January 24th, 2020

Conrunner Kevin

Long Weekend Getaway, Day 1: Elko to Layton (via Wendover)

I called yesterday "day 0" because I was working in the morning before we left for Elko. I "slept in" (which for me means getting up at 6:30 instead of 4:30 AM) at the hotel in Elko. We took our time, partially because the weather report said that overnight snow would lift by later in the morning. As it happens, there was only a small bit of snow, and it had turned to rain and thus slush by the time we left. Nevertheless, Lisa (who is doing the driving) said she didn't feel comfortable getting off the Interstate today, so we took the "straight route" east through Wendover on I-80. However, this meant we could finally visit a museum for which we've never had the time before.

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After a very nice afternoon exploring the museum, it was time to move on, as we wanted to get to Layton before dark if possible. As with yesterday, our travel was only about 250 miles, so we had lots of slack in our schedule.

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We'll be here two nights. Tomorrow we have planned a trip to a museum that we wanted to visit during our Westercon/NASFiC trip last July, but for which we just didn't have enough time.