

We woke up this morning. I checked my stash and it was the same as it was last night. He didn’t steal my treats and lose them in Vegas. OK, time to leave Vegas. Most Vegas hotels have themes, some you can easily see (New York NY, Paris, the Venetian). Some are just a little harder: Excaliber (King Arthur’s Court Theme), Caesar’s Palace (Ancient Rome), Luxor (it’s in the shape of a pyramid and that’s ancient Egypt) but none of these wanted dogs. We stayed in a theme hotel also, the theme appeared to be retro-very early 21st century commercial. On one side of the hotel was a perfectly restored McDonald’s and on the other side was a pristine condition Walmart Superstore. Soak in some of the atmosphere, close your eyes, and you’ll swear you were back in 2004. Nostalgia-I had tears in my eyes (both places sell FOOD).

We left and the trip through Southeastern Nevada was not worth mentioning. My Sonoran Desert was much prettier than a scrub brush once every 10 yards (meters). We had to reenter the extreme Northwestern tip of Arizona in Interstate 15. We found some really good stuff. We encountered the Virgin River. I thought is might be Branson’s revenge on Arizona by buying a river in retaliation for Arizona having the London Bridge, but no-the Virgin River had no water in it.

On to Utah. Most of the day was spent going from the Arizona-Utah border to North of Salt Lake City. Southern Utah showed red rock (which we saw too much of in our 2010 trip-we didn’t miss a red rock anywhere in Utah).

SAM_0709There were times when you couldn’t see any sign of canine civilization except for the road and the other vehicles on it



Since this was the longest day of our trip going to Montana, we bypassed Salt Lake City and waved

SAM_0717We arrived at our destination North of Salt Lake City and were pooped. Once again, I didn’t get my way. I wanted to go to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see where they test cars and set land speed records on the perfectly flat salt. I wanted to see if the flats were realy salt. He said “trust me, Kyla, I wondered the same thing and actually put a pimple into the flats by taking just a little and tasted it. Yup, pure NaCl !”

OK, time to rest. Kaci needs her beauty sleep.




About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

23 comments on “On to Utah!

  1. McDonalds and Walmart..Bwahaahaahaa! SHE once had to stop the car to taste the salt…think that was right after it became a salt flat. It was long ago! Some of that area looks like a moonscape.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. That does look pretty bare out there. Are you going to stop and see Goose and Stanley and Murphy?? safe travels

    Jazzi and Addi

  3. I think it’s awfull so many hotels do not accept dogs!! In Spain it is the same, they can’t even go to the beach!!! And my dogs really love the beach!!
    You are making a great trip, I am really enjoying the pictures!!

  4. What? No dogs allowed? That’s sad. But at last you found a Hotel, even with Food-Temples around. Maybe Salt Lake City now is Poop Lake City?

  5. We had this wonderful smelly candle from Salt Lake City, have never been able to get one again, it was grape. Thought you would like to know that..BOL. Glad he didn’t steal your stash. Glad you found somewhere to get your beauty sleep, so many hotels over here don’t want dogs xx0xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  6. I wanted to see Salt Lake and how you can float and never drown. This vacation is a road tour. I want my money back.
    Sweet William The Scot

    • Your money is cheerfully refunded-our no questions asked guarantee. I wanted to see the salt lake and the flats also but They didn’t allow it. You’ll just have to test it out at the ocean beach in Cincinnati.

  7. All those highways sure look nice but I’d like to curl up with you two gals on that nice bed. Maybe Fox, Scruff, Scooby & Shaggy (cats) can curl up too. Imagine the nap….
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  8. I know you two are having a great time. Why? Because you are with your humans. They like that too.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your humans. 🙂

  9. So, since you didn’t get to do anything, did you guys just sleep and eat, bark at anything? and yell at Mom & Dad. Our Dad has been to Bonne-go-fast-O-ville, and yes it is salt and it gets stuck to everything. Would have been fun to test run the Scottie Mobile, say at 160 mph!

    The Mad Scots

    • Unfortunately, we didn’t take the Scottiemobile but the Travelling Zoo car. We’re at the final destination and will report in 2 posts-we ate, slept and barked a lot.

  10. OOOHHHHHH! Wish I were with you guys. I get tired of the same ‘ole scenery around my house. And, hey, we could steal away and share a snack. Together.

    aROOOOO! Stuart

  11. Wow, looks like such an exciting adventure! ^_^

    Nutty, Nacho, Buddy & Basil

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